The Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton is excited to host the 99th Annual
INLNA Convention in Edmonton next April! Our theme is Accolades and our
program will feature some of the best and the brightest individuals in Iceland
today; people who are at the top of their diverse professions and industries. Have
you ever wondered what it would be like to be a leading figure in human genetics
and analyze and understand the human genome? Or what it would be like to own
a film production company and produce and direct documentaries, films and TV
series in Iceland? Perhaps the life of an Icelandic sheep farmer piques your
interest or the Reykjavik fashion scene is more up your alley. Or the world of
platelet lysates as seen by a biomedical scientist? These exciting topics and
much more are waiting for you at the 99th Annual INLNA Convention!
The registration form for the Convention will be ready mid-December and will be
posted on both the ICCE website (iccedm.org) and the INLNA website
(inlofna.org). Additionally both Facebook sites will announce the availability of the
registration form which will also detail an optional tour to Stephan G
Stephansson’s home and the town of Markerville hosted by the Stephan G
Stephansson Icelandic Society of Markerville.
The venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton will make you feel
welcome from the moment you arrive as you are offered a freshly baked
chocolate chip cookie as you check in to your contemporary guest room.
Guest rooms are equipped with complimentary wi-fi, spacious work stations, a
mini refrigerator and a 42 inch HDTV. The Convention rate for one king bed or 2
queen beds is $150 (Canadian plus taxes) per night single or double occupancy
and can be booked via this link http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/
personalized/Y/YEGNMDT-ICE-20180426/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG or by
calling 780-484-0821 and using the Convention rate code ICE.
This special rate is also available for 3 days before and 3 days after the
Convention so you can stay and enjoy the sites of Edmonton and surrounding
It’s a short shuttle (edmontonskyshuttle.com) or taxi ride from Edmonton
International Airport (flyeia.com) to the DoubleTree. And if you’re flying into
Edmonton, WestJet has offered a discount to Convention attendees of 10% off
Econo and 15% off Plus base fares for travel between Edmonton and anywhere
WestJet flies in North America!
You can travel from April 12 to May 6, 2018 and need to book by May 6, 2018
using the Coupon Code 4ITHPG4. You can change or cancel reservations within
24 hours of booking at no charge. Visit westjet.com to book your flight.
The Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton is very pleased to announce that Kristjana Stefánsdóttir
will be performing at the 99th Annual INLNA Convention in Edmonton. Kristjana has been one of the leading artists in the Icelandic Jazz scene for years. She is also an Award winning composer for theatre. She records as a soloist and as a guest performer as well as making regular appearances in theatre, radio, television and in concerts. She has been nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards and the Icelandic Theatre Awards several times. In 2017, she won the National Icelandic Theatre Awards “Gríman” in the category Music of the Year for The Blue Planet/Blái hnötturinn, competing against Grammy Nominee Bryce Dessner and the artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Her music can be described as ambitious indie pop rock with influences of jazz, soul and dream pop, topped with subtle, dreamy electronics. She has collaborated with artists such as Svavar Knútur, Ragga Gröndal, Glen Hansard, Emiliana Torrini, Sigtryggur Baldursson (The Sugarcubes) and Jazz Virtuoses such as Eythor Gunnarsson (Mezzoforte), Lars Janson, Drew Gress and John Hollenbeck.
At the Convention Kristjana will be accompanied on guitar by her colleague Daníel Helgason.
Daniel is a guitar player and a composer; he graduated from The Icelandic Academy of the Arts with a degree in Composition. Despite his young age he has been very active in the Icelandic music scene the last years. He has worked and written music for theatre and dance theatre and performed for films and documentaries, for example the Icelandic films Humarsúpa innifalin (Lobster soup included) and Sægreifinn (The Count of the Sea).
He is a steady member of the bands Robert the Roommate and DÓH-Trio. He is also a member of Fearless Warriors of the Roseland, an international band/music project with members from Iceland, Ecuador, Finland and Estonia, with guest members from India, Sweden and Costa Rica. Daniel has recorded and performed with some of Iceland’s finest artists including; Rósa Guðrún, SJS Big Band, Skúli mennski, Una Stef, Útidúr, Sigríður Thorlacius, Sigtryggur Baldursson (Bogomil Font), Egill Ólafsson and, of course, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir.
They will join us during the Convention as guests of the ICCE and will perform at the INLNA Awards Ceremony on the evening of Friday, April 27, 2018. At the conclusion of the Convention, Kristjana and Daníel will continue their visit to North America touring as this year’s International Visitors Program (IVP). More information on IVP will be forthcoming from the INLNA.
ICCE Convention Chairperson