General information

 

Important dates

Abstract submission opens: 15 December 2015
Abstract submission ends: 15 May 2016
Registration form opens: February 2016
Early registration deadline: 22 June 2016

Meeting venue Naantali Spa Hotel

The meeting venue Naantali Spa and Congress Hotel is a popular congress hotel, with excellent facilities and elegant and comfortable rooms, located close to the centre of Naantali. Naantali (Nådendal in Swedish), the "sunshine town" as the locals call it, is an attractive small seaside town famous for its historical Convent Church, the charming old town area and the surrounding archipelago.

Travelling

Naantali is located less than half an hour's drive from the city of Turku. Turku has an international airport with connections to Helsinki (Finnair), Stockholm and for example to Riga (AirBaltic). From the Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a shuttle bus to Turku (2.5 hours, departures nearly every hour). Another option, if you are travelling through Helsinki, is to take the new Ring Rail Line from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. The Ring Rail Line trains run between the airport and Helsinki at ten-minute intervals at peak hours and the trip takes 22 minutes. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 am and 11pm). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2 hours.

From Stockholm you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Silja Line and Viking Line. For more information about Naantali and travel connections, please visit the website of Naantali tourist information.

Transport links

Taxi

Tel. +358 2 10041
Taxis are generally easy to get. There are several taxi stands in the city centres.

Weather in Naantali

Please visit the Finnish Meteorological Institute's website for updated news on weather in Finland. You can also get a 5-day forecast of the local weather in Naantali.

Languages

Naantali is a bilingual town, official languages being Finnish and Swedish. Furthermore, you may expect that most people (particularly younger people) have at least basic knowledge of English.

Currency

The Finnish currency unit is the Euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques either in banks or in Forex currency exchange company, located in the nearby Turku (address: Eerikinkatu 13, by the city centre Market Square). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).

Voltage

The electric current in Finland is 230V, 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin continental size.

Insurance

Please note that the meeting participants are not covered by any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability) taken by the Meeting Organizers. The Meeting Organizers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by any participant or accompanying person or other person during travel to and from the meeting or during the meeting. Participants are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.

 

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