8 - 11 September 2020




Welcome to the STS Roundtable meeting 2020 in Trondheim, Norway! We will present the agenda and open the registration in March. But we can already now promise you lively debates, plenty learning opportunities, company visits, interesting presentations, nice food, at least one fjord (!), and the best colleagues you could ever meet! The pre-conference is September 8th and situated at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The main conference is September 9th to 11th at Clarion Hotel Brattøra in Trondheim.


The venues

Clarion Hotel Brattøra 

Moderate single: 1220 NOK

Standard double: 1440 NOK


For booking:

Call: +47 73 92 55 00 or

Mail: groups.cl.trondheim@chocie.no

Use booking code: 1121GR016601


NTNU Campus Gløshaugen

The pre-conference will be held at the Gløshaugen campus at NTNU. The Gløshaugen campus is the oldest campus at NTNU and houses researchers and students within in technical and natural sciences programs.


The Galla dinner Thursday evening will be in Rockheim, situated right across the conference hotel. Rockheim is Norway's National Museum of Popular Music. Since the museums's opening in 2010 there has been a steady stream of visitors eager to learn about this music and its history. The Restaurant is on the 5th floor, with a stunning view of the city and  the fjord. It will be possible to visit the museum before the dinner.

Magne Gisvold/Rockheim 

The Team


Hanne Finnestrand

Associate Professor of Organization development at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. She holds a PhD in Action Research and Organization development from the same university. Finnestrand’s research area is action research in the fields of organization development, industrial relations, and socio-technical systems design. She is currently deputy editor of the Springer journal Systemic Practice and Action Research and on the editorial reviewer board of the Emerald journal The Learning Organization .


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Johan E. Ravn

Professor of Leadership and organization at Nord University, Norway and senior research scientist at the SINTEF foundation. Research interests include organization, leadership, collaborative industrial relations, and sociotechnical systems theory, and he has conducted action research in many manufacturing systems. He has published and been guest editor in several journals, and in September 2019 he co-organized a special issue on “Socio-Technical Systems Thinking in Manufacturing” for the open access journal European Journal of Workplace innovation.



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Matthijs Moorkamp

Assistant Professor of Organizational Design and Development at the Nijmegen School of Management of Radboud University. He obtained a PhD from Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on organizational design in temporary organizations that operate in crisis contexts, such as the expeditionary organizations of the (Dutch) armed forces and crisis management organizations. Matthijs was part of the multidisciplinary research team that evaluated national crisis response organization that was established after the disaster with flight MH17. 


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Suggested pre-readings


Coming soon

Practical information


How to get to Trondheim

By plane

Trondheim Airport Værnes is approximately 30 km north east of Trondheim.

Getting from Trondheim airport to the city centre. 

By train

Train to Trondheim: Trondheim Central station is situated at the outskirts of the city centre, within walking distance to the hotel.

Getting around in Trondheim

Use local buses to explore Trondheim.


Mobile app to purchase tickets:

Mobile app to plan your bus trip:

Map of NTNU Campus Gløshaugen



 Administrative and practical issues:

Laila Bergsrønning Øyangen


+47 73559126

General issues:

Hanne Finnestrand


+47 99024720