Venue: The conference will be held at OsloMet (formerly Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences)Pilestredet Campus. The registration and keynote lectures will be held in the auditorium at P35. The parallel streams will take place in P35 and P46.

Lunch will be served in the cantina at P52 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 

Pilestredet Campus is located in the middle of Oslo city centre and within walking distance from the conference hotels. Alternatively, tram number 11, 17 and 18 stop right outside the conference buildings (stop: Holbergs plass for P35 and Frydenlund for P46). 

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Thuesday 12th June

12:00 – 16:00 Preconference session with Professor Stewart Clegg on Academic Writing (Open for PhD and Conference participants)

 Wednesday 13th June

10:00 – 16:00 Registration

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch at P52, OsloMet

13:15 – 13:45 Welcome by the conference hosts

13:45 – 14:45 Plenary session with Professor Anne Lise Ellingsæter, University of Oslo. Preliminary title: "Working time regimes and family policies in modern economies"

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break

15.00 – 17:00 Parallel session I   

18:00 – 19:00 The East End of Oslo 

The city of contrasts. Guided tour. NOK 100, 
This city walk will focus on the rapid urban development taking place in Oslo at the moment and the “new” parts of Oslo.

Oslo East historic walk. Guided tour. NOK 100
This city walk will give you a bit of the East End of Oslo from a labour history perspective

The Botanical Gardens. Guided tour. NOK 100
The Botanical Gardens is a green oasis at Tøyen and beautiful in June!

Mini-seminar at Fafo (free) 
AFI and Fafo will present some relevant findings from two Oslo east related research projects.

19:00 – late Welcome reception at Fafo, Borggata 2B

Thursday 14th June  

08:30 – 09:00 Coffee

09:00 – 09:45 Plenary session with Professor Kathleen Thelen, MIT. “Politics of Solidarity in an Era of Liberalization, Digitalization, and Disruptive Change”

10:00 – 12:00 Parallel session II

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch at P52, Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences

13:15 – 14:00 Plenary session with Professor Olli Kangas, Social Insurance Institution of Finland.  “The Finnish Experiment of Universal Basic Income”

14:00—14:30 Coffee and fruits/biscuits

14:30 – 16:30 Parallel session III

18:30 - late Conference dinner  downtown in Gamle Logen Grev Wedels plass 2,

Friday 15th June

08:30 – 09:00 Coffee

09:00 – 11:00 Parallel session IV

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee and biscuits

11:15 – 12:30 Plenary session - The Future of Work: Professor Bo Dahlbom, University of Gothenburg and Associate: Preliminary title:"The Robots are coming -- or perhaps not?"

12:30 – 12:40 Closing of the Conference: Announcement of 10th Nordic conference

12:40 – 13:30 Lunch at P52 OsloMet with entertainment