Practical information

1. Venue
2. Internet
3. Programme and presentations
4. Travel information
5. Accommodation
6. Eating
7. Additional events
8. Leisure
9. Book Exhibition
10. Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim participants
11. Other


1. Venue

The Conference will take place in the main building of the University of Helsinki, located in the city center of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 33, 00100 Helsinki). The building is not completely accessible to the wheelchair users, so if you are using one or have other physical disabilities, we would ask you to contact us beforehand:

Registration & Info desk

Registration and Info desk are located in the 1st floor lobby (Fabianinkatu 33).

Registration is open:
Mon 28 June 16:00-18:00
Tue 28 June 9:00-18:00
Wed 29 June 8:30-18:00
Thu 30 June 8:30-18:00
Fri 1 July 8:30-13:30

Info desk is open Mon-Thu till 19:00 and on Friday till 16:00.


Lunch is served at UniCafe Päärakennus and UniCafe Ylioppilasaukio.
Lunch includes brewed coffee/tea.

UniCafe Päärakennus is located in the conference venue, but because of the huge amount of conference participants lunch tickets can be used also in Unicafe Ylioppilasaukio (click the address for a map: Mannerheimintie 3b).

Lunch tickets are valid:
– UniCafe Päärakennus on Tue – Fri at 10:30 – 14:30 o’clock
– UniCafe Ylioppilasaukio everyday at 11:00 – 17:00 o’clock


Coffee is served on Tue 28 June after Opening ceremony right next to the Great Hall, and on Fri 1 July after Closing ceremony next to the Small Hall.

On Wednesday and Thursday coffee is served at 15:30 o’clock in the 2nd floor lobby.


2. Internet

The conference venue has an Internet connection that will be made available for the conference participants with a special code to be announced during the conference. Also Eduroam is used in University of Helsinki. We recommend that participants activate Eduroam already in their home universities: Wireless connections at the University of Helsinki.


3. Programme and presentations

Each presenter has 20 minutes for giving her or his paper and 10 minutes for discussion. You will learn your group and time slot from the updating timetable: Timetable

All of the lecture halls have a video projector, microphones and a computer. Please, bring your presentation on an usb-stick or secure its availability by sending your presentation to your email. Do not bring your own computer. If you need to print something, please do it before attending to the conference, because we do not have possibilities for printing.


4. Travel information

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located in the city of Vantaa, about 17 km of Helsinki city center. To travel from the airport to the Helsinki city center you can use train, bus or taxi.

Train: The commuter line “I” runs from Airport railway station, Vantaa to Helsinki Central station. The entrance to the train station is in the corridor between the terminals.

Bus: The bus 615 runs from the airport to the Helsinki Central railway station. The bus stops are located in front of the terminals.

Airport taxi Yellow Line: Service desk can be found in Terminal 1 arrivals hall. (

Taxi Point Ltd: Service desk can be found in Terminal 2 arrivals hall 2A. (

Taxi: The taxi stands are located right outside the arrival areas of the terminals.

More information:

The public transportation

Single-tickets: ticket machines and from bus drivers, conductors on commuter trains and tram drivers.
1-7 day tickets: ticket machines and some kiosks (for example R-Kioski).

(Note: To travel from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Helsinki you need to buy a Regional ticket)

More information, timetables and routes:


Order a taxi from the number 0100 0700
More information:


5. Accommodation

Please take note that in June and July hotels in Helsinki tend to be fully booked due to the large number of events, therefore, it is important to book your room as early as possible.

We have listed here some hotels/hostels in the area in three price categories.


Radisson Blu Plaza
Glo Hotel Kluuvi
Glo Hotel Art


Hotel Arthur
Töölö Towers
Original Sokos Helsinki
Original Sokos Hotel President
Cumulus Kaisaniemi


Hostel Erottajanpuisto
Hostel Domus Academia

For more accommodation options:


6. Eating

The conference payment includes lunch and brewed coffee.

Tips for restaurants and cafés

Easy lunch

There are plenty of lunch, café and dining options right next to the conference venue.
To name a few of the restaurants:

Kluuvi shopping center
Armas (basement floor) serves locally grown food, Belge Bar & Bistro offers a nice atmosphere, and Ahorita focuses on Mexican-style, fresh street food that is also gluten-free.

Senaatintori / The Senate Square
Café Engel and Sunn, both are located in the building which is one of the oldest in Helsinki.

Raffaello, serves Mediterranean style food, and Factory offers a varied lunch buffet and a salad bar.

Salutorget serves Scandinavian food, Aino offers Finnish dining experiences and Olo, Scandinavian restaurant with a Michelin star which tops the restaurant rankings year after year in Finland.

Intresting other restaurants

Cargo Helsinki, Ruoholahdenranta 8
Offer for EASR 2016 participants: bread and drink with special price
Coffee and vegetarian/vegan food; wild-grown specialities are available during the summer. Parties of over 4 people should call the restaurant in advance to ensure getting seated. Trams 3 and 9 from Kaisaniemenpuisto.

Sen Chay, Siltasaarenkatu 3-5
Affordable, vegetarian/vegan Asian food (approx. 10 euros per dish). Close to the campus (approx. a 10-minute-walk). Limited seating.

