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forsa 2021


Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the FORSA conference
has been postponed to 11 - 12 November 2021

Welcome to Iceland

We would like to welcome you all to the Forsa / NASSW Conference to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the conference has been postponed until 11 – 12 November 2021.

Welcome to Forsa
Updated April 6, 2021
Welcome to Forsa / NASSW

Dear colleagues,

As many of you know, the Forsa/NASSW Conference was postponed to 11-12 November 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   Preparations for the upcoming conference are in full order and we sincerely hope that we will be able to welcome you all to Reykjavik in November.

However, we might be forced to move the Forsa/NASSW Conference online if there will still be uncertainties about restrictions (e.g. travel restrictions) due to the corona outbreak and the outlook for November.  This decision will be made no later than at the beginning of August 2021. While we sincerely hope that the Forsa/NASSW conference can be held in Reykjavik in August we have to be open for the possibility to move the conference online.

We will announce in August in what format the conference will be held and as soon it has been announced we will open for registration.

In accordance with the uncertainties of how 2021 will look the early bird fee registration will be in October 2021.

Please note that the dates for deadline for abstract submission is 7 June 2021 and the notification of acceptance of abstracts is 7 July 2021.

On behalf of the organizing committee in Iceland,
Steinunn Hrafnsdóttir, Steinunn Bergmann and Guðbjörg Ottósdóttir

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission
7 June 2021

Notification of acceptance of abstracts 
7 July 2021

Registration opens
August 2021

Early bird registration deadline
October 2021

Local organizing committee

Steinunn Hrafnsdóttir
Chair of Ísforsa and Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, School of Social Sciences at the University of Iceland

Steinunn Bergmann
President of the Icelandic Association of Social Workers

Guðbjörg Ottósdóttir
Nousa representative. Assistant professor, Faculty of Social Work, School of Social Sciences University of Iceland.



Set in central Reykjavik, the stylish Hilton Reykjavik Nordica hotel is one of the city’s most popular destinations for tourists, business travelers and locals alike.

Enjoy Hilton style, service and quality, with the comfort and amenities you expect, and the extras you deserve.

The central location provides a great base from which to discover the capital, and makes it easy to travel further afield and explore Iceland’s unspoiled natural landscapes.


Meeting rooms will be announced in due time.

  • 251 contemporary rooms
  • Executive rooms and suites available
  • Minutes to downtown Reykjavik
  • Spa and fitness facilities
  • Event space for 650 people
  • Location near downtown
  • Spa, sauna, hot tubs and fitness center
  • VOX restaurant and bar
  • 11 meeting rooms, Executive Lounge and business center
  • Icelandic Parliament
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Kringlan shopping center
  • Laugardalur
  • Reykjavik Harbor

to city

venue location

Take advantage of the city bus to travel anywhere within the city limits, including downtown. Bus tickets are available for purchase for your convenience at the front desk. 

Enjoy easy access to shopping and the Laugardalur recreational area with its botanical garden, kid’s zoo, Iceland’s largest swimming facility and sports halls.


The Nordic Association
of Schools of Social Work 

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