Practical information

In this page you will find answers to some practical questions concerning the Colloquium. The page will be updated before and during the event.

Conference venue

The conference takes place in the Main Building of the University of Helsinki (no. 1 on the campus map). There are two entrances: one from Fabianinkatu 33, which is on the side we will mostly be in, and another from the Senate Square/Unioninkatu 34. The conference rooms are located on both sides of the building and there is a connecting corridor in the second floor.

  • Small Hall (Pieni juhlasali), Fabianinkatu side, 4th floor
  • Aud. XIII, Unioninkatu side, 3rd floor
  • Rooms 14 and 15 (Sali 14 and 15), Fabianinkatu side, 4th floor (on both sides of the Small Hall)


Toilets can be found on the first, third and fourth floors of the Main Building on the Fabianinkatu side (an accessible toilet is on the first floor, ask the porters for a code). On the  Unioninkatu side the toilets can be found on the second floor (by the northern connecting corridor), on the first floor (long stairs down from the entrance), and on the fourth floor.

Registration/info and coffee breaks

The registration and information desk is located in the lobby of Small Hall, 4th floor. Coffee and tea will be served on the same location at times announced in the programme.

Wi-Fi access

Eduroam is available all around the University. For those who don’t have access to Eduroam, we provide a local HUPnet access. To make use of this, after joining the HUPnet wireless network, enter (provided in the conference folder) as your username, and (provided in the conference folder) as the password.

Presentations: projectors, adapters and handouts

Make sure you transfer your slide show (if you are using one) to the computer in the room before your session begins. We recommend using the equipment on site, but if you are using, e.g., Apple laptop for your presentation, please bring your own adapter to ensure compatibility with the projectors.

Speakers planning to provide handouts should bring ca. 35 copies. You are also welcome to send the handout (.pdf) to the organisers in order to publish it on the colloquium website (optional).

Poster presentations

The poster session is on Friday 14.00­–16.30 in the lobby of Small Hall. Presenters should put their posters up during the coffee or lunch break on Friday. During the poster session, stand by your poster and have prepared a focused and short (1–2 minute) presentation you can give to people coming to look at the poster. And discuss your work with your audience, you can get some good ideas! The audience is encouraged to read the posters carefully and ask questions on the topics presented, while enjoying their coffee or tea.

Reception on Thursday

The reception by the rector of University of Helsinki on Thursday, August 30 at 18:00 takes place in the lobby of Small Hall, Main Building. The reception will include food and wine.

Conference Dinner on Friday

For everyone registered, the conference dinner will take place at restaurant Uunisaari on the island of Pohjoinen Uunisaari at 19:00. The boat to the island leaves from Kompassitori (Ehrenströmintie 1). We will meet at the University at 18.15 at the entrance of Fabianinkatu 33 with those who wish to go together to Kompassitori (we can divide into two groups: the other one walks (see the map below), the other takes the tram no.2 (both walking and tram takes ca. 25 min; please take care that you have a tram ticket purchased beforehand). The boat price is included in the dinner and the boat travels continuously when needed. The boat trip takes only a couple of minutes.

Walking to Kompassitori



There are several inviting restaurants and cafés near the University that serve lunch. We include here the list of lunch places prepared for the Humanist Greek conference that took place a week before ICAGL:

In addition, the University’s metro station and Kluuvi mall host a number of restaurants and cafés. Lunch in Helsinki usually costs around 10 euros and in the case of a buffet, includes coffee. Cheaper options are available at the University cafeterias.


The weather in August can be very nice in Helsinki, but there is always the possibility of rain. Weather forecast can be checked at:

Storage for luggage on Saturday

Luggage can be left at the info desk on Saturday. A student assistant is present and looking after them, but there is no locked space.


The hashtag for the conference is #ICAGL9.

Things to see and do before and after the colloquium (and during breaks)

The National Library of Finland (Unioninkatu 36)

The National Library is the oldest and largest research library in the country. The building, designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel, was inaugurated in 1845. The Café Rotunda hosts at the moment an exhibition Humanist Greek from Finland.

Helsinki University Library (Fabianinkatu 30 / Kaisaniemenkatu 5 / Vuorikatu 7)

The Main Library building, called Kaisa House, at city centre campus was opened in 2012. Its architecture (by Anttinen Oiva Arkkitehdit Oy) has won several prizes.

Please visit for other sights and events.


We hope you enjoy the conference and Helsinki!