When did Almedalen Week start?
Almedalen Week started in 1968 when Olof Palme (Social Democratic Party) spoke from the back of a lorry at Kruttornet by Almedalen in Visby on Gotland. In 2008, Almedalen Week celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Who can take part in Almedalen Week?
Anyone who wants to discuss a current social issue.
Who organises Almedalen Week?
The parliamentary parties, via their local representatives on Gotland, are the main organisers. The Municipality of Gotland is the host. Everyone else who participates is a co-organiser.
Does it cost anything to take part as an organiser?
Taking part and being listed in the calendar's program and in the official program is free of charge if the event is registered before the end of april. New events and changes in the event information can be made until the last day of the Almedalen week. The deadline for entry in the official printed program is three weeks before.
Each organizer pays for other expenses and takes full responsibility for its own events.
When is the calendar closed?
New events and changes in the event information can be made until the last day of the Almedalen week, 7:th July. The deadline for entry in the official printed program is 10:th June.
Does it cost anything to take part in the events? Do I have to register in advance?
All events in the calendar’s program and in the official program are open to all and free of charge. If advance registration is required, this is indicated under the program item.
How many people take part in Almedalen Week?
In 2015, there were 3 465 events in the official program, approximately 1 645 organisers and an estimated
35 000 persons took part. Audiences at speeches are not included. This is a big increase on 2009, when there were 550 organisers of 1 041 seminars or other events and around 450 accredited journalists. An estimated 7 500 people took part at that time.
Can I use the Almedalen Week logo in my organisation’s material on Almedalen Week?
No, the logo may only be used by the main organisers (the parliamentary political parties) and the host (the Municipality of Gotland).
How do I find a meeting room?
Premises are available primarily at the larger hotels, at Gotland University and in the Wisby Strand conference centre. Demand is very high for premises, so restaurants and other premises are also used during the week. See list.
How can I book a location in town for a stand/exhibition?
In the area around Almedalen, Donnersplats, Donnersgatan and the inner harbour, there are a limited number of sites available for rent. Demand is very high and the date on which you apply is decisive for coordination. See contact.
How do I find a hotel room?
It can be difficult to find a vacant hotel room in Visby in the summer as Gotland has its largest numbers of visitors in June, July and August. Try to book in good time and search the list of accommodation on the website.