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  • Registration open until:
    May 20, 2015
  • Conference dates:
    June 8-10, 2015
  • Venue:
    University of Helsinki
    Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33)
  • Registration fees:
    student – 150€
    standard – 230€
  • Contact:
    changing-english [at]

ChangE 2015 is organised by the
ChangE (Changing English) consortium:

University of HelsinkiUniversity of Eastern FinlandUniversity of Tampere

with funding from:

Academy of Finland

(Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta)

Conference venue

Senate Square
Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral
Source: City of Helsinki Tourist & Convention Bureau / Elina Manninen

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ChangE 2015 will be held in the University of Helsinki's Main Building or Päärakennus (Fabianinkatu 33). Situated in the heart of Helsinki's city centre, the conference venue is adjacent to several major landmarks, including the Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral; the Market Square; and the shopping streets of Aleksanterinkatu and Esplanade. The building has two opposite entrances: the "old side", which faces Senate Square, and the "new side", which is where conference attendees should enter.

How to get there

The university Main Building is a short walk from numerous hotels (see accommodation info for suggestions). If you're arriving by public transport, the closest tram stop is Senaatintori (Senate Square) on Alexanterinkatu, which is served by tram lines 2, 4, 4T and 7A/B. The closest metro stop is Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki). For more information on Helsinki's public transit, see the transportation page.

Once you're inside

When you enter through the "new side" of the Main Building, the conference registration will be on the right-hand side of the lobby. From there, two sets of stairs and lifts will take you to the third floor. This will be the site of all the conference sections. Plenaries will be held upstairs on the fourth floor in the Pieni Juhlasali (Small Hall).

Toilets can be found on the first floor (ground floor) near the registration desk, as well as on the third and fourth floors near the conference rooms. See the venue floor maps for more detailed locations.

Rector's reception

The first conference day will close with a reception hosted by the University of Helsinki rector's office. This will be held in the Main Building's "lehtisali", which is on the old side of the building on the second floor. The second floor connects the Main Building's old and new sides, so just follow the hallway from the lifts in either direction. You can also enter the building from the old side (Senate Square), which takes you directly to the second floor.

Lunch breaks

Conference participants will be responsible for their own lunches. There are several lunch options near the Main Building, and the conference pack will include a list of suggested eateries. For a quick lunch inside the Main Building, a university cafe (UniCafe) is located on the ground floor.

This page last updated: 17.3.2015