The first day of the conference will take place over two floors at Youngs, Oslo’s newest old venue in the beating historical heart of the city. The City Hotspot (a fair-like exhibition event for partners and sponsors) will be housed in vintage green velveted booths in the cafe/bar area, with glassed rooms for open sessions and a small stage with bookshelf backdrop for short presentations, prior to the official inauguration of the event.
We’ll move downstairs to kick off the keynote portion of the program, to a newly built venue space emanating with edgy and urban city charm. This larger space will host up to 350 participants in an intimate seating scheme for maximum engagement with the audience.
On day 2 of WWNA case studies, workshops and the closing sessions will be held at the leafy Blindern campus of the University of Oslo, just three stops from the city center and with all the expected amenities for wifi and connected co-working.
Apart from its contribution to Scandinavian Design, the University is also the only one in the world involved in the awarding of a Nobel prize, counting no less than five Nobel Laureates amongst its researchers. UiO is also home to 2.800.000 books, the largest academic library in Norway.
When you come to a WWNA event you know you’re getting more than a conference. It’s an anthropologist’s job to be social, so we’re not shy about saying that we throw down a good after-party.
And where better to drift into after a full day of stimulating events then the historic Kulturhuset? We’ll be easy to find and awaiting your sparkling conversation and the finest dance moves.
Day two will end at ‘that place with the lightup dancefloor’, none other than Storgata 26, at Oslo’s newest, freshest haunt. Storgata 26 is equal parts mood-lit basement lounge and bar, and bright bohemian oasis of a backyard, especially reserved for our guests to unwind after a long day at Blindern with music and great vibes.