Useful information during the conference
The participants for the conference workshops have already been selected. The conference has no participation fee or pre-registration. However, every participant is responsible for her/his own travel, accommodation etc. expenses. The final conference programme with abstracts has been announced on 25 April. Audience is warmly welcome to attend plenaries as well as the workshops.
Lunch & dinner at the conference site
Friday 18th May
Because there is no conference fee, lunch is at your own expense. The University cafeterias are open till 16.00 and are just beside the lecture halls IX and X. In addition, there are some lunch restaurants nearby the University campus that we can recommend:
Add: Hämeenkatu 9
tel. +358-(0)2-251 9554
Pizza and pasta
Add: Hämeenkatu 7
Add: Vähä Hämeenkatu 1
tel. +358-(0)2-250 2888
Panini Café Ristorante
Pizza, pasta and salads
Add: Linnankatu 3
tel. +358-(0)2-251 5310
Italian, Asian food with a large selections of vegetable dishes. A la carte.
Add: Linnankatu 3
tel. +358-(0)2-232 3939
Dinner and Get-together on Friday evening
at Bistro Kerttu from 20.00 -
address: Läntinen pitkäkatu 35 (near the main railway station)
table reservations and enquiries: tel. +358-(0)2-250 6990
NOTE! Kerttu is a non-smoking restaurant (smoking allowed at patio)
Saturday 19th May
Same as on Friday, except that the University cafeterias are not open.
Currency & Time
The official currency of Finland is euro: 1 EUR = 100 cents
Currency converter: Xe.com
Time: Eastern European Time (+2 GMT)
Turku in brief
Communications and transport
- Public transport in Turku
- Long distance trains ? VR Passenger service: timetables etc.
- Long distance buses and express buses: timetables etc.
- Example: timetable search from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Turku
- Phones: Country code +358 (Finland) Turku district code +358-2
- Internet connections, wireless and other, are widely available at the hotels and at the University Campus area.