Registration and practicalities

See below for practical information concerning the conference.

The FINSSE-11 conference registration and payment form is open at the University of Helsinki online payment system until 30 April 2024.

The registration fee is 75 € for regular attendance and 45 € for doctoral researchers and master's students. Note that registration is binding, as we cannot refund any payments. 

On the registration form we also ask for preliminary (non-binding) sign-ups to the doctoral researchers’ pre-conference meeting on Wednesday 12 June (free of cost) and/or for the conference dinner on Thursday 13 June (at your own cost, payable at the restaurant). 

Note that conference presenters and attenders should be members of The Finnish Society for the Study of English (FINSSE) with the 20 €/10 € membership fee paid for 2024 by the time of conference registration (see the FINSSE webpage). 

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place on Thursday, 13 June at 7:00 p.m. in Ravintola Lasipalatsi (Mannerheimintie 22-24). Based on the preliminary non-binding sign-ups we have reserved a space for 40 people. Below is the menu of the conference dinner, which is priced at a very reasonable 59 € (drinks not included). Everyone pays for their dinner (and drinks) individually on-site.  

As we need to confirm the number of participants and the main course selections in advance, we kindly ask that you to register for the conference dinner and select your main course with this form by 5 June. After that date, changes or cancellations are no longer possible (please send any changes or cancellations to the conference e-mail). Should more than 40 people register for the dinner, we will place the last registrations on a waiting list, so don't wait to the last minute if you want to secure your place!

Menu Lasipalatsi 59 €

Tartar of whitefish and king crab, whitefish roe, dill emulsion and crispy potato (L,G)


Beef tenderloin Café de Paris, parmesan potato and green bean & lentil stew (L,G)


Pike perch à la Mannerheim: fillet of pike perch with horseradish, champignon, fried spinach and spring potato (L, G)


Spring cabbage roll with morel mushrooms, nut sauce and deep fried smoked tofu (V,G)


Chocolate cake and tangerine sorbet (L)

Lunch options
Instructions for presenters

Poster presentations 

The poster session is scheduled for Thursday, and it is in two parts: 

  1. At 14:45-15:45, there is a designated Poster session where the poster presenters pitch their posters (5-10 min pitches). No slideshows! We'll prepare one slide with the title of the poster for each poster presenter. The posters themselves will be in the corridor/aula outside the room, so after all the posters have been pitched, everyone can move to the corridor to discuss details with the poster presenters.
  2. Discussions continue over the coffee break (in the same space) immediately following the session, so poster presenters are asked to enjoy their coffee beside their posters.

The recommended size for posters is A0 or A1 in portrait orientation (note that size A0 posters in landscape format do not fit the poster stands). The poster pitch should respond to the following questions: 

  1. What is the poster about?
  2. What are the main findings reported? (if relevant)
  3. Why should you be interested in the poster?

The posters can be set up during the lunch break or at the beginning of the poster session.

Individual presentations 

The time allocated for individual presentations is 30 minutes (20 min. for presentation + 10 min. for discussion). Plenary speakers are allocated 40-45 minutes (+ 15-20 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.


We will collate all abstracts into a pdf-file that will be uploaded to the conference website about a week before the conference. If you wish to update your abstract, please send your revised abstract to the conference e-mail by 31 May.

Conference venue and Guide for visitors

The conference will be held at the University of Helsinki City Centre campus, Metsätalo building (address: Unioninkatu 40 B). See the links below for details.

Guide for visitors

The University of Helsinki Guide for visitors (see link below) includes information about practicalities related to your visit, for instance, recommended accommodation options and information about public transportation.


If you have any questions about the organization of the event, you can contact the organizers by email at