Pedaforum 2019

Questions about the program?

University of Helsinki/ local organising team (Laura Teinilä, Bettina Lindfors and Sara Pakarinen),

Questions about registration, fees, hotels or other practicalities?

Confedent International,

Getting here and getting around

Here you can find useful information and tips for everyone arriving in Helsinki. The travel guide made for conference participants can be downloaded here.

Arriving in Helsinki

It is easy to arrive in Helsinki by train, bus or airplane. The central railway station is located in the heart of the city, and many buses (e.g., to Kumpula) depart from Helsinki Railway Square just outside the station. Long-distance buses arrive at the bus station in Kamppi in the city centre. The I and P local trains depart from the Helsinki Airport to the city centre every few minutes.

Getting around Helsinki

Try the easy-to-use Journey Planner offered by the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL). You can buy a single ticket for public transport from a ticket machine, R-kioski or other HSL sales points, or use the HSL app. Please note that tickets are not sold on local trains and trams, but you can buy a single ticket from a bus driver using cash. For more information on sales points and ticket fares, please see the HSL website.

Helsinki’s yellow city bikes are a useful and fun way to explore the city! For more information on city bikes, please see the HSL website.

Kumpula Campus

Kumpula Campus is located four kilometres from the centre of Helsinki within easy reach by bus or tram. Exactum, the venue for the Pedaforum seminar, is located at Pietari Kalmin katu 5. The closest HSL ticket sales point can be found in the Arabia shopping centre some 400 metres from Exactum. Arriving by car is not advisable due to the limited number of parking spaces on the streets of the campus area.


The Conference Organisers have booked room quotas for the conference participants in the following hotels. When reservation is done via the registration form the below mentioned prices are valid. Also the availability can be guaranteed for early bookings. Delegates are free to make their own accommodation arrangements but availability or prices cannot be guaranteed and is at delegate’s own risk.

Early reservation of accommodation is recommended.

Accommodation payment

A hotel deposit of one night must be paid in advance together with the registration fees. The hotel deposit will be deducted from the total cost of accommodation. The remaining hotel payment will be charged at the hotel upon check-out. Reservations without full deposit payment cannot be accepted. The hotel has the right to charge all booked nights in case of late cancellation or early departure.

If you are paying the fees against invoice, kindly note that your reservation is guaranteed only after we have received the payment. If you require accommodation outside the given dates, please contact the local secretariat at

All room rates include breakfast and VAT.


Scandic Hakaniemi

Siltasaarenkatu 14

00530 Helsinki

Distance from venue: 4 km

Standard single room 185,00€/night

Standard double room 205,00€/night

Scandic Kallio

Läntinen Brahenkatu 2

00510 Helsinki

Distance from venue: 3 km

Standard single room 155,00€/night

Standard double room 175,00€/night

Hotel Arthur

Vuorikatu 19

00100 Helsinki

Distance from venue: 5 km

Standard single room 125,00€/night

Standard twin room 140,00€/night

Hotel AVA

Karstulantie 6

00550 Helsinki

Please note that all guest should check in prior to 22.00. If you are checking in later, please let us know in advance.

Distance from venue: 1,5 km

Standard twin room 113,60€/night

Studio twin room (with a kitchenette) 118,60€/night

Two bedroom room for four 189,20€/night

Pedaforum 2019 Conference / Program group
  • director of development Susanna Niinistö-Sivuranta, Teaching and Learning Services, chairwoman
  • head of career services Laura Teinilä, Teaching and Learning Services, secretary
  • professor Hanna Korsberg, Faculty of Arts
  • university lecturer Mika Koskenoja, Faculty of Science
  • student Minja Lahdelma, Faculty of Educational Sciences
  • education planning officer Bettina Lindfors, Strategic Services for Teaching
  • senior lecturer in university pedagogy Liisa Myyry, Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)
  • associate professor of higher education Anne Nevgi, Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)
  • lecturer Mikael Niku, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • senior lecturer in university pedagogy Eeva Pyörälä/Saara Repo, Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)
  • project secretary Sara Pakarinen, Teaching and Learning Services
  • senior lecturer in university pedagogy Ilona Södervik, Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)