Practical info and programme for the annual NSCF Conference.

Impact: Make a difference!

We take great pride in welcoming you to attend the Nordic Science Center Conference 2019, organized by the NSCF board in cooperation with VilVite, in Bergen, Norway.

This conference is a meeting place where knowledge is shared, new ideas created, and new partnerships established, in an informal and open-minded setting.    

The conference in 2019 is especially suited for staff members working in operations, e.g., explainers, maintenance, shop, and communication. 


Conference dates: 22.10-24.10.2019

Fee for members: 240€ early bird/ 300€ later.

Non-members: 300€ early bird/ 400€ later.

Early bird ends at 15.08.2019. All registrations end at 01.10.2019



Tuesday, 22 October          

16.00–18.00   Board meeting

18.00–19.00   Registration and drinks

19.00-22:00   The Conference Opening and Welcome Dinner and teambuilding                     

Wednesday, 23 October     
08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and "sveler"

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome by our Host and Chairperson of NSCF

09:15 – 10:15 Keynote: Embedding science capital principles across the science center

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break and transition to rooms for parallel session 1

10:30-12:00   Sessions and workshops: 1

12:00-13:00   Lunch

13:00-14:45   Sessions and workshops: 2

14:45-15:15   Coffee break and snacks

15:15-16:45   “Five minutes presentations”: What is new in our science centres?

16:45-17:45   Break and visit VilVites exhibition, snacks

18:00 Walk together from VilVite to the Bryggen or meet directly at Bryggeloftet at 18:30

19:00-22:00   Dinner at Bryggeloftet                      

Thursday, 24 October          

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and cinnamon buns

09:00-09:45   General meeting

09:45-10:30   Keynote: Lean management to improve customer experience.

10:30-11:00   Coffee break and transition to rooms for parallel sessions

11:00-12:30   Sessions and workshops: 3

12:45-13:00   Closing session, goodbye and welcome from next host

13:00-14:00   Farewell lunch 


Bergen is Norway’s second city, and generally considered to be the most charming, with its wooden houses and old harbour, gracefully situated between seven hills and the world-famous fjords.  

Getting to Bergen

Fly directly to Bergen International Airport from a number of domestic and international airports:

In addition to a large selection of direct flights to Bergen, you can also arrive by train from Oslo (approx.. 7 hours).

The Bergen Railway between Bergen and Oslo has been ranked as one of the most pictureque train journeys in the world.

Bergen also has a ferry connection to and from the Continent. Fjord Line sails to Denmark and the ferry docks within easy walking distance of the city center. 

About VilVite:

As most science centers, we’re inviting both young and old into the compelling world of natural science, phenomena and technology. We offer our guests water experiments, robots, tinkering labs, virtual expeditions over and under water – and much, much more. As we say: Play for the day – learn for a lifetime! 

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