Venue: Umeå university
Local Hotels: Scandic Plaza , Elite Hotel Mimer , Comfort Hotel Winn , Clarion Collection Uman are hotels that the local organizers have heard good feedback from previous visitors. Lower price options exist in Comfort Hotel Umeå City and an old prison converted to a hostel: Hotell Gamla Fängelset
Local transport: Hotels (and most restaurants) are in the city center, university campus is 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride (line 2,5,8,9 to/from "Universum"). Buses paid to the driver in front through bus card (fast, buy at a kiosk) or credit card (slow but works), no cash.
Airport: UME, flights from Stockholm (SAS, Norwegian, BRA) and Helsinki (Finnair). 4-5 km from city center or campus - walkable in good weather, airport bus goes to city center and then onwards to university campus. Taxis cost 200-250 SEK/trip.
Other transport: Trains and road also exist, count on at least 6-7 hours from Stockholm.