The University Hall

The venue for Konflikt is set to be Uppsala University Hall. The main building of the city’s great academic seat was built in the 1880s, and is to this day actively used for lectures, concerts, conferences and celebrations.
It was designed by Swedish architect Herman Teodor Holmgren in the Italian renaissance Beaux-Arts style. It’s Grand Auditorium seats 1800 people.

In 2016 the building was closed down for extensive renovation. In the following year changes were made to both the building’s exterior and interior, primarily in order to make the building more accessible to students and visitors, as well as make upgrades to electricity, tech and acoustics

Picture by Ann-Sofi Cullhed – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Food and drink is not permitted in the auditorium or the lecture halls. Uppsala University is a cultural landmark, which only allows for food and drink in designated areas, for example the main entry hall, and in Café Alma on the basement floor. (As is the case with all venues in Sweden, you are not permitted to bring your own alcoholic beverages!) Water is of course permitted in all spaces, and Swedish tap water is commonly served everywhere.
The restrictions around food and drink are due to fact that the stone floors, the tapestries and in some cases even the furniture in most parts of the University Hall, are one of a kind. The stone floor in the main entry hall is the only one made in this very technique, that remains intact in all of northern Europe. This leads to some very particular restrictions when if comes to refreshments; the classic Swedish pastry Kanelbulle (a cinnamon roll with nib sugar or pearl sugar) is absolutely prohibited in the entire building due to the damage the sugar can cause to the floors!

As mentioned though, students and visitors usually eat at the in-house restaurant Café Alma. We are leased to say that despite usually being closed on weekends, Café Alma has decided to keep extend their opening hours for the duration of the con!
More on this, shortly.

To most of the inhabitants of Uppsala, the University Hall is a fixture much like the Cathedral – everybody knows it, everybody’s seen it, but if you ask for the exact adress, most will draw a blank!
So for those of you wondering about the exact location, it is: Universitetshuset, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala .

For members using wheelchairs, the entrance on street level with accessible entrance and a ramp lift is at Övre Slottsgatan 7D.