DRS 2014, 
June 16 - June 19

DRS 2014 is now sold out! Due to the tremendous interest in the conference all places are now taken and registration is closed. 

As from June 6, if you like to cancel your registration we are no longer able to make refunds. 

June 20 is Midsummer Eve in Sweden. We hope you are able to stay for an extra day and celebrate with us. » Read more about what's happening in Umeå this day. 

Conference Fees

Early Bird registration, until 22 April, 2014
Conference fee - member DRS: 4 500 SEK
Conference fee - including DRS membership fee: 5 000 SEK
Student fee -member DRS: 2 000 SEK
Student fee - including DRS membership fee: 2 500 SEK
One-day (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday): 3 500 SEK
One-day (Thursday/half day): 2 000 SEK

Regular registration, after 22 April, 2014
Conference fee - member DRS: 5 500 SEK
Conference fee - including DRS membership fee: 6 000 SEK
Student fee -member DRS: 3 000 SEK
Student fee - including DRS membership fee: 3 500 SEK
One-day (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday): 4 500 SEK
One-day (Thursday/half day): 3 000 SEK

If you would like to know the conference price in your local currency please see  

If you have any questions regarding payment and hotels please contact Lotta Weinehall at Umeå Congress. Email: Phone: +46 90-70 60 31

Lunches and coffee are included in the conference fee as well as the gala dinner at the Guitar museum (June 18). The Swedish buffet (June 15) and Opening dinner (June 16) are optional and cost extra (see below).

Visa support letters
Visa support letters  can be made available upon request. Please provide the following details: first name, last name, date of birth, affiliation, nationality, passport number, passport expiry date, address, e-mail and phone number. 

Please mail us at with the subject line- 'DRS 14 Invite request letter'.

Don't  forget check your local consulate for visa application forms and about processing time as well as any other requirements to travel to Sweden.

Invitation letters
Conference invitation letters  can also be made available upon request. Please provide your first name, last name and your address. Email us at with the subject line- 'DRS 14 Invite request letter'.


Umeå Arts Campus

Umeå Arts Campus is a melting pot of new ideas and new perspectives within architecture, design, art, digital experiments and advanced technology, located between the borders of the digital and physical. It is a place simmering with life and a pioneering arena where people from all over the world meet. The beautiful Umeå Arts Campus opened on the banks of the Ume River in May 2012. Umeå Institute of Design celebrates 25 years 2014 and is proud to be part of Umeå Arts Campus. 

All lunches will be served in the Hansson & Hammar restaurant at Umeå Arts Campus  between 13.00 and 14.30 Monday, June 16 through Thursday, June 19. On Sunday, June 15, Hansson & Hammar will be open to the public, and workshop and doctoral colloquium participants can purchase lunch. Always feel free to bring your lunch outside and enjoy the view of the beautiful Ume River.

All attendees have selected which dinners to attend when registering for the conference. At registration check-in you recieve a ticket for each of the events for which you have signed up. Remember to bring your ticket to the event!

More information about dinners and social activities

Sunday June 15:
Swedish buffet served between 18.00-20.00 at Hansson and Hammar, Umeå Arts Campus.  300 SEK. 

Hansson & Hammar

Monday June 16:
Opening dinner and museum visit.  A taste of Northern Sweden; experience Sami culture and traditional Swedish ways of living.  A visit to Västerbotten's regional museum where you will learn about Umeå and it's surroundings. Delicious dinner. 500 SEK.

Buses will leave from Umeå Arts Campus starting at 18:00. Show your ticket when you enter the bus. After the dinner there will be buses to take you back to the city, or you can walk 15-20 minutes under the late-night sun and you will be in downtown Umeå.

Address: Helena Elisabeths v. 3


VBM Gammlia

Wednesday June 18:
Gala dinner at Guitars - The Museum. The museum is one of Umeå's newest attractions and is the home of one of the world's finest vintage guitar collections. Furthermore, a live music venue, a music store, a bar and restaurant. DRS 2014 is excited to have this unique venue for our final dinner. Included in the conference fee.  Casual dress is appropriate. 700 SEK for accompanying person.

Guitars - The Museum

If you would like to bring an additional person to the evening activities you can » sign up for that through this link.

Umeå Institute of Design's Student Union will be taking over the School of Architecture for three nights during conference to hold pub nights for the DRS participants.

The bar will have aperitivo-style offerings, with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions that come together with a buffet of European finger food crowned with Nordic specialties. The fixed price for the aperitivo is 100 SEK. Additional drinks cost 30-50 SEK. Cash is king.

Sunday, June 15: 16.00-20.00

Monday, June 16: 18.00-22.00

Tuesday, June 17: 18.00-22.00

Location: Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå Arts Campus


When you sign up for DRS 2014 you are able to book hotel as well. Here are links to the different hotels you can book through us at the special conference rate. They are all located close to Umeå Arts Campus (Östra Strandgatan 30, Umeå), where DRS 2014 will be held. 

Clarion Collection Hotel  Uman    
Single room: 1 695 SEK. Shared double room: 999 SEK (per person). 

Hotel Dragonen   
Single room: 1 200  SEK. Shared double room: 699 SEK (per person). 

Hotel Pilen 
Single room: 950 SEK. Shared double room: 599 SEK (per person). 

Profil Hotel Aveny
Single room: 1 495  SEK. 

Scandic Hotel Plaza 
Single room:  1 595 SEK. Shared double room: 799,00 SEK (per person). 

Scandic Hotel Syd 
Single room: 1 495 SEK. Shared double room: 855 SEK (per person) 

Stora Hotellet 
Single room: 1 700 SEK

If you wish to book a hostel instead, please contact STF hostel  in Umeå directly  and mention DRS 2014:  STF Hostel

Traveling information
Umeå Airport is located four kilometres from Umeå city. 

From the airport with the airport bus:
The airport coach departs and arrives outside the front of the airport terminal.
Airport bus information

Umeå Taxi: +46 90-77 00 00
Eco Taxi: +46 90-911 911
Taxi Direkt: +46 90-100 100
Taxi Kurir: +46 90-18 18 18

 UID location