Registration for the ISHS Light Symposium 2020 is now open. Please read the instructions carefully, before starting the registration.

All attendees requiring a visa to enter Sweden are urged to apply for a visa as soon as possible.

Registration rates include the following:

  • Welcome reception on the evening of Monday, June 8
  • Attendance to the Scientific Sessions
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • On-site meeting publications and materials
  • One copy of the proceedings published in Acta Horticulturae


Offer for PhD-students: Dine with a researcher!

As a PhD-student you have the opportunity to win a free dinner with a researcher within your field of interest. Just tick the box in the registration form to enrol in the raffle and state which research topic you are interested in. Several PhD-student will have the chance to win a seat at the dinner! The offer is available for students who have registered and paid for the symposium.

Registration before 10 January, 2020
Sek excl VAT
Registration after 10 January, 2020
SEK excl VAT
ISHS member  6000  6400
Non-member  6800  7200
Student*  3600  4000
One-day registration  2000  2000
Symposium dinner  900  900
Excursion June 12th  1200  1200

Please note – all prices are in SEK currency. 10 SEK = approx 1 EUR
According to Swedish legislation 25% VAT will be added to the registration fee. In some cases, however, it will not be necessary to pay VAT. See the information below.
*Students will be required to provide student identification or letter from supervisor in order to make use of the student rate

VAT regulations

According to Swedish legislation 25% VAT will be added to the registration fee. However, you do not have to pay VAT if you work in either:

  • A public sector governmental organisation (statlig myndighet) within Sweden (e.g., university, governmental agency). In this case you must choose Invoice (Swedish billing address only) as the payment mode and provide your VAT number.
  • An organisation or company within the EU with a valid VAT number. In this case you must choose International bank transfer – EU countries with VAT no. as the payment mode and provide your VAT number.

Swedish participants

Public sector governmental organisations within Sweden (e.g., universities, governmental agencies): No VAT
All other organisations/companies and private persons: VAT 25%


Participants from outside Sweden

Organisations and companies within EU with a VAT number: No VAT
Organisations and companies within EU without a VAT number, and all organisations and companies outside EU: VAT 25%


All private persons: VAT 25 %

Depending on the location of your organisation/company, VAT may be reclaimed from your home country upon your return from the conference. Please contact your local tax authority or other responsible agency for more information if it is possible to reclaim the VAT you paid and how it is done.

 Invitation letter

Visas should be applied for well in advance of your intended departure date. Please note that while we wish to assist our participants by providing the visa invitation letter, we do not contact the Embassy or Consulate on behalf of participants and we are not in a position to influence Embassy / Consulate procedures or decisions.

Participants can request an invitation letter from the ISHS Light Symposium communications committee ( to use for visa application. The invitation letter will only be issued upon completion of registration and receipt of the full pre-payment of the registration fee.


If a participant’s application for visa is refused, the Congress Secretariat will refund the paid registration fees.



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Important dates:

Conference dates: 8-12 June 2020

Abstract submission deadline June 1st 2019

Abstract modification deadline June 30th 2019