Frequently Asked Questions

 

Travel Related Questions

 

What’s the best airport to travel to?

We recommend that you travel to Arlanda Airport (ARN). Arlanda is located 18 km (11 miles) from the convention.

 

You can also travel to Skavsta Airport (NYO), Västerås Airport (VST) or Bromma Airport (BMA). Skavsta Airport is located 126 km (78 miles) from the convention, Västerås Airport is located 86 km (53 miles) from the convention and Bromma Airport is located 21 km (13 miles) from the convention.

 

 

Will you offer shuttle buses from the Arlanda Airport to the convention?

No.

 

 

What’s the best way to travel from Arlanda Airport to the convention?

The easiest way to get from the airport to the convention is by taxi. The price is approx. $50 and the travel time is 15–20 min (traffic between Arlanda and Infra City is usually no problem). Taxis are available directly outside all terminals. More information: swedavia.com/arlanda/taxi

 

You can also travel with public transportation. The price is approx. $17 (one way) and the travel time is 30–40 min. Take the commuter train from Arlanda (located in SkyCity between terminal 4 and 5) towards Södertälje to Upplands Väsby station. From Upplands Väsby take bus number 536 (towards Bollstanäs) or bus number 560 (towards Kallhälls station). Get off the bus at Infra City. The bus stops outside the hotel. For the latest update on public transportation information, please visit sl.se/en

 

We don’t recommend the buses “Flygbussarna” or the train “Arlanda Express” from Arlanda Airport, since these options of transportation won’t take you nearby the convention area smoothly.

 

 

What’s the best way to travel from Skavsta Airport or Västerås Airport to the convention?

You have to take the bus “Flygbussarna”, flygbussarna.se/en to Stockholm city. From Stockholm city you can travel by taxi (recommended) or public transportation: sl.se/en

 

 

What’s the best way to travel from Bromma Airport to the convention?

You can travel by taxi (recommended) or public transportation: sl.se/en

 

 

Which hotel should I book?

Hotel Scandic Infra City. This is the hotel where the convention will be held.

 

 

How do I book Hotel Scandic Infra City?

After clicking the link to the hotel booking: scandichotels.com/infracity, enter the booking code (see image below) and the dates (code valid for 07/01/19–07/11/19) before clicking “See rooms and prices”. Make sure you have the correct dates and year selected.

 

The booking code you must enter is BCAS290619

 

 

 

What does “overflow hotels” mean?

There are two hotels that will be used when Hotel Scandic Infra City gets fully booked. These are Hotel Scandic Upplands Väsby and Hotel Scandic Star Sollentuna. Neither of these hotels are within walking distance from the convention.

 

 

How far is it between the Hotel Scandic Infra City and the convention?

The convention is located at the Hotel Scandic Infra City.

 

 

How far is it between the convention and the city center of Stockholm?

Scandic Infra City is located 24 km (14 miles) north of the city center of Stockholm.

 

 

How do I travel from the convention to the city center of Stockholm?

For information on how to travel with public transportation: sl.se/en

 

 

Does Stockholm have Uber?

Yes.

 

 

Is it a good idea to rent a car?

Sure, if you want to visit other places around Stockholm! There are car rentals located at the airports. Sweden has right-hand traffic, the roads around Stockholm are good and traffic is relatively safe. Be aware that traffic into and out of Stockholm city can be heavy sometimes and that parking in the city can be hard to find, especially close to tourist attractions.

 

 

Can I park at the hotel?

The area around Hotel Scandic Infra City offers both outdoor and indoor parking. The price for indoor parking is 100 SEK/24 hours.

 

 

Does the convention area offer free WiFi?

Yes!

 

 

I have a question about the hotel room at the Hotel Scandic Infra City, who do I contact?

Please contact meeting.infracity@scandichotels.com, +46 (8) 517 344 10

 

 

I’m coming alone and would like someone to share a room with, what can I do?

Ask the question in CAWS 2019 Facebook group to find someone else who might want to share a room. If you are not a member of CAWS 2019 Facebook group, please contact info@caws2019.org and let us know you want to be added to the group. The Facebook group is secret to protect the anonymity of the members.

 

 

I can’t afford to stay at the recommended hotel, can you suggest a cheaper alternative?

Ask for suggestions in CAWS 2019 Facebook group. If you are not a member of CAWS 2019 Facebook group, please contact info@caws2019.org and let us know you want to be added to the group. The Facebook group is secret to protect the anonymity of the members.

 

 

What are the rules for entering Sweden with a previous record?

If you are a US citizen, Canadian citizen or a citizen from a EU country you can enter Sweden with a previous record without a problem. If you are a citizen from another country than the above, we recommend that you contact the Swedish embassy in your country.

 

 

I have a re-entry ban in another Schengen country, will that be a problem?

Yes, as Sweden is a member of Schengen.

 

 

Do I need a visa for traveling to Sweden?

Visa is not required for US citizens, Canadian citizens or citizens from EU countries. 

 

List of foreign citizens who require visa for entry into Sweden: government.se/government-policy/migration-and-asylum/list-of-foreign-citizens-who-require-visa-for-entry-into-sweden

 

Sweden is member of the Schengen Cooperation. The Schengen Cooperation allows those who have a visa to travel to Sweden also to travel to the other member countries.

 

 

What is the passport validity rules for entering Sweden?

Your passport must be valid during your stay. 

 

If you are a citizen of a country that requires visa for entering Sweden, your passport must be valid 3 months after your visa expires.

 

More information on passport and visa information for Sweden: visitsweden.com/passport-and-visas

 

 

What currency is used in Sweden?

