The congress venue is the Oslo Congress Centre – located at the heart of Oslo’s city centre with short distances to museums, arts, cafes and restaurants:
- 35 minutes from Oslo Airport Gardermoen
- 7 minutes’ walk (700 m) from Oslo central station
- Universal design
Address: Youngs gate 21
Oslo Congress Centre – Folkets Hus AS, is a stock company with majority shareholders being the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), the Jern og Metall Union and the Sparebank 1. The history of the “People’s House” goes all the way back to the end of the 19th century, however the today’s congress centre building was completed in 1989. Oslo Congress Centre is a leading modern congress centre consisting of more than 20 event rooms of various sizes. Oslo Congress Centre hosts nearly 1,000 events over the course of a year.
The wheel of life by Gustav Vigeland
Curious about the conference illustration? It is inspired by the artist Gustav Vigelands’s bronze sculpture The Wheel of Life that you can see in the fabulous Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist.
The wheel is a symbol of eternity and is here executed as a garland of women, children and men holding on to each other. In a sense, this sculpture sums up the dramatic theme of the entire park: Man’s journey from cradle to grave, through happiness and grief, through fantasy, hope and wishes of eternity.