Bålsta has a humid continental climate with temperatures in early September between 10 to 20 °C. It is difficult to check the weather forecast if you do not know Swedish and if you do not have a Swedish keyboard, but using this link you will get a local 10-day forecast for Bålsta.


The conference will be held in English. The official language in Sweden is Swedish but the vast majority of population also speaks English.

Time zone

Sweden is located in Central European Time Zone (GMT + 1 hour). Summer time (GMT + 2 hours) is used from March to October.


The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50 Hz, respectively. The power sockets are of type F.

Local currency and exchange rate

The monetary unit in Sweden is Swedish crown (SEK), subdivided into 100 öre. The currency exchange rate in December 2016 is approximately:
1 USD = 9.16 SEK
1 EUR = 9.82 SEK
1 CNY = 1.33 SEK
1 GBP = 11.63 SEK
International credit cards are accepted for payment almost everywhere in Sweden. You can find several currency exchange offices and ATM machines in Arlanda; there are also two ATM machines in Bålsta.

Insurance and vaccinations

The registration fee does not cover any insurance. Participants are strongly recommended to take out proper travel and health insurance before they start their journey. No vaccination is required to enter Sweden.


The organizers are not liable for any personal injuries as well as for any damages or losses of properties belonging to the conference participants or their accompanying persons, during the conference or as a result of the event.


If you are citizen of a non-EU country, you may need a visa to enter Sweden. Please check the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) for more information.