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
Oslo Gardermoen International Airport, the city’s main airport is called Gardemoen. You’ll
find that both by international and domestic carriers including Norwegian, SAS, Air France,
British Airways and Widerøe fly here. The airport has one terminal building, overpriced
souvenirs and a beautiful new building waiting awaiting you.
Getting to the city:
Gardemoen airport is well connected to the city center with a high speed train (the smooth and
efficient Flytoget which gets you to Oslo city center in
20mins for around 180kr (around 18.5 euros)
For a cheaper option, you can hop onboard the standard Vy (formerly NSB) intercity and
local train services which stop at Gardermoen (adult/child 101/51kr) and take 23 minutes, up
to three an hour).
The Torp-Expressen bus runs from Torp airport to the Galleri Oslo bus terminal in about 95
minutes. Buses leave Oslo around 3½ hours before the check-in closes and typically leave
Torp around 35 minutes after a flight arrives. It’s important to note that they will wait if a
plane is late arriving. Free wisdom for nervous travelers.
NSB (www.nsb.no) trains run roughly every hour between Oslo S and Torp station
(adult/child 281/141kr). They take 1½ hours. A shuttle bus meets the trains and takes
passengers to the airport, and yes, the shuttle fee is included in the price of the train ticket..
Are you coming to us by train? We’re impressed.
All trains arrive and depart from Oslo S in the city center so you’ve arrived as soon as you
Frequent train services run around the Oslofjord (e.g Drammen, Skien, Moss, Fredrikstad and
Halden). Check updated timetables on Vy (formely NSB) before traveling.
Bus eh? Superb!
Long-distance buses (domestic and international) arrive and depart from the Galleri Oslo Bus
Terminal. The train and bus stations are linked via a distinctive overhead walkway for easy
connections (seriously, you can’t miss it).
Nor-Way Bussekspress Operates a bunch of intercity bus services to/from Oslo, mostly in
the south. You can access tickets and timetables online.
Oslo is well served with a vast range of options that suit all budgets, from hotels and hostels
to rentable cabins, Airbnb and Couchsurfing prospects.
Stay tuned for some of our favourites, coming soon!