Registration and Practical information

See below for practical information about the symposium. More information will be published closer to the event.

If you have any questions or need more information concerning the AFinLA autumn symposium 2022, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Instructions for the presenters

Individual presentations 

The time allocated for individual presentations is 30 minutes (20 min. for presentation + 10 min. for discussion). Each session has a chairperson who is responsible for time management.  

Each session room is equipped with a computer, a data projector and a sound transmission system. Please bring your presentation on a USB flash drive/memory stick. To ensure smooth transitions between presentations, we recommend that you upload your presentation files before the beginning of your session.  

If you intend to use your own Mac computer, please note that you need to bring your own adapter in order to connect your laptop to the data projector. 

All rooms are wheelchair accessible (note: room A229 is partly inaccessible).  


Poster presentations 

The poster session takes place during the first coffee break on Friday at 10.15–11.00 am in the Aurora lobby. The recommended size for posters is A0 in portrait orientation. The posters can be set up on Friday morning (or potentially already on Thursday evening). During the poster session, poster presenters are asked to stand beside their poster and be prepared to discuss their work with those interested.  


Thematic workshops 

Thematic workshops include several thematically connected presentations. A workshop can also have an introduction and/or a final discussion. The workshop convenors decide on the length of presentations in the workshop.  

Workshop presenters: please contact your workshop convenor(s) for details. 


You can register for the symposium through the online store opened for the symposium.

Registration for presenters and workshop conveners is open until 14 September 2022, for other participants until 30 September 2022. Remember to also reserve a place for the reception at the University of Helsinki (included in the participation fee) and the conference dinner (68 eur).

Registration fees (VAT 0%):

  • AFinLA members: 75 eur
  • Students (incl. doctoral students): 45 eur
  • Others: 100 eur

Please note that the presenters at the AFinLA Autumn Symposium must be members of either AFinLA or other affiliate organisations of AILA. If a presentation or a poster is a collaboration of many authors, at least one of the authors must be a member. However, all workshop convenors must be members. For information on how to become a member of AFinLA, please visit AFinLA’s website.

The fee includes:

  • participation in the AFinLA Autumn Symposium 2022 events (Thu-Sat)
  • coffee/tea as stated in the programme
  • University of Helsinki reception on Thursday evening

The fee does not include:

  • lunches
  • conference dinner on Friday evening (to be booked separately when registering)
  • accommodation

According to our cancellation policy, participation and dinner fees cannot be refunded if the customer cancels their participation.

Please note that while some sessions and workshops may have a remote component, we are not planning a hybrid event. This said, we will follow the covid-19 situation closely and inform you in case we need to move the whole event online.

We follow the University of Helsinki guidelines on data protection. Read more about how personal data are processed at events organised at the University of Helsinki here (in Finnish).


There is a quota of rooms reserved for the conference participants in three different hotels near the conference venue for 27-29 October 2022. Conference participants are asked to make their own reservations directly with the hotel. Prices include breakfast, Wi-Fi and VAT.


Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, 00100 Helsinki

  • 150 EUR / standard single / night
  • 170 EUR / standard double / night


Please book your room before 29 September 2022 to ensure the special conference rate.


Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

Mikonkatu 23, 00100 Helsinki

  • 145 EUR / standard single / night
  • 165 EUR / standard double / night


Please mention the booking code AFINLA when making the reservation. Rooms are available at special rate until 29 September 2022.


Scandic Grand Central Helsinki

Vilhonkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki

  • 139 EUR  / standard single / night
  • 149 EUR / standard double / night


Please use the booking code BAFI270922 when making the reservation. Rooms are available at special rate until 15 September 2022.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Friday 28th October at 7 pm in restaurant Hima & Sali, Tallberginkatu 1 C. You can access the venue by public transport (see here).  



  • Thai vegetable balls (GF, Ve)
  • Coriander prawns (GF, DF)
  • Asian slaw (GF, Ve)
  • Vietnamese tofu noodle salad (GF, Ve)
  • Sesame potato salad (GF, Ve)
  • Mizuna green salad (GF, Ve)
  • Hima bread & spread (Ve)

Main course:

  • Stuffed peppers with coconut tomato sauce and fried rice (GF, Ve)


  • Passion cheesecake (GF, LF)
  • For vegans: chocolate mousse cake (GF, Ve)
  • Coffee/tea

The dinner includes two glasses of wine (non-alcoholic option available).

Please book the dinner when registering. The maximum number of participants is 150. 


Conference venue

The conference will be held at the University of Helsinki City Centre Campus in the Aurora building (Siltavuorenpenger 10).

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