University of Iceland
Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavik
The campus of the University of Iceland is the location of most events at the ISEE2014 conference.
The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offer opportunities for study and research in almost 400 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship: Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Education, Natural Sciences and Engineering.
Some of the resources available at the University are uniquely Icelandic. These include the manuscripts preserved in the Árni Magnússon Institute, Icelandic census records dating from 1703, exceptionally complete genealogical data and climatological, glaciological, seismic and geothermal records. The University of Iceland also holds a leading role in sustainable energy and environmental research. The University of Iceland is ranked among the 300 best universities in the world according to The World University Ranking of Times Higher Education.
Haskolabio - University Cinema
Hagatorg, 107 Reykjavik
Opening session as well as all plenary presentations will take place at the University cinema. The Cinema is in about 4 minutes walking distance from the buildings where parallel sessions will take place. On-site registration for the conference will also take place at the Cinema.
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel
Hagatorg, 107 Reykjavik
Lunch for conference participants will be provided at The Radisson Blu Saga Hotel. The hotel is in a short 4 min walking distance from the University of Iceland, and adjacent to the University Cinema.
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík
The conference dinner will take place in Harpan, the newly built cultural house by Reykjavik Harbor.
Harpa opened its doors in May 2011 and is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera. Harpa also hosts a wide range of concerts, spanning all musical genres, and numerous events, meetings and conferences.
Harpa’s glass façade is designed by renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, in cooperation with Henning Larsen Architects. The design is based on a geometric principle, realised in two and three dimensions. Reminiscent of the crystallised basalt columns commonly found in Iceland, the southern facades create kaleidoscopic reflections of the city and the striking surrounding landscape. See: http://en.harpa.is/
Reykjavik City Hall
Tjarnargötu 11, 101 Reykjavík
The conference reception will take place at Reykjavík City Hall, hosted by the Major of Reykjavik. It is located on the northern shore of the pond Tjörnin. Bold and modern, this building in the centre of Reykjavík, connects nature, water and is designed deliberately to attract bird-life to the centre of town. Opening in 1992, it houses the Mayor and other executive officials of Reykjavík. The building is also put to use as a gallery hosting a steady stream of new and exciting exhibitions. A perennial favorite in the exhibition hall is the huge relief map of Iceland. It is equally interesting to examine before and after your explorations of Iceland.