Special Events

The Local Host Committee is delighted to offer participants the opportunity to register for lunch boxes on the conference days, a dinner in The Lavvo at Breivika on Friday 7th June, a concert on Friday 7th and another on Saturday 8th June.

Registration for the lunches and conference dinner on June 7th will close on Wednesday 29th May. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis

At the bottom of the page you will also find special NAISA deals for lunch and dinners at selected restaurants in Bodø. These special NAISA deals do not have any deadlines for registration.

Conference Lunches

Daily: June 6, 7 and 8th – 11.45-13.00

Lunch boxes: You can order a lunch box for day 1, day 2 and/or day 3 of the conference. Each lunch box includes 1 sandwich, 1 soda, 1 fruit and 1 sweet. They each cost 150 NOK (about $13.60).

Conference Dinner

June 7th – 20:00-22:00

1050 NOK per person

We are very excited to host a dinner in The Lavvo at Breivika, Pelle Molins Plass on Friday 7th June starting at 20:00. The menu includes “Bidos”, a traditional Sami Reindeer Stew served with potatoes, vegetables and fresh bread. It also includes coffee and multekrem, a traditional Norwegian dessert made of cloudberries and whipped cream. Guests will be able to purchase their drinks at The Lavvo. The dinner costs 1,050 NOK (about $95.23).

Dietary Restrictions:

If you have any dietary restrictions, we offer several options. For a gluten-free meal, we will serve gluten-free bread to go with the main course, and gluten-free biscuits with the dessert. For vegetarians and vegans, we will offer a vegetable bidos option. We will not serve fish at the conference dinner

Concert – European premiere of Raven Chacon’s Voiceless Mass: A concert with works by Raven Chacon and Elina Waage Mikalsen

June 7th – 18:00 Bodø Domkirke

Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, in collaboration with Arktisk Filharmoni and Bodø 2024, is proud to present a unique concert in Bodø Cathedral featuring Raven Chacon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition,Voiceless Mass, as part of the exhibition,Raven Chacon: A Worm’s Eye View from a Bird’s Beak.   

Accompanying his first solo museum exhibition in Europe at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum in Tromsø, Raven Chacon will come to Bodø/Buvvda/Bådåddjo for the performance of his compositions, Voiceless Mass and Biyán. The concert programme will also feature an extended improvisational set by Elina Waage Mikalsen.   

This is the premiere performance of Chacon’s award-winning work in Europe. Chacon’s Voiceless Mass (2021) was a site-specific commission for the annual Thanksgiving concert hosted by Present Music at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was composed specifically for the organ at the cathedral, and it uses the space of the church, an institution that has played a crucial role in the extinguishing of Native American culture to consider that legacy and how it reverberates in the present. Performing the piece in Bodø/Buvvda/Bådåddjo draws parallels between Sámi and global Indigenous experiences, strengthening the links and networks of solidarity that can lead to empowered Indigenous futures.   

Theperformance of Voiceless Mass will be accompanied by another of Chacon’s works, Biyán. Biyán takes its title from the Navajo word for ‘song’. In Chacon’s own words, moments of the composition repeat in the same way that a song might repeat if it were to be sung all night.   

Concert – Transjoik featuring Yuliyana Krivoshapkina and Radik Tyulyush

June 8th – 19:00-20:30 Stormen Concert Hall

We are so fortunate to be joined by Transjoik, the well-known Norwegian jazz/world band with over 20 years of experience! What happens on stage when the musicians come together is always new and improvisational. At the same time, we somehow know exactly what they have in store; the special experience, the way they use their voices, the Sámi yoik; all of which impress us again and again! Frode Fjellheim and Snorre Bjerck lead the way, together with partners Torbjørn Hillersøy (bass) and Ronni Tekrø (guitar). The musicians in Transjoik are always curious about new voices and have the whole world as their catchment area, which gives the audience unique experiences. For this concert, they welcome throat singer Radik Tyulyush (Huun Huur Tu) from Tuva and Yuliyana Krivoshapkina from Sakha/Yakutsia as guests. The tickets each 395 NOK each (about $35.83).


Show your conference badge to receive a discounted rate in selected restaurants in Bodø! Whenever possible, we also recommend that you book your table well in advance. You will find the booking information under the slideshow.

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