Soi Soi, Vaasankatu 9
A vegetarian/vegan option for fast food chains. Tip: close to the Kallio church

For more restaurant options:


7. Additional Events

The Conference Dinner (Thu 30th June 2016)

The Conference Dinner is on 30th June at 19:00 in restaurant ship Wäiski (Hakaniemenranta 11, Helsinki). Registration and payment for the dinner should be made with the same form at the same time of the primary registration and payment (Check Registration page). If you have dietary restrictions, allergies or special considerations, please contact us via email:

Dress code: Smart casual

Evening Event for Young Scholars (Wed 29th June 2016)

Event for Young Scholars is on the evening of Wednesday 29th June in Thirsty Scholar (Fabianinkatu 37). Self-cost at the event is 25 euros and it should be paid with cash at the event. The price includes a warm and cold snack buffee and two drinks, and soft drinks. You can find detailed information of the event on Facebook. The sign up for the event is made by e-form: Registration form to the Event for Young Scholars. Please, be so kind to sign-up due to catering reasons.


8. Leisure

Saunas and Spas:

Interested in a guided sauna tour for 1-8 people? Reservations by 21 on the previous day:

Helsinki Allas
A brand new sea-spa – is located by the Market Square and opens this summer. Close to both ferry routes and the Cathedral.

Hernesaarenrannan Löyly
While not right in the city center, Löyly is accessible by bus and/or tram and also serves as a restaurant.


Ask also your hotel for a sauna!

The Helsinki Archipelago and day-trips

A ferry line to Vallisaari opens this summer. Unfortunately the island is not accessible for wheelchairs, trolleys etc.

This tiny island opens again for tourists on 6.5.

The sea fortress, also an Unesco world heritage site, is home to six museums, several cafés and restaurants, and much more.

Seurasaari outdoor museum


Tuomiokirkko/ The Cathedral church
The Empire-style landmark of Helsinki. Close to the Market Square, ferry routes and Helsinki Allas.

Uspenskin katedraali/ Uspenski Cathedral
The largest Orthodox Church in western Europe.

Kampin kappeli/ Kamppi chapel
This wooden chapel has been architectonically appraised.

Johanneksen kirkko/ St. John’s church
Next to the Design museum, St. John’s is the largest stone church in Finland. Tip: Designmuseum is located nearby.

Kallion kirkko/ Kallio church
Located in the historical worker’s district, Kallio church is decorated with art nouveau murals depicting common people.

Temppeliaukion kirkko/ Rock church
This famous tourist attraction is excavated into solid rock. Tip: Uimastadion is located nearby.

Suomenlinnan kirkko/ Suomenlinna church
Fittingly to a sea fortress church, the tower also serves as a lighthouse.

Museums and exhibitions

The National Museum of Finland, Mannerheimintie 34
Offer for EASR 2016 participants: ticket 7e
National Museum illustrates Finnish history from medieval times to the 19th century. The museum’s unique exhibits tells of the life from a period of over 1000 years. Temporary exhibitions on current themes and an interactive exhibition Vintti, where you can experience history by doing yourself.

Designmuseo/Designmuseum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23
Offer for EASR 2016 participants: ticket 8e (-20%)
Interested in Finnish design? Visit the Eero Aarnio-exhibition. Tip: St. John’s Church is located nearby.

Helsinki City Museum, Aleksanterinkatu 16
Museum focusing on Helsinki and everyday life of people in Helsinki. The Helsinki City Museum is located in the oldest blocks of the city near the Senate Square, and entrance is always free of charge.

Ateneum, Kaivokatu 2
Ateneum (the Finnish National Gallery of art) is in the center of Helsinki (right next to the Helsinki Central railway station). It has the biggest collections of classical art in Finland. Exhibitions now: Stories of Finnish Art.

Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2
The museum of contemporary arts. There are several exhibitions taking place during the conference.

Taidehalli/Kunsthalle, Nervanderinkatu 3
The Tom of Finland-exhibition presents art by the finnish erotic artist Touko Laakso, also known as Tom of Finland.

Helsinki Pride Attractions

The Pride week takes place from 27.6. to 3.7, so the city will be busier than usual; the Pride celebrations may also cause the public traffic to be crowded, so it is good to take this into account when planning trips around the town. However, there is plenty of interesting program available from ”Yoga with love & singing bowls” to a drag themed screening of Cabaret and a late-night fashion show. Find out more at!

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 1.-3.-7 2016

The festival will bring in masses of metal enthusiasts to the city. Buy your ticket as soon as possible, or use the opportunity to spot dramatically-clad metalheads on the streets during your visit.


9. Book Exhibition

Book Exhibition is located in the 2nd floor of the conference venue (the main building of the University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33).

Exhibiting publishers:
De Gruyter
Taylor & Francis


10. Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim participants

Please click the following links to some of the main mosques in Helsinki and information about prayer and iftar times.

Please ask conference volunteers if you need assistance in finding a place to pray, while attending conference sessions.


11. Other

Medical Attention

If you need medical attention, during the conference, the closest medical center is Mehiläinen Ympyrätalo, Siltasaarenkatu 18 A, 00530 Helsinki. Please call  +358 9 0010 414 00 to settle a doctor’s appointment. Only a 10-minute walk from the campus, Mehiläinen Ympyrätalo is open from 7.30 to 20 on Mon-Thu and 7.30 to 18 on Friday.

Mehiläinen Töölö, Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 17 A (3rd floor), 00260 Helsinki, provides health care services without an appointment every day from 9-21. However, it is also possible to call in advance (+358 0 010 414 00).

If you find yourself in need of health care services outside these times, the staff at your hotel will be able to advice you about the closest hospital.

In case of an emergency, please call the emergency number 112! (No area code is needed.)


Nearest pharmacy can be found in Ateneuminkuja 4 (Kluuvin Apteekki).