Social event


Photographs from the Geomedia 2017 conference

Except from being a conference, Geomedia 2017 aims for an experience where media, film, and geography research intersect. However, the social aspect is equally important.

Throughout the conference we make sure that there is time and situations for interesting and engaging talks. We will have common lunch and coffee breaks and make social arrangements during the evenings.

Tuesday May 9th kicks off with a visit to Mårbacka the home of famous writer Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940), the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Mårbacka is the Memorial estate where Lagerlöf lived, but also a garden re-created from Lagerlöf’s original ideas, as well as a café and a shop. After a guided tour of Mårbacka, lunch will be served (included in the prize). The tour after that take us to The Alma Löv Museum – the Museum of Unexp.Art. Alma Löv is an experience as much as a museum. Placed out in a grove in Östra Ämtevik in the region of Värmland, pavilions designed by Swedish and international, established and non-established artists, are the heart of the museum. The tour is not included in the conference fee and will be around 70 Euro. We will leave from Karlstad at 10.00 (pic-up from the hotels: Statt 10.00, Scandic Winn 10.10), and return at about 16.30 (drop-of at the hotels). Please note that persons not participating in the conference are welcome to join this pre-event. Still, this person has to register for the trip.
Later that day, after the film screening of “Speglingar/Reflections” by Sara Broos, the opening mingle event will be held at the Sandgrund Lars Lerin Museum, arranged by Karlstads Kommun.

On Wednesday May 10th the conference dinner will be held at Scandic Winn (at Norra Strandgatan9-11 in Karlstad center), which will be the perfect occasion for mingle and socializing. The conference dinner, and entertainment are included in the conference fee.

On Thursday May 11th, a social evening dinner will be arranged. This particular event is not included in the conference fee.