Administrative information


Attendance at the conference is by invitation only. The online registration link is attached to the invitation and should be filled out and submitted by 23 August 2017. All registrations are subject to confirmation by the organisers.

Conference venue

Conference centre of the Nordic Hotel Forum, 3 Viru väljak, Tallinn.

Travel arrangements

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

Most conference guests will be arriving at Tallinn through Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. From there, it takes about 10-15 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 EUR.


Conference guests will be responsible for their own accommodation expenses. The organisers have pre-booked rooms at Nordic Hotel Forum at a rate of 130 EUR per night for a standard room for the period of 05-07 September. In order to make use of this reservation book a room here.

Dress code

Business attire.

Meals and refreshments

Conference guests are kindly invited to the welcome dinner on 5 September at 19.30 hrs in the Monaco Restaurant on the ground floor of the Nordic Hotel Forum. Lunch, coffee and refreshments will be provided by the organisers during the conference breaks. There will also be a farewell reception at the end of the conference.

Conference proceedings

The conference language is English. Except for the opening session, 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.


Logistics management: Ms Elna-Eva Terasmägi (; ph.: +372 6949 355, mobile ph.: +372 5154611).

Programme management: Mr Henrik Praks (, mobile ph.: +372 528 1944) and Ms Karoline Kelder (, mobile ph. +372 53042262).