Practical information

Conference venue

The conference will take place in the building called Metsätalo (‘The Forest House’) located at Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki (you can also enter the building from Fabianinkatu). The registration of participants will take place on the 3rd floor of the building.

Travelling to Helsinki

The main airport in Helsinki is Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL).
Helsinki can also be reached by taking a ferry across the Gulf of Finland from Tallinn (Estonia) or, if you are coming from Russia, there is a direct 3.5 hour train connection from St. Petersburg, as well as a direct overnight train from Moscow.

The information on getting from the airport to the city center is available here.


If you need an official invitation in order to apply for a visa, please let us know by sending an e-mail to


The following hotels and hostels are located in a walking distance from the conference venue (in each category, the options are listed more or less according to their proximity to Metsätalo):

** Kongressikoti Hotel, Hotel Finn
*** Hotel Arthur, Cumulus City Kaisaniemi, Best Western Hotel Carlton, Omena Hotel Helsinki City Centre, Omena Hotel Helsinki Lönnrotinkatu, Hotel Anna
**** Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, Glo Hotel Kluuvi, Hotel Seurahuone, Hotel F6, Next Hotel Rivoli Jardin, Scandic Marski, Hotel Fabian
***** Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Hotel Kämp, Hilton Helsinki Strand, Hotel Haven
Hostels: The Yard Hostel, Hostel Diana Park, Eurohostel, SweetDream GuestHouse

A more complete listing of options can be found here.