General Information

Conference Dates
13-14 May 2011

Conference venue                
ICT Building
Address: Joukahaisenkatu 3 A, 20520 Turku
ICT-building is situated in the Turku Science Park area, next to the Kupittaa railway station, about a 20-minute walk from the city centre. If you wish to take a bus, lines no 32 and 42 leave from the Market Square (“Kauppatori”), from the Eerikinkatu street (front of the Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs), and stop in front of the Kupittaa railway station. Please see the conference MAP for the location.

Pre Workshops                 
Thursday, 12 May 2011 (afternoon at 16.00-18.30)

Turku, the conference city
Turku is the oldest university town and the former capital of Finland. Turku is well known for its location in a beautiful archipelago. Turku has been elected as one of the cultural capital cities of Europe in the year 2011. For more information on Turku and the surrounding areas, please visit the Turku Touring website.

Travelling to Turku
Turku is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm or Copenhagen. The Turku airport is only 8 km from the city centre.

If you fly to Helsinki, there is a regular ExpressBus connection to Turku from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The journey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively you may take a train from the Helsinki city centre railway station. If you are travelling via Stockholm, you might prefer to take a ferry through the beautiful archipelago. The daily ferryboat connections are operated by Viking Line and Silja Line. The duration of the voyage is about 12 hours.

Transport links
Finnair, airline information, timetables
SAS, airline information, timetables
Viking line, ferryboat connections from Stockholm
Tallink Silja, ferryboat connections from Stockholm
The Finnish Rail, timetables, train connections
Matkahuolto travel Services, Finnish long-distance buses

Weather
Please visit the Finnish Meteorological Institute's website for updated news on weather in Finland. See also the local weather (Turku) and get a 5-day forecast.