Practical information

Conference Venue

The Colloquium will be held in the Linna Building of ”City Centre Campus” of Tampere University.

Location on Google Maps

Tampere University campus info

Program

The preliminary program has been published and can be viewed and downloaded here.

Audience registration

Sign up here to attend the Colloquium as an audience member in-person in Tampere or online. Last day to register is June 6 (UTC+3).

Accommodation

Participants book and pay their own accommodation. There are multiple hotels in the vicinity of the venue – find a list of hotels and discount codes for booking here.

Travel

Tampere is the ”second city” of Finland and the 3rd most populous municipality in Finland, located about two hours north of Helsinki. Find out more about local attractions here.

By plane

Some airlines operate flights from European cities (such as Riga, Tallinn, Copenhagen) to the Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. For more options, see flights to Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL). There are local bus connections from the Tampere Airport to the city and in Helsinki both train and bus connections for convenient transit to Tampere.

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport

By train

The train ride from Helsinki to Tampere takes approximately 2 hours and tickets cost around 15-30 euros. When travelling from the airport, take the commuter train P from the airport to Tikkurila/Dickursby station for transfer to the long-distance train.

Book tickets and view train connections at vr.fi.

By bus

For the most economic option, there are also several buses running between Helsinki (both the Central Bus Station in Kamppi and the airport) and Tampere. The bus ride takes just over 2 hours, and the most affordable tickets offered by Onnibus start at 4,90 € when purchased online well ahead of time.

Onnibus

Matkahuolto buses

Useful information

Tampere public transportation: Find routes and schedules for local Tampere public transit here.

Visa: Finland is a Schengen country.

ATMs: ATMs called Otto with orange colors are available in various locations.

Currency: Euro

Credit cards: Credit and debit cards are widely accepted and increasingly a preferred option to cash.

Drinking water: Finnish tap water is of the highest quality and can be consumed safely throughout the country. Bottled mineral and spring water is available in shops and restaurants.

Electricity: The electric supply in Finland is 230 volts (50Hz) and wall outlets are the Northern European standard (CEE 7/4) with two round contacts. The standard two-pin European plug (CEE 7/16) can be connected to these outlets.

In case of an emergency dial (Ambulance, Police, Fire Department): 112

Pharmacies: There are several pharmacies (apteekki) in the city centre.

Shopping hours: The opening hours below are general guidelines, and there may be local variations.

Weekdays 09:00−21:00
Saturdays 09:00−18.00
Sundays 12.00−18.00

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited indoors and in some outdoor areas, such as bus stops or directly in front of building entrances.

Time: Finland has adopted Eastern European Time, EET, which is two hours ahead (+2) of Greenwich Mean Time. Eastern European Summer time, EEST, is three hours ahead of GMT.

Tipping: In restaurants and taxis, service is included in the price. Tipping is not necessary but customers may leave a tip if they so wish.

Weather: The average day temperatures in June are expected to be between +15 and +25 Celsius, but the evenings can be much cooler. There is also always a possibility of rain, so remember to bring a jacket and an umbrella.