August 31 - September 2, 2020, Skövde, Sweden
This year the conference will take place at the University of Skövde and ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena, Skövde Sweden. The University and ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena are at walking distance from the central train station and the hotels located in city center. The conference will take place in ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena (see image).
The town of Skövde is situated in the south western part of Sweden between Vänern and Vättern, the two biggest lakes in the country. The region has a rich cultural heritage, and many historical tourist attractions.
Skövde is around 1 hour away from Gothenburg center by train, or around two hours by car. Travelling to Skövde from Stockholm center takes around 2 hours by high-speed train.
Getting to Skövde by train is easy and convenient from both Stockholm and Gothenborg. However, if you arrive to Sweden in the evening, you may envounter difficulties catching a train the same night. Information about trains can be found at www.sj.se and www.mtrexpress.se. When arriving to Gothenborg airport (Landvetter) you will need to take a bus into Gotheborg city (www.flygbussarna.se) to be able to catch a train to Skövde. If you arrive through Arlanda (Stockholm airport) you can either take a bus to Stockholm train station or use the Arlanda express train. Taking a taxi from airport to train station is also an option but make sure you ask about the price before leaving as taxi prices are not regulated and price differences can be large. Buying train tickets in advance is highly recommended.
Arriving through Gothenborg Landvetter is the nearest Swedish international airport to Skövde. From the airport you need to take a bus (Flygbussarna: Airport coaches) to Gothenburg bus and train station (Nils Ericson Terminalen, last stop), followed by a train to Skövde. There are buses every 15 minutes and trips between the Gothenburg-Landvetter airport and Gothenburg Central Station take 30 minutes. The train from Göteborg central station to Skövde takes between 1 hour and 1.5 hours. There are trains every hour (approx.). Prices depend on the train, and change according to demand. Regional trains can be found for about 200 SEK.
Arriving through Stockholm Stockholm (Arlanda) is a bit further away than Gothenborg but can be quite convinient as a traveling option. From the airport you need to take either the Arlanda express (train) or a bus (Flygbussarna: Airport coaches) to Stockholm bus and train station. Then a train to Skövde. The train is faster and the bus is cheaper. The train from Stockholm central station to Skövde takes from 2 hours if traveling by the SJ X2000 or MTRExpress high speed trains, but can take up to 3.5 hours if using the SJ regional trains. Prices depend on the train, and change according to demand.
Multiple hotels are available in central Skövde, which is within 10 minutes walking distance to the ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena and University of Skövde campus. There is an agreement between the University and the following hotels. We do not do registrations. In order to get a discount, specify that you are going to a conference at the University of Skövde. These three hotels are at a walking distance (less than 10 minutes from/to ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena).
Skövde Vandrarhem, Address:Kaplansgatan 10 (very economic hostel; no breakfast but there is a breakfast restaurant in 5 min walking distance) Booking.com, Hotels.com and similar services can help you to locate further options
The conference will include lunch and two dinners. In addition a number of restaurants and pubs are available in the town center.
1.ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena (Science Park Skövde) 2.Portalen (Science Park Skövde/University of Skövde) 3-4.Science Park Skövde 5.University of Skövde