16-18 NOV: NSCA Conference 2021


Stand up for science – for directors and other staff members involved in strategic issues such as development, funding and cooperation in Science Centers and Planetariums.

We take great pride in welcoming you to attend the Nordic Science Center Conference 16 – 18 November 2021, organized by the NSCA board in cooperation with the Visualization Center C, in Norrköping, Sweden.

Visualization Center C:s public arena is a science center conducting a unique mix of leading visualization research and public outreach activities. The Dome Theatre is the most technically advanced in northern Europe. We can promise You three days full of inspiration, exchange of ideas, networking and new experiences on many levels!.


The registration is now open! We will invoice you after your registration. Please fill in the registration below.


Early bird fee 2021.09.01 - 2021.09.30
Members: 250 € (excluding VAT)
Non members: 350 € (excluding VAT)

2021.10.01 - 2021.11.08
Members: 300 € (excluding VAT)
Non members: 400 € (excluding VAT)

NSCA Conference – Program

Tuesday 16th November

16:00 - 18:00           Registration opens
                                 Time to explore the Visualization Center or check in at hotel

18:00 - 19:00           Board meeting                                                                         
                                Mingle with finger food and drinks

19:00 - 20:00           Opening of conference – The Dome                                             
                                 Lars Leegard Marøy, Anne Revland, professor Anders Ynnerman

20:00 - 22:00           Welcome Dinner – Restaurant C                                           
                                Locally produced three-course dinner with Swedish flavors

22:00                       Drink Bar – Restaurant C

Wednesday 17th November

08:30 - 09:00           Coffe and registration

09:00 - 09:15           Lars Leegard, Anne Revland

09:15 - 10:15           What role as science communicator do science centers play?                                                        
                                Cissi Askwall, generalsekreterare, Vetenskap och Allmänhet

10:15 - 10:30           Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00           Parallell session: Can science capital broaden access to research-based knowledge?
                                Moderated by: Kirsi Pulkkinen, Secretary-General / Finnish Science Centre Association

10:30 - 12:00           Workshop: New tech in the Dome and the Wisdome-project
                                Moderated by Anders Ynnerman and Erik Sundén

12:00 - 13:00           Lunch

13:00 - 14:45           Parallell session: Can science capital broaden access to research-based knowledge?
                                 Moderated by: Kirsi Pulkkinen, Secretary-General / Finnish Science Centre Association

13:00 - 14:45           Workshop: New tech in the Dome and the Wisdome-project                                                                                   
                                Moderated by Anders Ynnerman and Erik Sundén

14:45 - 15:30           Coffee break and swedish fika

15:30 - 16:45           TBA

17:00 - 17:45           Guided tour at local museums                                          
                                Museum of Work/City Museum

18:00 - 18:45           Guided tour at local museums                                             
                                Museum of Work/City Museum

18:45 - 19:00           Walk to Värmekyrkan

19:00 - 22:00           Dinner – Värmekyrkan                                                                    
                                Three course dinner with local delicacies. Performance by Elin König Andersson, aerial acrobat

Thursday 18th November

08:30 - 09:00           Coffee

09:00 - 09:45           General meeting

09:45 - 10:30           What news in our science centres?                                  
                                Moderated by Pilvi Kolk, Ahhaa, Estonia

10:30 - 11:00           Coffee and cake

11:00 - 12:30           Stand up for science                                                                            
                                Moderated by Anders Sahlman stand up about science communication

12:30 - 12:45           Presentation of next years host in Denmark

13:00 - 14:00           Farewell lunch


In the heart of Norrköping's industrial landscape, you will find the Visualization Center, a museum in Norrköping that is best described as a digital science center. The center is the result of a close collaboration between Norrköping Municipality, Linköping University, Norrköping Science Park and RISE C-Studio. There is something for everyone - children as well as adults - everything from a Virtual Reality arena to interactive exhibitions and a Dom, where a wide range of judgment performances are shown in 3D on a dome-shaped screen. Here technology, science and film are in focus and great wow experiences are promised!


Norrköping is an urban area in the municipality of Norrköping in Östergötland in Sweden, and the central town for the municipality. Norrköping is Sweden's eleventh largest urban area and is located at the far end of Bråviken on both sides of the Motala stream that flows through the city. Norrköping has long been an industrial, commercial and shipping city. Until the 1960s, the textile industry was the basis of the city's business life.

There is a lot to do in Norrköping. Here, old textile factories are filled with new shops, restaurants, companies and museums. Norrköping's sights amaze many, so do not miss to discover them. Just outside is the Nordic region's largest zoo, Kolmården, and a number of beautiful hiking trails and cozy farm shops.

Travel connections

Norrköping is close! It is easy to get here whether you fly, travel by train, bus or car.

By train

Come to Norrköping by train! Norrköping Central Station is located just as it sounds in the middle of central Norrköping. If you come by train, you can easily reach several of the city's hotels and sights within walking distance.

By bus

For those who prefer buses, there are several both larger and smaller bus companies that go via Norrköping and continue out to cities around Sweden but also further out into Europe. The buses stop at the central station.

With car

Norrköping can be easily reached by car. Several major national roads and the European roads E4 and E22 pass here.

By plane

Norrköping not only has its own airport but also the proximity to several even larger airports - which creates endless opportunities to get here from all over the world.

Norrköping Airport is only a couple of kilometers from the city center, www.norrkopingairport.se

In the neighboring town of Linköping is Linköping city Airport, 50 km from Norrköping, www.linkopingcityairport.se

Just 40 minutes away is Stockholm Skavsta Airport, www.skavsta.se and 2 hours away Sweden's largest airport Stockholm Arlanda Airport, www.swedavia.se/arlanda


Elite Grand Hotel 
Address: Tyska torget 2, 600 41 Norrköping
Telephone: +46(0)11-36 41 00 
Web: www.elite.se
Booking code: PROGRAND

Scandic Strömmen
Address: Slottsgatan 99, 602 22 Norrköping
Telephone: +46(0)8-517 517 99
Web: www.scandichotels.se
Booking code: BNSC151121

The Lamp Hotel
Address: Hospitalsgatan 5, 602 27 Norrköping
Telephone: +46(0)11-12 20 10
Web: www.thelamphotel.se
Booking code: NSCA2021