Hybrid: Physical + Virtual Conference

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crises, the Organizing Committee has decided that the SMIT2021 Conference will be executed as a hybrid conference; a physical conference coupled with an online conference that allows for both in-person and remote delegates to attend. This dual-solution makes SMIT2021 more resilient to potential changes in official health advice and government imposed restrictions, as well as being a more inclusive conference for attendees that cannot attend in person due to travel, health, budget or other restrictions.


The physical conference will be held at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, a modern conference venue located in the very heart of downtown Oslo next to the Royal Palace. The main hall is large enough that the hotel can accommodate for current social distancing rules and take all necessary safety measures and precautions.

Virtual Conference

The Organizing Committee will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic crisis closely. If the situation in the spring of 2021 does not allow for a physical conference to be held, SMIT2021 will become a fully online, virtual conference. Networking will still be the cornerstone of the conference, and attendees will partake in interactive and engaging experiences through a virtual and dynamic conference platform. The virtual platform will have interactive exhibition features and includes plentiful of opportunities for partnership exposure, all while attendees connect from the comfort and safety of their home or office.