Parallel Reception and Banquet

InterSpeech 2017 has reached an all-time high number of participants. InterSpeech has now more than 1850 conference attendants, including 1650 regular registrations. The organization committee is very proud of the wide interest for InterSpeech 2017 in Stockholm and is happy to announce the results of our effort to give all participants the best possible experience of InterSpeech 2017. We will take good care of you and here are the solutions we implemented:

  1. The opening ceremony in Aula Magna will be streamed to two overflow lecture halls in Södra Huset
  2. The plenary sessions in Aula Magna will also be streamed to an additional lecture hall providing a two-way communication between the participants in the overflow hall and those in Aula Magna
  3. In addition to the Reception hosted by Stockholm City at the City Hall on Monday, August 21, Interspeech 2017 organized an additional reception at Teaterbaren, in central Stockholm. Security rules impose an absolute maximum of 1200 guest in the City Hall. Stockholm City issues 1200 reception tickets that will be distributed to InterSpeech participants upon registration and must be presented at the City Hall entrance. Individual e-mails will be sent to all participants who signed up for the reception, explaining if you are allocated to the City Hall reception or to the reception at the Teaterbaren. Since entrance in the City Hall is strictly regulated, it is appreciated if you trade your ticket with someone else (or return it to the InterSpeech staff) in case you decide not to attend the City Hall reception.
  4. The Interspeech banquet on Wednesday will be served in both the Technology Museum and in the adjacent Ethnographic Museum. Bus transfer will be provided from Stockholm University to these museums (face-to-face, same address). To allow for a smooth first serving, participants will receive an e-mail indicating if they will be served at the Technology or the Ethnographic Museum. Switching between the museums will be possible after the meals are served, provided there is enough available room.

Please note that due to the large number of registered participants, some of the conference materials may not be available to late registrants


We look forward to welcome you in Stockholm!

Francisco Lacerda
General chair

Welcome reception - 19:00-20:30, 21 August

Stockholm City Hall

The welcome reception at Stockholm City Hall is hosted by the City of Stockholm. 21 August 19:00 Address: Hantverkargatan 1, 111 52 Stockholm

The Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings, and one of the capital’s most visited tourist attractions. It is famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique pieces of art and is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10th of December each year.




Interspeech 2017 will host an additional reception at Teaterbaren – 21 August 19:00

Address: SERGELS TORG 3, 111 57 Stockholm

Teaterbaren is located in Kulturhuset Stadsteatern – the City of Stockholm’s art and culture center right in the heart of the city. With a wonderful panoramic view of the city’s fast pulse, people gather here for exciting meetings and modern food in the culture’s Mecca.
Sit back and gaze out over the crowd while enjoying the theater bar’s homemade food made from nutritional and organic produce without compromises. The theater bar is a Swan-labeled restaurant that safeguards the green, nutritious and healthy.


Banquet - 19:00-23:00, 23 August.



Tekniska Museet – The Museum of Science and Technology 

23 August 19:00

Address: Museivägen 7, 115 27 Stockholm


It is Sweden’s largest museum of technology, and has a national charter to be responsible for preserving the Swedish cultural heritage related to technological and industrial history. Its galleries comprise around 10,000 square meters, and the museum attracts annually about 350, 000 visitors. The collections consist of more than 50,000 objects and artifacts, 600 shelf metres of archival records and documents, 200,000 drawings, 620,000 images and just over 50,000 books. The National Museum of Science and Technology also documents technologies, processes, stories and memoirs in order to preserve them for generations to come.





Etnografiska Museet – The Museum of Ethnography

23 August 19:00

Address: Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 34, 115 27 Stockholm

Through exciting public programmes and exhibitions, the Museum of Ethnography wants to expand the perceptions of various life styles and cultures worldwide. Departing from its abundant collections and their rich provenance, the museum strives to offer knowledge and perspectives for reflection on what it means to be human. By providing interpretations of specific, universal questions, the museum wishes to create receptivity towards the unknown.

The Museum collections contains objects from China, Corea, South- and Southeast Asia, The Pacific, the Americas and Africa. A total of ca 220 000 objects.
The Museum is well served for disabled persons with entrance in ground level and elevators between floors.


*Photo by Världskulturmuseerna