The conference venues


University main building is the primary venue of the NECTAR conference as it hosts the opening and closing sessions as well as parallel sessions. Built in 1832 this historical building is located in the heart of Helsinki just next to Senate square. Main building is easily reachable by walking or public transport

Address: Fabianinkatu 33


Located right next to university main building, Think Corner was opened in autumn 2017. It offers a meeting place for research, the public and society hosting numerous discussion and other events throughout the year. In NECTAR conference, Think Corner will offer a great open space for panel discussion event in Thursday morning. The event will also be open for general public. See more about Think Ccorner in their webpage.

Address: Yliopistonkatu 4

Social event venues


The University welcome reception for NECTAR conference takes place at the University main building in a room called Lehtisali. The time will be between 18-20 on Wednesday 5.6.2019.


The City of Helsinki welcome reception for NECTAR conference takes place at the Empiresali of the Old town hall (Vanha Raatihuone) next to the Senate square. The time will be between 19.00-20.00 on Thursday 6.6.2019. The address is Aleksanterinkatu 20.


Bryggeri Helsinki is the location for our free-form socializing on Wednesday 5.6.2019 from 20.00 onwards. Bryggeri serves food and beer produced on the premises from scratch using local raw ingredients. New flavors are developed according to season. Brewing is at the heart of Bryggeri, which boasts copper brew kettles and a brewmaster. Our regular brews and range of seasonal products condition in full view of visitors, who can watch the skilled brewmaster at work while enjoying a fresh beer. At Bryggeri, also food is given various roles: uncomplicated pub food goes well with a pint while an entire menu with a recommended beer is perfect for unhurried socializing. The address is Sofiankatu 2.


Isosaari is an island located close to the beginning of the main sea lane to Helsinki. Since the mid-17th century, Isosaari has served as a landmark for sailors, a base for fishing, a military island, and a research center. The island is covered by forest for the most part and nature there is diverse. The surrounding fishing grounds are plentiful, seals thrive nearby and some rare bird species, like the white-tailed sea eagle, nest there. Isosaari gained its first inhabitants in the 19th century when Finland was still under Russian rule. The island was fortified as part of the expansion of Suomenlinna in the 19th century and it has served as a military island until recent years. As such access was restricted, but in 2017 the island was opened to the general public. The ferry to the island leaves from Kauppatori.