NOC45 in Reykjavík

The 45th Nordic Orchestra Conference takes place at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland, from Wednesday, September 28 to Friday, September 30. 

NOC45 is organized by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the NOC planning committee. 

At NOC45 the focus will be sustainability; how we can plan for a greener future, how to build resilience and teamwork within an orchestra and how we can celebrate diversity and be more inclusive. Speakers this year include Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland; Alan Davey, Controller at BBC Radio 3 and Proms; Simon Eder, Managing Director at Intermusica Artist' Management, and many more.

The Friday will be a special collaboration with the Nordic Sound with focus on Digital Platforms where the purpose is to find ways to catalyze the digitalization for the Nordic orchestras, ensambles, and concert halls. The Friday will be sold as stand alone event at EUR 250 for everyone interested in the digital platform lectures and discussions.

Conference Schedule

The conference starts on Wednesday 28 September at 9:00 and ends on Friday at 14:00.

The full conference program is available on the conference's Eventee homepage. There you can see all the panels and speakers, as well as the conference dinner, evening concerts and other planned activities. 

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The conference is completely paper free. For the best experience we recommend downloading the Eventee App - Download on your iPhone or Android.

Registration to NOC45

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Registration fee includes access to the conference, lunch and coffee for all days, conference dinner and tickets to the Iceland Symphony's concert on Thursday and Friday evenings. Participants need to book their own flights and accommodation. 

After registering you should have received an email to log into Eventee where you can see the program, send in questions and network with other participants. 

A Group Trip to Sky lagoon


Participants have the opportunity to join a group trip to the wonderful and relaxing Sky lagoon on Friday 30 September from 15:00 to 17:00. The reservation is for 50 people - so please sign up as soon as possible (by answering the participant survey sent out to registered participants).

The cost of the Sky lagoon trip is not included in the conference fee. The total price for the trip is 59 EUR - that includes access to Sky lagoon and a seven point ritual at the spa including a sauna with amazing view, steam-bath, body scrubs and cold water dip afterwards. The fee also includes a bus drive (10 min) to and from the lagoon. 

Accomodations and Recommendation in Reykjavík

Accomodation in Iceland is filling up quickly so we recommend making your pookings as soon as possible. Center Hotels in Reykjavík offer participants a 15% discount of their prices. They have hotels all around the city center (see map). Click here to book at Center Hotels with the discount code.

Here is a Google maps with our favourite restaurants, cafés, bars and entertainment: 


For further information regarding the conference, please contact Jökull Torfason at the Iceland Symphony Orchestra jokull@sinfonia.is.