Practical info, contact

Welcome to Parse conference in Gothenburg, November 15-17. Here´s some practical info that might be useful for delegates.

Traffic disturbances in Gothenburg due to EU summit 16-17 november

Please be prepared for major delays in traffic in Gothenburg and the road to the airport Landvetter. Due to an EU summit in Gothenburg November 16-17, the police will periodically block roads completely. Both public transports and car/taxi will be affected from lunchtime the 16th to around 6 pm the 17th. More information at University of Gothenburg web.

Install the programme at your smartphone

We have decided not to print the conference programme, but you can install our mobile website at your smartphone, for easy access to information, programme, bios and participation lists. We need to send you the link via sms, contact us for that. You can also get help at the registration desk, in the HDK foyer.

Start the discussion at Twitter

Use the hashtag #parsejournal to interact with others about the conference, or follow us on www.facebook.com/parsejournal.

Venue – University of Gothenburg

The Parse conference takes place in two buildnings, the distance between is about 100 meters.The closest tram stop is called Valand. Please register at HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts.

HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Gothenburg

Valand Academy
Vasagatan 50, Gothenburg

Map Valand and HDK 

The buildings are old and with many stairs and steps, but there are elevators to all floors and rooms  – except for one. Please don ´t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about availability and access.

The city reception Thursday
The reception hosted by the city of Gothenburg on Thursday evening, the 16th, will take place at the Chalmerska huset, Södra Hamngatan 11, Gothenburg. It´s a ten minutes walk from the conference venues.

How to get here

By foot: It´s a 20 minutes nice walk from the Central station.

By tram: No 2, 3, 4 and 7 stop at the nerby tram station Valand. Travelplanner at vasttrafik.se. You can buy a singel ticket on board, all trams have dispensers that accept bank card and coin payment.


If you need accomodation, please book in good time, it can be difficult to get a hotel room in Gothenburg.

PARSE have an agreement with the three hotels below, we can help you make a reservation there in order to get the account. Please contact us at parse2017@meetagain.se. Or find more options at the Gothenburg tourist office.

Elite Park Avenue Hotel
Address: Kungsportsavenyn 36, Gothenburg
Situated about 100 meters from the conference venue
PARSE price single room: 1.690 SEK/per room and night

Comfort Hotel Göteborg
Address: Skeppsbroplatsen 1, Gothenburg
Situated 1,5 km from the conference venue, tram stop Stenpiren just outside.
PARSE price single room: 1.395 SEK/per room and night

STF Göteborg City Hotel & Hostel
Address: Drottninggatan 63-65, Gothenburg
Situated about 800 meters from the conference venue
Price single room: from 1.030 SEK/per room and night

How to cancel hotel
If you need to cancel your hotel reservation, please not that you must do it in writing, to Meetagain, parse2017@meetagain.se. Cancellation of hotel reservation will be accepted until November 8th. After that you will be liable to pay the hotel room cost.


Emelie Franck, conference service and travels, Meetagain
Phone: +46 (0)70-929 09 56
E-mail: parse2017@meetagain.se

Pia Ahnlund, communications officer, Parse administration
Phone, sms: +46 (0)76 618 68 17
E-mail: pia.ahnlund@gu.se

Rose Borthwick, amanuenses, Parse administration
E-mail: rose.borthwick@akademinvaland.gu.se

Andrea Phillips, professor of art, Parse conference curator
E-mail: andrea.phillips@akademinvaland.gu.se

The Parse conference is hosted by the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.