Swedish Crowns. All shops, hotels, taxis, restaurants etc. accepts credit card. Some places accept Euros (often bills only). Some places don’t accept cash, only credit card.

 

 

Do I have to change money to Swedish Crowns before I leave my country?

There are plenty of ATM machines. All shops, hotels, taxis, restaurants etc. accepts credit card. Some places don’t accept cash.

 

 

Which power plugs and sockets are used in Sweden?

In Sweden the power sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

 

 

What kind of weather can I expect in Stockholm during July?

The Swedish weather is shifty. It might be sunny, it might rain. It might be hot, it might be cold. The average temperature in July is approx. 18°C–25°C (64.4°F–77°F) with a lower temperature at night. 

 

 

Is it true that you can drink the tap water in Sweden?

Yes, cold tap water is safe to drink and tastes great in Sweden!

 

 

Where can I find more information about visiting Sweden and Stockholm?

Check out visitsweden.com and visitstockholm.com

 

 

 

 

Convention Related Questions

 

What time does the convention start and end?

The registration opens at 4.00 pm Thursday July 4th. The convention ends in the afternoon Monday July 8th.

 

 

What’s the purpose of the convention?

The purpose of the World Service Convention is to promote enthusiasm and unity within the fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous and financially support World Services effort to carry the message to the addict that still suffers.

 

 

Are non-addicts welcome?

Of course! Everybody with a curiosity of a solution for drug or alcohol addiction is welcome.

 

 

Are members from other twelve step fellowships welcome?

Yes, of course!

 

 

Will Co-Anon attend and/or have their own program for the convention?

Yes, Co-Anon will be here, with their own extensive program, se coanon.se for information (will be updated).

 

 

Can I bring children to the convention?

Yes, children are welcome. Please fill out the number of children and their ages when you register. There will be some activities offered for children during the convention. If you want to bring children to the banquet dinner, please contact registration@caws2019.org

 

 

Is there anything for children to do nearby the convention area?

Lek & bus is a children’s amusement center located right next to the convention area.

 

Read more about what the hotel offers for children: scandichotels.com/hotels/sweden/stockholm/scandic-infra-city/family

 

 

Can I bring pets to the convention?

No, pets are not allowed in the convention area due to allergies. The hotel offers a limited number of rooms where pets are allowed. Please contact hotel Scandic Infra City for more information, meeting.infracity@scandichotels.com, +46 (8) 517 344 10. 

 

 

I have special needs, who can I contact about requirements?

Please contact registration@caws2019.org

 

Information about accessibility at the Hotel Scandic Infra City: scandichotels.com/hotels/sweden/stockholm/scandic-infra-city/special-needs

 

 

I’m a member of the press, who can I contact with questions?

Find the information you need at caws2019.org/press

 

 

We are a group visiting from a treatment center, how do we register?

Please contact registration@caws2019.org

 

 

I have a technical problem with registration or with this website, who do I contact?

Please contact support@caws2019.org

 

 

How do I find the CAWS 2019 Facebook group?

Please contact info@caws2019.org and let us know you want to be added to the group. The Facebook group is secret to protect the anonymity of the members.

 

 

How much is the registration cost for the convention?

The BASIC package is US$50 and includes registration, workshops, speaker meetings and marathon meetings.

 

The EXTRA package is US$80 and includes everything included in the BASIC package + entertainment.

 

The ULTIMATE package is US$150 and includes everything included in the EXTRA package + banquet dinner, brunch and Swedish “fika” social.

Register here!

 

 

I’m a newcomer and I can’t afford the registration cost, is there a way to attend anyway?

Please contact info@caws2019.org

 

 

I’m a newcomer, what can I expect of this convention?

You can expect to meet people with a drug or alcohol problem and a solution for that problem. During the convention there will be speakers, workshops and meetings with full focus on recovery. We will also have great entertainment!

 

 

I think I have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol, how can I get help today?

By attending a CA meeting you will meet other people with the same problem and a solution of that problem. Find your local meeting at http://ca-sweden.se/moten2 (Sweden) or ca.org/meetings

 

We also encourage you to read more at ca.org/literature/to-the-newcomer (English) or ca-sweden.se (Swedish).

 

 

When will the convention schedule be online?

It will be updated gradually.

 

 

Who are the speakers at the convention?

We will announce the speakers gradually as they are confirmed.

 

 

What is the dress code for the banquet dinner?

Wear whatever clothes that make you feel comfortable!

 

 

I don’t like the name “Stockholm Syndrome”, why did you chose it?

Because we liked it. wink

 

 

Are there any other organizations behind this convention?

No, CA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution.

 

 

How is the convention financed?

CA is fully self-supporting through our own contributions. The convention is also financed with the profit from earlier conventions.

 

 

What will you do with the money made from this convention?

The purpose of the World Service Convention is to promote enthusiasm and unity within the fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous and financially support World Services effort to carry the message to the addict that still suffers. The profit from the convention will be used to finance upcoming conventions in the future.

 

 

Will the convention be held in Swedish or in English?

It will be held in English.

 

 

What does CAWS mean?

CAWS is short for Cocaine Anonymous World Service.

 

 

I can’t go to Sweden, are there any other CA conventions or events around the world?

Please visit ca.org/events

 

 

I want to be of service at the convention, who do I contact?

Please contact info@caws2019.org

 

 

My home group wants to print your logo/flyer, where can we find it?

That’s awesome! Find all files available for downloading here > 

 

 

I have registered but I can’t attend, can I get my money back?

Please contact registration@caws2019.org