Practical Information about Attending the Conference in Oslo, Norway


Scandic Fornebu terrace


The Empathy and Compassion in Society 2016 conference will take place in Oslo, Norway, from 14-15 October.


There will be a Youth Gathering immediately preceding the conference, on 13 October.


All events will take place at the Scandic Fornebu
Martin Linges vei 2, 1364 Fornebu, Norway
+47 21 05 7000


The Scandic Fornebu is close to the countryside, featuring access to outdoor areas, beaches, hiking trails, windsurfing, and golf. It includes a restaurant with sweeping views of the Oslofjord, as well as a playland for young children. The hotel is located 45 minutes from the Oslo Gardermoen airport. Please see the Scandic Forebu website for directions. Accommodations at the Scandic Fornebu are included in the price of registration.


Frequently Asked Questions


Can I arrive on 13 October? Who would I contact to get an extra night at the hotel?

Yes, you can arrive on the 13th. On the registration form, you will be able to choose accommodations at the Scandic Forebu for any time from 12 to 16 October.

 Is it a good idea to stay in the center of Oslo on the nights before and after the conference (the 13 and 15 October)? How can I find hotels in the center of Oslo?

Where you would like to stay the nights before and after the conference is up to you. It's of course easier to stay at the conference hotel, as you won't have to move your luggage and check in and out of two different hotels. However, exploring the center of Oslo can be a treat. If you choose this option, we recommend finding hotels at

 Is payment online only?

For participants from abroad, online payment is the only option. Participants from Norway are able to receive an invoice.

 Can I speak to someone about my registration?

Yes. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Flight Information

Approximate in-air flight times to Oslo are as follows (when taking a direct flight):

London to Oslo: 2 hours

Amsterdam to Oslo: 2 hours

Berlin to Oslo: 1.5 hours


Register here.

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