News about the 19th ICMM Congress - September 2019

StockholmÅland Islands

Welcome to the Baltic Sea and the 19th ICMM Congress - September 15th - 20th 2019

 

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The 2019 ICMM Congress, the 19th, will be held in Stockholm, Sweden and in Mariehamn, the Åland Islands from Sunday 15th to Friday 20th September 2019, with post-congress optional tours to Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finaland, and/or Uppsala and Karlskrona in Sweden.

The 19th ICMM Congress will kick off with an optional pre-Congress marine archaeology workshop in Stockholm on Sunday 15th September. The first Congress event will be a relaxed get-together reception in Stockholm aboard the icebreaker St Erik. However, we strongly recommend you arrive a few days earlier for the opportunity to discover the Swedish capital.

The official Congress opening takes place on Monday morning 16th September at the Swedish Maritime Museum, followed by sessions and tours. The programme continues at the Vasa Museum after lunch and in the evening, we gather under the magnificent bow of the Vasa for the opening dinner.

On Tuesday morning 17th September we board ms Viking Grace, the ferry that will take us to Mariehamn, Åland Islands. We will mix business with pleasure as we sail through the Swedish archipelago and across the Åland Sea.

We arrive in Mariehamn in the early afternoon. After hotel check-ins we gather at the Åland Maritime Museum for a presentation and tour of the museum before attending the Mayor’s welcome reception at the Town Hall.

Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September are filled with interesting sessions and inspiring workshops, as well as an opportunity to discover the new visitor experience on board the historic sailing ship Pommern. We will revisit Pommern on Thursday evening for an unforgettable Grand Congress Dinner in the cargo hold of the ship.

The official part of the 19th ICMM congress will close on Friday 20th September with an excursion to the island of Silverskär. It will be a perfect chance to slow down and reflect on impressions from the week gone by. There will be plenty of time for impromptu meetings to discuss future work collaborations but also time for kayaking, walking, having saunas and perhaps even swimming. We will be well fed, and we will learn about archipelago living past and present. 

The post-congress tours will start at midnight on Friday 20th/Saturday 21st September for those going on the Baltic cruise to Tallinn and Stockholm or Helsinki, and on Saturday morning 21st September for those going to Uppsala or Karlskrona. 

USEFUL INFORMATION

Dates: 15th – 20th September 2019

Costs: 525 € (Euros) early birds (15 Jan – 30 April);   565 € slugabeds (1 May – 2 June);    650 € non ICMM members (15 Jan – 2 June)

Numbers Cap: maximum of 120 delegates, and maximum of 30 accompanying partners.