Practical information


EGF 2020 will take place at Helsinki city centre, in Porthania, which is part of the city centre campus of the University of Helsinki. The building is based on Aarne Ervi’s winning entry in an open architectural competition held in 1949. Early on in his career, Ervi had worked as an assistant to Alvar Aalto, and reflections of Aalto’s works may be seen in Porthania, such as the circular skylights of the lecture halls. Restoration of the building by NRT Architects was completed in 2006. Porthania is just a short, 500 meter walk away from the central railway station and the Eliel Square bus station and the entrance to the University of Helsinki metro station is next to Porthania



Participants will be able to book their accommodation from a list of recommended hotels while registering. Early booking is highly recommended.




Mid conference tours offer five options to choose from. Tours depart at 12.30 from Porthania. See pdf below for more information.



The post conference tour departs from Porthania on Thursday 25th June at 14.00, immediately after the conference and returns to Helsinki on Saturday 27th June. See pdf below for more information.


Working groups AND WORKSHOPS

Working Group “Grazing”

Sunday 21st June 2020 (9.30 - 16.00), Viikki Campus, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Koetilantie 5, 00790 Helsinki). Click below for more information.

Working Group “Semi-natural grasslands”

Sunday 21st June 2020 (10.00 - 15.30), Viikki Campus, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Koetilantie 5, 00790 Helsinki). Click below for more information.

Silage workshop

Sunday 21st June 2020 at Viikki Campus, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Koetilantie 5, 00790 Helsinki). Click below for more information.

Carbon Cycles in Grassland Production Systems workshop

Wednesday 24th June 2020 (16.00 - 18.00), Porthania, University of Helsinki, Yliopistonkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki. Click below for more information.



Welcome reception, conference dinner and more.

Conference dinner will take place in the hotel Crowne Plaza. The hotel has a large floor to ceiling windows allowing a beautiful view towards the city and close-by park. The location in the hearth of Helsinki opposite the Finnish National Opera is easy to reach by tram or by foot. The program includes short speeches and a dance party with living orchestra. Dancing shoes are not obligatory but recommendable.



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