- Pre-course: April 6 - 7, 2019
- Conference: April 8 - 10, 2019
- Abstract submission: Open for poster only
- Registration: Open
- Notification of abstract acceptance or refusal: Short after
- Early bird deadline: January 8, 2019
What’s on in Båstad
Every day is a special day in Båstad, which has long attracted bon vivants. In the summer it bustles with a wonderful mix of tourists and residents. The autumn and winter are quieter, but just as pleasurable.
The first city privileges were granted in the 14th or 15th century, when the area belonged to Denmark. The first certain date is 1513 when it was re-granted. At the time, the name in print was Botstœdœ, which would translate to "Boat (landing) place".
In 1658 the area was conquered by Sweden, and Båstad was given new "special" privileges in 1664, because it was of too insignificant size to receive the full royal charter as one of Sweden's cities. The minor privilege allowed the town to be used for commerce, handicraft and hostelry. The minor privilege was in effect until 1858 when it got proper rights as a merchant town, or köping. It has been the seat of Båstad Municipality since 1971.
The city is also home of the Troentorp Clog, formerly known as Båstad Clogs. Troentorp Clogs have been handcrafted in Båstad since 1907 and continue to be produced with the original wooden design.
The countryside on the Bjäre peninsula is at least as beautiful in its winter clothes as it is in its summer greenery. Strolling along the 60-metre pier across a winter-white beach to Kallbadhuset is a very special feeling. What awaits you is winter bathing, a hot sauna and cool apple juice. Hallandsåsen, which stretches out behind Hotel Skansen, has a popular ski area with slalom slopes and a ski school. Moving around on the Bjäre peninsula is easy and the year is full of events. From spring to autumn, fresh vegetables, potatoes and food are celebrated at markets, culinary weeks and harvest festivals. Or there are art tours, garden tours, chamber music festivals, film festivals, Brazilian weeks and plenty more besides.
Welcome to the Bjäre peninsula!