Practical information

"Helsinki is a totally unique combination of quirky urbanity and peaceful nature that gives silence and space to feel more, hear more and experience more. It offers you the freedom to have it all." (
Contact and Visitor's Guide

For questions or further information on the conference, contact us at

Visitor's guide:

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the University of Helsinki Downtown Campus in the Porthania building.

Address: Yliopistonkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Com­ing to the University of Helsinki

Do you want to be informed about the University’s science, events and research? Subscribe to our newsletters

Welcome to the University of Helsinki (video)


Tickets within Helsinki including the airport:

  • Use the HSL app whenever possible.
  • Travel within Helsinki requires a valid ticket including Zones AB.
  • Travel between Helsinki and the airport requires a valid ticket including Zones ABC.
  • Day tickets are of good value and allow unlimited travel within selected zones. These can be purchased on the HSL app or from ticket machines at major stations and stops.

A selection of hotels:

Five-star hotels (located within 0.5 mile/750 meters of Conference Site):


Helsinki has a comprehensive selection of restaurants to satisfy all tastes, budgets and moods. The city’s markets, market halls and a vibrant food culture are a blessing not only for residents, but especially for visitors. 

A selection of restaurants within a 10-minute walk of the conference site:

Restaurants within a 20-minute walk of the conference site:

Other restaurants

  • Elite Finnish at Eteläinen Hesperiankatu 22

A selection of cafes within a 10-minute walk of the conference site:

  • Fazer Café at Kluuvikatu 3
  • Café Engel at Aleksanterinkatu 26
  • Ekberg at Bulevardi 9

A selection of bars (ordered by distance from the conference site):