Social Program

University Reception

Time: Tuesday, June 9, at 6.30 pm -20.00
Place: University Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33), Press Hall Foyer.

The Rector of the University of Helsinki welcomes the conference participants by treating them to a wine and salad buffet after the first conference day.

City Hall Reception

Time: Thursday, June 11, at 6.30 pm - 8 pm
Place: City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13 (300 metres from the conference site)

The City of Helsinki hosts a welcome reception for the conference quests in the heart of the historic centre next to the sea-side Market Square. After a welcome speech by a city representative, the guests have a chance to enjoy a light buffet dinner and the architecture of the City Hall.

Conference Dinner, FULL BOOKED!

Time: Friday, June 12, at 19.45.
Place: The Old Student House, Restaurant Vanha
(address: Mannerheimintie 3, in the heart of Helsinki, 400 metres from the conference site)

The Old Student House represents neo-renaissance style of architecture. It is owned by the Student Union of the University of Helsinki, which is one the richest student organizations in the world. Since 1870, the building has witnessed all the turmoils of the Finnish society, inluding the 1968 student movement. What will happen when "the Old" houses the TSC 2015 conference dinner?

The dinner requires online preregistration. The price of the dinner is 60 € (incl. three courses, an aperitif, 2 glasses of wine and a coffee/tea with an avec). There might be some extra dinner tickets for sale at the Conference Office during the first conference days (in case there are last minute cancellations).

Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues

Time: Friday, June 12, at 22:30 to TBA.
Place: The Old Student House, Restaurant Vanha
(address: Mannerheimintie 3, in the heart of Helsinki, 400 metres from the conference site)

Open to all conference participants! If you are not registered to the conference dinner, you may arrive after 10.30 PM at Restaurant Wanha (Mannerheimintie 3).

23.00 Poetry Slam: The stage is open to all poets of consciousness!
23.30 Zombie Blues: Attendees are invited to perform one or more verses of the Zombie Blues and to invent new soulless verses:

Zombie Blues opening verse: "I act like you act / I do what you do / But I don't know what it's like to be you / What consciousness is / I ain't got a clue / I got the Zombie Blues".

Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues is moderated by Karri Liikkanen (Nowhere Boy Productions)

End of Consciousness Party

Time: Saturday, June 13 at 19.00
Place: Restaurant Maxine, Kamppi Center, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor

There is no better way to end your conference week than having a great party! End of Consciousness Party will be organized at restaurant/night club Maxine, over the roof tops of Helsinki (900 metres from the conference site). The restaurant is booked exclusively for the confence participants until 22.00 and the drink bar is open all night. See you all there!