English is the official language of the conference. City of Turku is bilingual. Most of the information can be found both in Finnish and in Swedish.
Daily lunch, coffee and tea are included in the registration fee and will be served daily. Lunch will be served at the university cafeteria Macciavelli (Educarium building). Lunch includes one meat/fish/vegetarian course, salad and a tea/coffee.
In the city centre it is easy to move on foot. From the city centre, there is a 1,3 km walk to the university. See conference venue map.
If you want to take a bus to the university, routes 4, 28, 32, 40, 42, 50, 52 and 54 leave from the market place and stop near the conference venue. The bus trip will take approximately 10 minutes. Bus routes 32 and 42 will take you from the main railway station to the city centre in five to ten minutes. Single fare is 2.50 EUR, and the ticket is valid for two hours. A 24 hour ticket costs 5.50 EUR. See further information of bus traffic in the city.
Taxi Tel: +358 210 041
It costs approximately 15 EUR from the main railway station to the university by taxi.
If you arrive by car to conference venue, note that some of the parking lots require a license. To avoid parking ticket do not park at asphalt car park. Places to park without license you can find at Assistentinkatu next to train tracks and at beginning of the street Assistenkatu (sand field).
Turku is the European capital of culture in the year 2011.
The time zone in Finland is GMT + 2 hour. Daylight Saving Time is used during the summer.
June average temperature in Turku is 20 degrees. See current weather forecast.
Generally, shops, supermarkets and department stores are open from 9 am to 9 pm. However, in the central area most grocery shops are open from 7 am to 11 pm.
Bars and restaurants are non-smoking. Only mild alcoholic beverages such as beer can be bought from stores (from 9 am to 9 pm). Wines and other alcohol beverages can be bought only in Alko.