Administrative information


Attendance at the conference is by invitation only. The online registration link is included in the invitation letter and should be filled out by 18 October 2019.

Conference venue

Conference centre of the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, 33 Liivalaia street, Tallinn.

Travel arrangements

Conference guests are expected to cover their own travel costs and make local transportation arrangements.

Most guests will be arriving in Tallinn through Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. From there, it takes about ten minutes to reach the hotel and conference venue by taxi. Depending on the company and time of the day, the fare might vary between €7 and €10. Ride-sharing services (Uber, Bolt) are also available in Tallinn.


Registered conference guests will be responsible for their own accommodation arrangements and expenses.

Rooms at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia are available at special ABCD rates and should be booked by conference guests before 18 October. Rooms remain subject to availability at the time of the booking; therefore conference guests are encouraged to make the reservation as early as possible.
The hotel reservation link has been provided in the administrative information sheet attached to the invitation letters or can be requested from the organisers via e-mail.

Other hotels within a short walking distance from the conference venue include:
Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn
Tallink City Hotel
Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel
Nordic Hotel Forum

The organisers can recommend other hotel options as well, if necessary.

Dress code

Business attire (civilian).


All guests are invited to the welcome dinner at 19:30 on 29 October at restaurant Senso, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia. The guests are kindly asked to indicate, during the registration, whether they plan to attend this dinner.

Conference proceedings

The conference language is English. Except for the opening and keynote sessions, all sessions will take place under the Chatham House Rule. The ICDS may produce a non-attributed synopsis of the discussions for publication on the conference website.


All enquiries about the conference programme and logistics can be made by writing to abcd[at]
For media enquiries, please contact media[at]