General information

Conference venues
The conference venues, Educarium and Publicum buildings of the University of Turku, are within a walking distance from the city centre (1,5 km) and from the conference hotels. Address: Assistentinkatu 5. See conference map (pdf) for the location. You can also use Turku City's Internet Map Service.

Conference language
The conference language is English.

, the conference city
Turku is the oldest university town and the former capital of Finland. Turku is well known for its location in the beautiful archipelago.
For more information on Turku and the surrounding areas, please visit the Turku Touring’s website.

Current weather in Turku

Official languages in Finland are Finnish and Swedish. Most people, however, also have basic knowledge of English. You should have no problems communicating in English.

Electrical appliances
The electric current in Finland is 220V (230V), 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin continental sizes.

The Finnish currency unit is euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques either in banks or in Forex (currency exchange company, address: Eerikinkatu 13, 20100 Turku, a stone's throw from the Market Square). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines open around the clock and accepting all major credit cards. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).

Conference poster




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