4th North Atlantic Native Sheep and Wool Conference will be held in Blönduós 4-8 September 2014
A conference on the North European sheep breed (short-tails) in North Atlantic countries will be held in Blönduós, Iceland in September 2014. Since 2011 this conference has been held annually in various locations around the North Atlantic. The theme of the 2014 conference will be wool processing. In addition to the invited lectures, the conference will feature field trips, guided tour of facilities involved in the production of sheep goods and arts and textiles crafts exhibitions.
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- Speakers from Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Orkney, Shetland, Hebrides and Faroe Islands present on various topics from sheep-breeding to wool processing.
- Arts and crafts exhibitions will be held demonstrating a variaty of wool and other sheep products. It will be exciting to learn and see what people are working on, not least here in Iceland, where much progress is evident.
- We will visit the wool factory Ístex in Mosfellsbær, the wool and crafts centre Ullarselið at Hvanneyri and the Thingborg crafts centre in Flói. In the Blönduós area we visit sheep roundups and at least one typical sheep farm. The historically well know and unique church at Thingeyrar will be on our programme as well as visits to the adjacent district of Skagafjörður where we will see the Tannery Guesthouse and the Kakalaskáli Cottage.
- Overseas participants will travel in a bus with a guide from Reykjavík on September 4th to Blönduós and return on September 8 via the central highlands where Icelandic sheep graze during the summer. When booking flights, please ensure that you arrive in Iceland not later than September 3rd and return not earlier than September 9th in order to be able to enjoy the full programme.
Conference fee: 40 000 ISK. The fee includes: Conference kit with conference program, attendance to all lectures, transportation from and to Reykjavík, day trips, coffee-breaks, and gala dinner. A more detailed program will be distributed in due course. The conference has already attracted considerable attention, and we would like to encourage everyone interested to register as soon possible.