Registration and practicalities
On this page you can find information on how to register, how to find accommodation in Helsinki and how to make the best out of this conference. Please read through the instructions carefully and do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.

Conference venue & format
The conference will be held in a hybrid format in 26–28 October 2022. We hope to meet as many conference participants as possible in person. The physical conference will be held at the city centre campus of the University of Helsinki, Finland. Those participants who are not able to travel to Helsinki can give their presentations remotely and follow the conference virtually. When registering, you are required to select your participation type. Please note that if you change your participation type from in-person participation to online participation, we are not able to offer refunds.

Registration
Accepted paper presenters, chairs and discussants are kindly requested to register for the conference by filling in the online registration form available at https://onlinepayments.it.helsinki.fi/product/the-new-era-of-insecurity-how-russias-war-in-ukraine-changes-the-world/ by 30 September 2022. When registering, you will be required to pay the registration fee (please see the next section for fee amounts and exemptions). Fees are payable with a credit card, a mobile payment system (MobilePay, Siirto), or through an online bank transfer (Finnish banks). Payments are made through the Verifone Finland Oy, BlueCommerce website. If you have any questions about payment or technical problems related to the online registration, please contact fcree-aleksconf@helsinki.fi.

Observers not presenting a paper are welcome to take part in the conference. All conference participants are required to register. Registration for observers will start in early October.

Registration fees
In-person participation: paper presenter / chair / discussant: 120 €
Online participation: paper presenter / chair / discussant:  60 €
Keynote speakers, staff members of the Aleksanteri Institute, and participants from Ukraine: FREE (Please contact conference organisers at fcree-aleksconf@helsinki.fi to receive a link for free registration)

Registration fees are exempted from VAT.

The registration fee includes
The in-person participation fee includes admission to all scientific events of the conference, conference materials, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea during breaks listed in the programme, admission to a reception on 26 October hosted by the City of Helsinki, and admission to the conference virtual environment.

The online participation fee includes admission to the conference virtual environment, through which it is possible to follow plenary and panel sessions and give presentations.

Cancellations and refunds
If you need to cancel your participation or make changes after you have registered, please contact the conference organisers at fcree-aleksconf@helsinki.fi as soon as possible so that we can introduce changes to the programme.

Regrettably, we will not be able to offer refunds.

Travel, accommodation, and COVID-19 info
Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation, as well as cover their own costs related to participation. More information about public transportation and hotels situated nearby the city centre campus of the University of Helsinki are available at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/campuses/guide-visitors. For additional Helsinki hotel and tourism information, please see https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en/info.

We will keep our participants informed about possible COVID-19 regulations for travel to Finland as well as safety protocols that are in effect at the University of Helsinki during the conference.

Guidelines for sessions:

The working language of the conference is English. Unfortunately, no translations can be provided. 

Panel sessions will last 90 minutes each and shall be structured as follows:
Oral presentation: 15 min (in panels with 4 papers) or 20 min (in panels with 3 papers)
Discussant’s comments: 10 min
Q&A: 20 min

The chair will introduce the panel and its participants, proceeding to make sure that time is allocated equally between individual presenters. The chair is responsible for providing equal participation for online and in-person presenters. The discussant will have 10 minutes to give their comments after all panellists have presented their papers.

Roundtables will also last 90 minutes. Please be mindful of time constraints so that we can achieve a fair allocation of time between participants.