Practical information

Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies in the Nor­dic Coun­tries 3rd Con­fer­ence 7–9 March 2018, Hel­sinki.

Welcome to DHN2018! This guide includes practical information for the conference.

Conference venues

The main conference venue is Porthania, University of Helsinki (Yliopistonkatu 3). The Di­gital & Crit­ical Fri­day programme is located at Think Corner, opposite from Porthania.


The registration/info desk is located in the lobby of Porthania, open from Wednesday 9:00 AM until the end of the conference.

Programme and proceedings

You will find a detailed conference programme in your conference materials that you get when you register at Porthania.

The online version of the programme ( has links to all contributions as individual PDFs. The formal conference proceedings will follow after the conference.

Wi-Fi access

Eduroam is available at the conference venues. For those who don’t have access to Eduroam we provide local HUPnet access (details available on registration).


The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #DHN2018

Bring your own display adapter for Apple laptops

If you are using an Apple laptop for your presentation in one of the conference sessions, please bring your own display adapter to ensure compatibility with the projectors. The projectors in Porthania have HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA connectors.


Please be prepared that it can be cold in Finland in March, so dress warmly.
Weather forecast in Helsinki:


Wednesday and Thursday at 12:30-14:00: lunch will take place at the Main Building of the University, entrance from the Senate Square side (see map). The salad buffet lunch will include a vegetarian option (also the other known dietary restrictions have been communicated to the caterer).

Friday at 12:00–13:00: lunch will be served at Think Corner. Friday’s salad buffet is served so that it accompanies the poster slam and exhibition. It will include also a vegetarian option. Friday’s lunch is followed by coffee at the same venue.

Conference reception on Wednesday

The reception for DHN2018 on Wednesday at 18:00 will be hosted by the dean of the Faculty of Arts, Hanna Snellman, at the Main Building, entrance from the Senate Square side (see map). The reception will include food and wine. The reception will be a joint event with the Nordic Challenges conference.

Dinner on Thursday

For those who have registered for it, the conference dinner will take place on Thursday at 19:30 at Restaurant Sipuli (Kanavaranta 7, see map) following the DHN annual meeting.

Digital & Critical Friday

Friday’s keynotes, two parallel sessions, poster slam & exhibition, lunch and the closing party of the conference will take place at Think Corner opposite of the main conference venue, Porthania. They will also be open to the general public as part of Digital & Critical Friday. The programme at the Main stage will be streamed:

Poster slam presentations and poster exhibition practicalities

Those presenting in the poster slam and exhibition: make sure you have communicated with Annika Rockenberger ( about your poster. The poster slam will take place on the main stage of Think Corner. The poster exhibition will take place in the basement area of Think Corner. The best time to put up your poster for the exhibition is Friday morning before the first keynote. There will be a conference assistant at Think Corner to help you with this between 8:00–9:00. The other option to put up your poster is during the morning coffee break (10:30–11:00).

Best poster voting

You will find a printed sheet about voting for the best poster in your conference materials. Please return your vote on Friday before the end of the poster exhibition to a designated desk at the Think Corner.

Storage room for luggage on Friday

On the final day of the conference, there is a storage room in Porthania (P672) available for keeping your luggage safe during the day.

Preparing for your presentations

The conference presentations will be streamed and stored for online access by default. If you don’t want your presentation to be streamed and/or stored, please inform the session chair prior to your session. Please also transfer your slides to the presentation computer (or ensure you are able to quickly switch to and from your own laptop) prior to the session, as inside the session, no extra time has been allocated for setup.

See you in Helsinki!

If you have further question, please contact the conference local organizers at: