The ISSW (International Snow Science Workshop) is the largest snow and avalanche conference world-wide. It was held 21 times in North America and Europe since 1976, Innsbruck being its third European venue.
The success of the ISSW lies in its motto: 'A Merging of Theory and Practice'. Advances in snow and avalanche science and reports from the field are both essential elements of the conference - scientific knowledge meets practical experience. The Innsbruck 2018 conference consequently builds on this idea, trying to raise the merging process to a new level by numerous activities.
All aspects of the unique setting and ambience of Innsbruck - an urban center surrounded by steep mountain slopes - support a successful organisation and performance of the ISSW. A large variety of winter-related industry of world wide standing, an extensive history of hosting large international events (including two winter olympic games) and numerous reputable ski areas pave the way for an attractive conference week.
The large accompanying exhibition will further enhance the local and international value of the ISSW 2018.
In order to promote the ISSW-motto, one day of the conference will for the first time be dedicated to: 'ISSW goes public'.
Local and international experts will be invited to this event to discuss essential issues like 'management of sustainable living space in the Alps'. The event's thematic focus will be organised in close cooperation with the Alpine convention.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Innsbruck!