Practical information

Practical information regarding the conference.

If you have any questions or need more information concerning the conference, please do not hesitate to contact Research Assistants and

Conference venue

The conference will be held on the University of Helsinki City Centre Campus in the Language Centre's festive hall: Fabianinkatu 26, Helsinki, 3rd floor. The space is accessible. The event has no registration fee. All rooms for key note sessions, plenary panel discussions and parallel panels are listed on the Schedule and Program. Please read the Schedule for a more detailed breakdown of the days' proceedings.


The Töölö Towers offer both high quality fully furnished apartments as well as rooms to suit all travelling needs, at very competitive and reasonable rates. Co-owned by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, the Töölö Towers are located centrally with excellent transport links to all campuses.

For more accommodation options you should visit the My Helsinki website, but to help you start off your search please have a look at the suggestions below. They are all just a short walk away from the University of Helsinki's City Centre Campus and many of the conference venues there:

GLO Hotel Kluuvi

Radisson Blu Plaza

Scandic Kaisaniemi

Hotel Arthur

Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki



The Helsinki region has an integrated public transport ticket system. HSL tickets are valid on public transport services in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Kirkkonummi and Sipoo. The same tickets can be used for traveling on buses, trams, the Metro, commuter trains and the ferry to Suomenlinna. You can also transfer from one vehicle to another with the same ticket.

A day ticket is your key to getting around in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The tickets available on single-charge cards allow you to travel easily and at low-cost for 1-7 days.

A great help when you need to figure out how to get from point A to point B in the Helsinki Metropolitan area, is the Journey Planner website. You just type in the address of your starting point and the address of your destination and the website will give you the itinerary, including public transportation schedules and walking directions.

Purchasing tickets

Helsinki internal and regional day tickets are available from the HSL office, located at Central Railway Station and also from ticket machines: the pink single ticket machines sell one day tickets for adults, the blue full-range ticket machines sell 1-7 day tickets for adults and children. You can also buy HSL tickets from convenience stores marked R-Kioski.

The HSL app allows you to easily find tickets and routes. Buy single, day or season tickets wherever and whenever you want and conveniently pay with your debit/credit card. The HSL app is available on apps store for free. Download from AppStoreGooglePlay or AppGallery.

Coming from the airport

Local trains I and P operate between Helsinki Airport and the city centre on the Ring Rail Line every 10–20 minutes. The journey takes 30 minutes. A regional ABC ticket is required. 

Buses operate throughout the region. Bus 615 runs between the airport and the Central Railway Station and takes around 45 minutes. A regional ABC ticket can be purchased from a ticket machine or via HSL mobile app. Bus 415N operates at night.

Timetable for airport trains and busses (Finavia website)

In case you need to get a taxi during your visit in Helsinki, you can either order the taxi by calling 0100 0700 or going directly to a taxi-stand. In general all taxis with a yellow taxi sign are licensed and safe.

Taxi Helsinki website >>

Read more about the airport taxi

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