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General Information

LogomoLOGOMO - the Congress venue
The congress venue LOGOMO is an event center located next to the main railway station just a stone's throw from the city center. Street address is Köydenpunojankatu 14. Logomo is an old locomotive workshop which nowadays serves a cultural space for all kinds of events such as congresses, exhibitions, musical and theatrical performances. Kindly note that parking in Logomo area is subject to a charge every day around the clock.

 

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    31 January 2015
  • Notifications of abstract acceptance:
    18 February 2015

  • Registration and payment:

    Early bird registration by 15 March 2015

Turku - the congress city
Turku, in the Southwest corner of Finland, is the oldest city and the first capital of the country. Today it is the capital of its region, the Southwest Finland. Turku is often said to be the only West European town in Finland as all medieval European towns have four things in common: a river for transport, a cathedral for religious power, a castle that represents the secular power and last but not least - a market place for acts of commerce. Turku has them all! Please visit the Turku tourist office Turku Touring website for more information, or see the film TURKU FINLAND URBAN LEGENDS SINCE 1229.

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Map of Europe with Turku
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Travelling
Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga or via Gdansk. If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a shuttle bus to Turku (2.5 hours, departures every hour). From Stockholm you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Silja Line and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Turku Touring website.

 

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Local public transportation

If you fly to Turku, there is a regular bus from the Turku airport to city centre (distance approx. 8 km), bus line nro 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets à 3 eur can be bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins). The bus continues from the city centre Market Square (along which the Sokos hotels Hamburger Börs and City Börs are located) toward the Turku Harbour and has a stop also on the Linnankatu street, by the hotel Radisson Blu Marina Palace (also just one block from the hotel Holiday Inn). More information about the local bus routes http://www.foli.fi/en.

If you arrive to Turku by train or by bus, please see the MAPs above where the stations are marked. Both the railway station and the bus station are within a walking distance from the hotels and the congress venue.

Taxi
Tel. +358 2 10041
Taxis are generally easy to get. There are several taxi stands in the city centre, one on the market square. For a taxi ride from Turku Airport to the city centre you may expect a fare between 25-35 euros. After 8 p.m. there is a small additional charge.

Current weather
Weather in Turku
Please visit the Finnish Meteorological Institute's website for updated news on weather in Finland. You can also get a 5-day forecast of the local weather in Turku.

Languages
Turku is a bilingual city, official languages being Finnish and Swedish. In addition, you may expect that most people (particularly younger people) have at least basic knowledge of English.

Currency
The Finnish currency unit is the Euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques in the Forex currency exchange company (address: Eerikinkatu 13, by the Market Place). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines (ATMs) open around the clock and accepting all major credit cards. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).

Voltage
The electric current in Finland is 230V, 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin continental size.

Insurance
Please note that the congress participants are not covered by any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability) taken by the Congress Organizers. The Congress Organizers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by any participant or accompanying person or other person during travel to and from the congress or during the congress. Participants are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.

Cancellation
In the event that the conference is cancelled by the Conference Organizers, or cannot take place for any reason outside the control of the Conference Organizers, the registration fee shall be refunded in full. The liability of the Conference Organizer shall be limited to that refund.