Practical Information

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The conference will be held at the BioClinicum Building at Solnavägen 30, Stockholm, Sweden, adjacent to the New Karolinska Hospital. It is a newly built hub linking Karolinska Institutet with Stockholm’s state-of-the-art healthcare system.

Enter the BioClinicum Building from this glass doorway between the big staircases at Solnavägen 30. These doors allow you to enter directly into the Conference Center. The Conference Center is also accessible from inside New Karolinska Hospital.

The Sune Bergström auditorium will serve as the plenary hall.

Stockholm Public Transit to the Conference

The BioClinicum adjacent to New Karolinska Hospital is easily reached by bus 3, 6 or 77 from subway station Saint Eriksplan (green line). The closest bus stop is called “Karolinska Institutet Biomedicum”. Alternatively, it is approximately 13 minutes’ walk from the Saint Eriksplan metro station to the conference venue.


The conference has blocked hotel rooms at the following locations with a discount for conference attendees. Please note that you will be redirected to the hotel websites and you will make reservations directly with the hotel. For information about booking or discount, please contact the hotels directly.

Elite Palace Hotel Stockholm

The hotel is located within 15 minutes walking distance from the conference venue. Please use the following link to make your hotel reservation: Elite Palace Hotel Stockholm

Blique by Nobis

The hotel is located within 8 minutes walking distance from the conference venue. Please use the code ‘BIBF24’ when making the reservation using the following link: Blique by Nobis

Travel to Stockholm, Sweden

By Air

The Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport is located approximately 40 km north of Stockholm.

To get to Stockholm from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, the high-speed Arlanda express train has service to Stockholm Central Station, with travel time of approximately 20 minutes. You can also find Flygbussarna Airport Coaches with bus service to the City Terminal (next to Stockholm Central Station) or other routes like their Liljeholmen route which goes via Karolinska Institutet. Bus travel time from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm is approximately 45 minutes. Public transit SL commuter trains to Stockholm depart from Arlanda station at Sky City in the terminals. Taxi services are available at Arlanda Airport and Bromma Airport. Note, taxi fares in Sweden aren’t regulated, so use well-known firms like Taxi Stockholm and Taxi Kurir.​

By Train/Bus

The Stockholm Centralstation is the main hub where trains arrive in Stockholm. Adjacent to Centralstation is the Cityterminalen bus depot where long-distance buses arrive (and Flygbussarna airport coaches also stop). T-Centralen subway station and the SL Public Transport Center are located below the ground level there providing easy access to get around Stockholm from there.

Visa Information

If you are visiting Sweden for the conference and you are not a citizen of an EU or Schengen country, you may need a visa. To determine if you need a visa, choose your country from the list on the official Sweden Abroad website. There you will find information on what documents, information and resources you need to arrange. Please also find general information on applying for a “business or conference” visa at Sweden’s Migration Agency, however it is important that you verify with your local embassy or consulate as to what applies in your particular case.

Requesting a Visa Letter

To request a visa letter for the Brighter Futures 2024 Conference, you must first register for the conference. Then send an email before 25th April 2024 with subject line “Visa Letter” to In your email, provide the following information to be printed in your visa letter:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Full Address (including country)
  • Phone Number (including country code)

If you require an additional letter for your travel companion, also provide their information. Once you receive the visa letter, please take the visa letter and any other required documents to your embassy or consulate so you may proceed with the visa application process.

Getting Around Stockholm

SL is the Stockholm Public Transport system offering buses, subways, commuter trains, trams, and some ferry lines. A single ticket is valid for 75 minutes and can be purchased at SL ticket booths or with credit card directly at the turnstiles. It’s also possible to buy 1 or 3-day tickets. Stockholm’s public transport system is guaranteed accessible and you can even find art in the subway. To plan your journey, or obtain more information on the ticket types and prices, please visit SL’s website. More information on traveling within and to Stockholm can be obtained here.

About Stockholm and Sweden

Stockholm is Sweden’s beautiful capital city, built on 14 islands. The city has nearly a million people and features exquisite buildings and lovely nature. Stockholm offers rich history and culture, with big city life, but also winding medieval streets. The city sits beside an archipelago of 30,000 islands and is a hub for design, music, and of course the Nobel Prize. ​

Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe. It’s roughly the size of Thailand, or the state of California, USA. Sweden features diverse nature, extensive coastline, and many lakes. It’s an extremely northern country and the month of May has long hours of daylight. ​

Photo Credit: Visit Stockholm/

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nisd 2024-02-06