Practical information


The conference will be held at the Scandic Marina Congress Centre by the sea in the Katajanokka district and only 5 minutes' walk away from the city centre and the Kauppatori market square.

How to get there by public transport or by car


On the 29th of August, registration will take place in the University of Helsinki Main Building (entrance from Fabianinkatu 33) from 15:30 until 17:30. Registration will continue on the 30th of August in the conference venue, Scandic Marina Congress Centre.


In the evening of the 29th of August (from 18:00 until 19:30), the conference participants are welcome to a reception hosted by the City of Helsinki. The reception will take place in the Helsinki City Hall located in the Kruununhaka district (Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13). Please, register before the get-together in order to receive your ticket for the reception.

Conference dinner

On the 31st of August, the Conference dinner will be held in restaurant Katajanokan Kasino (Laivastokatu 1) from 19:00 until 23:00. Please, have your ticket with you. You will receive the ticket for the dinner during registration.

Sights in Helsinki

Senate square and its surroundings together with Esplanade park and the Market Square are among the most popular sights in Helsinki and are located close to the conference venue.

Suomenlinna and other beautiful islands such as Vallisaari and Lonna can be reached by ferry from the Market square. You can also visit all the three islands with one Island hopping ticket.  

Allas Sea Pool is a marine spa near the Market square where you can experience the Finnish sauna and swim in a sea water pool.

Löyly is a seaside public sauna and restaurant located in Hernesaari district.