The conference will be held in Tampere Hall, which is located next to the main campus of the University of Tampere. Tampere Hall is the largest conference center in the Nordic countries.

A map showing all the important locations of the conference, including Tampere Hall, can be accessed here. Please note that most of the conference hotels, and Tampere Hall, are located on the ‘backside’ of the railway station: there are two separate tunnels leading from the platforms (you will have to descend a flight of stairs) to the main hall of the station and, in the other direction, away from the city centre and towards the hotels and Tampere Hall. If you find yourself in the main hall, please turn back, exit the tunnel at the other end and look for signs towards Tampere Hall.

Inside Tampere Hall, we will operate on three levels: first (Registration desk), second (Duetto 1 & 2, Riffi, Opus, Park Foyer 2), and third (Maestro, VIP, Restaurant Duuri). Please see the map here.


Tampere Hall ©Laura Vanzo/Tampere Hall picture bank

Maestro ©Janne Viinanen/Tampere Hall picture bank
Riffi ©Janne Viinanen/Tampere Hall picture bank
Opus 1-2 ©Janne Viinanen/Tampere Hall picture bank
Duetto 1 and 2 ©Tuomas Uusheimo/Tampere Hall picture bank


City of Tampere

Tampere is located 175 kilometres north of Helsinki on a narrow strip of land between lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi in a beautiful ridge scenery. The Tammerkoski rapids, flowing in the middle of the city centre, are a nationally recognised landscape.

Tampere was founded by Sweden’s young monarch, Gustavus III, in 1779. The city has a monumental industrial history: the Finlayson cotton mill was the first large-scale industrial enterprise in Finland and it was in fact in Finlayson’s factory hall that the first electric light in the Nordic countries was lit.

Today Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland city in the Nordic countries with a population of over 220,000. The city is a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business.

For more information about Tampere, see the City of Tampere and Visit Tampere websites.