Hans Rosling. Photo: Jörgen Hildebrand
Hans Rosling
Professor of International Health
Karolinska Institutet
Lindsay Herbert
Global Head of Digital
United Kingdom
Urban Lendahl
Secretary General
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet
Candace Smith
Candace Smith
Assistant Vice President for Media Relations
George Washington University

Agenda Explore the full NUAS Communication Conference agenda

13:00 - 15:45
Social program

The NUAS Communication Conference social program will be a time for delegates to catch up with old friends and meet new ones in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the conference sessions.

Transfer services to/from hotels

Around Stockholm

17:00 - 19:00
Registration and guided campus tours, KI Campus Solna
  • 17:30 – 18:30 (for participants in the Newscomers club)
  • 18:00 – 19:00 (for everyone else)
Aula Medica

18:30 - 19:00
Newcomers club

Newcomers Club is aimed at participants who have never been at a NUAS conference before. In Newcomers Club we will help you make your first contacts and provide tips on how to use the conference to build up a network of contacts. Register for Newcomers Club when registering for the conference.

Aula Medica

19:00 - 21:30
Welcome reception

The official conference opening is held at Aula Medica. We will provide food, drinks and some light entertainment. Also, feel free to take a tour around Aula Medica designed by Gert Wingårdh.

Aula Medica
08:30 - 09:00
Late registration
Aula Medica

09:00 - 09:15
Aula Medica

09:15 - 10:15
Opening Session

Keynote: ‘I do not do research communication!’

Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Aula Medica


In conjunction with the keynote ‘I do not do research communication!’ there will be a unique opportunity to discuss research communication with Hans Rosling. Professor Carl Johan Sundberg will start off the discussion following Rosling’s speech, the audience are encouraged to take part in the discussion. Former news anchor Katja Kannonlahti will moderate.

Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Carl Johan Sundberg, Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Katja Kannonlahti, Head of Communications, University of Tampere, Finland
Aula Medica

10:15 - 10:30
Briefing: Seminars/workshops + circus sessions
Aula Medica

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee will be served at session rooms. Follow guides to each session.

Around Campus

13:00 - 14:00
Jöns Jacob

14:00 - 16.15
Circus sessions

Concurrent “Circus” sessions are events where about 20 parallel sessions of no more than 30 minutes are repeated three times. Learn more about the session format.

Choose from the following concurrent circus sessions (updated continuously):

Kvinnor och Barns hälsa

19:00 - 01:00
Gala Dinner

Solliden restaurant at Skansen will provide the setting for the conference gala dinner.
Dress code: Smart Casual

Solliden restaurant
09:00 - 10:00
Opening session

Keynote: ‘How to build a “digital culture” inside higher education organisations’

Lindsay Herbert, Global Head of Digital, Precedent, United Kingdom
Aula Medica

10:00 - 10:15
Briefing: Peer-to-peer sessions
Aula Medica

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee will be served at session rooms. Follow guides to each session.

Around Campus

12:30 - 13:15
Aula Medica

13:15 - 15:00
Closing session: “Nobel behind the scenes”

Keynote: ‘Nobel behind the scenes’

Annika Pontikis, Public Relations Manager, The Nobel Foundation, Sweden
Christian Fossen, Director of Communications, NTNU, Norway
Urban Lendahl, Secretary General, The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Aula Medica

Coffee and departure
Aula Medica


The NUAS Communication Conference (NUASkom) targets communication staff at Nordic universities. The conference provides a unique opportunity to gain new perspectives on working with communication at a university and to enhance your Nordic network.

LinkedIn Facebook Twitter