The conference will start at 09.00 on June 27, 2022, and will end at 17.00 on July 1, 2022. The event will be hybrid (online+in-person). We will have four parallel sessions and themed tracks on day 1 and day 2, with more relaxed schedules day 3-5. The program and abstract book will be made available at the conference website when ready.
All primary presentation sessions of the conference will be held online and offline. For those presenting in person, all presentation rooms will have a laptop computer, a projector and screen, and internet access via eduroam; if you wish to use your own laptop instead, please ensure that you have an appropriate adaptor. Please contact us immediately if you have any concerns about AV.
Presentation time limit
Presentations should be limited to 10 minutes per paper to allow time for questions. This is a hard non-flexible limit. In the case of papers that are part of pre-formed panels, you may determine your own moderator and timing for the session, but please leave 15 mins for audience questions. In the case of individual papers put into sessions by the conference organizers, the first person listed on the program is deemed to be the moderator, and the presentation order will follow that of the schedule.
All primary presentation events (offline and online) will be held between 09.00-18.30 OSLO/NORWAY time. This is to accommodate the widest range of timezones globally. Exclusively in-person events will be held after this time.
Location of off-campus events
We will have several events off campus, including a special movie screening, gallery and studio visits, games workshops, author’s night, pub night etc. We will inform all participants about these locations closer to the date via the conference website. These events are not a part of the main conference, so you are welcome to decide on your attendance.
The organizers will not be assisting directly with accommodation. Oslo is also a traveler friendly city, so almost any hotel, hostel, or Airbnb (even cheap ones) will have good standards. If you want to plot your travel from any hotel location in Oslo, just enter University of Oslo, Blindern Campus as your target destination. Oslo is also one of the safest cities in the world. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Everyone here will speak English (although speaking Norwegian will get you brownie points!). See Travel_Guide pages for more info.
The entire campus is designed with accessibility in mind, and all public transport in Oslo is designed for accessibility as well. If you have any specific questions, please let us know in advance and we will find a way to help.
The organizers will not be providing food, except coffee/tea and light refreshments for certain events. The campus has 25 on-site food courts, restaurants, cafetarias and cafes. Vegetarian, vegan, lactose, and gluten free options are easily available. All food (in restaurants and cafes all over the city) is marked for allergens, and people are really happy to help accommodate dietary choices.
Code of conduct
CoFUTURES has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind, whether this is ethnic, gendered, or any other form. Should any conference attendee, whether presenter or not, experience any form of harassment, please let us know so we can take immediate steps.
Failure to respect these policies will result in removal from the conference; anyone asked to leave for reasons of misconduct will not be granted a refund.
Depending on your country of citizenship, you may need a Schengen Visa to enter Norway. Please make sure to apply for a visa with plenty of time on hand, as COVID related delays are common locally. Should you need any additional documentation to apply for visas, please let us know.
The CoFUTURES team will be on-site and also available in online rooms to assist conference attendees in every possible manner. To learn more about your hosts, visit us at https://cofutures.org. To learn more about SFRA, please visit https://sfra.org.