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Important dates
Abstract submission deadline, extended until 28 February 2009
Early registration deadline 31 March 2009

Conference venue
The conference will be held in the Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs, located in the centre of Turku, by the Market Place, Address: Kauppiaskatu 6, 20100 Turku. Please see the conference map for exact location.

Turku - the conference city
For information about Turku and the surrounding areas, please visit the Turku Touring (local tourist office) 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 also 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, and 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

Local transportation
From Turku airport  to city centre
Local bus number 1, route: Airport - Market Place - Ferry Harbour, runs approximately every 20-30 minutes. The bus stops on the Market Place (“Kauppatori” in Finnish) in front of the conferenc hotel Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs.
Bus tickets can be bought from the driver, single ticket 2.50 € (3.50 € between 23.00-04.00), valid for 2 hours.
From the main railway station or bus station to Market Place
Both the bus station and main railway station are within a walking distance from the city centre. If you wish to take a bus from the railway station, all local busses stopping across the street from the railway station go to the Market Place. From the main bus station, most buses stopping in front of the station (on the same side of the street) go to the Market Place.
Taxi (tel. +358 2 10041)
Taxis are generally easy to get, there are several taxi stands in the city centre, one on the Market Place. Eg. from Turku Airport to city centre (8 km trip) you may expect the fare to be around 17-20 euros.. After 8 p.m. a small additional charge.

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


Congress Office
University of Turku
Lemminkäisenkatu 14-18 A
20520 Turku, Finland
tel. int. +358 2 333 5021
fax int. +358 2 333 5008
e-mail: congress[at]utu.fi


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