Social Program


All participants and exhibitors, who have registered for the conference, are warmly invited to take part in the social events. You should register for the events in advance by using the online registration form.

Sunday June 14th

Ice-breaking Party and Opening of the Exhibition

Place: Tampere Hall, Park Hall
at 18.30-20.30
Included in the registration fee for delegates and exhibitors, prior booking required

This informal get-together and opening of the exhibition takes place at the conference venue, Tampere Hall. You can register for the conference at the same time (registration desk open 17.00-19.00). Buffet with wine will be served. Welcome to enjoy good company of your colleagues and make new friends in a relaxed atmosphere!


Monday June 15th

 Welcome Reception by the City of Tampere  

Photo: Cao Xijia

Place: the Old City Hall at the Central Square, address: Keskustori  10
at 19.00-20.30

The City of Tampere cordially invites us for cocktails at the Old City Hall, located at the Central Square, in the midst of Tampere. This neo-renaissance building from the year 1890 is a real beauty itself – but moreover the numerous paintings and works of art that decorate the halls will delight you. It provides the ideal setting for this official welcome.

After the reception you will easily find a nice restaurant in the city centre for dinner or continue the evening in one of the various bars or clubs of Tampere.


Tuesday June 16th

Conference Dinner

Place: Vapriikki Museum Centre, address: Alaverstaanraitti 5
at 19.30-23.00, possibility to visit the museum exhibitions at 18.00-19.30

Fee: EUR 55 delegates, Students EUR 30, prior booking required

The Conference Dinner is held in the Museum Centre Vapriikki, the old engineering works of Tampella Ltd on the banks of the Tammerkoski Rapids. In the 1990’s the factory was converted into a museum centre hosting several exhibitions. Inside, you can still sense the feeling of the past… A buffet Dinner with wine will be served. Music entertainment by TUT Prof Experience .

Before the Dinner, you have the possibility to visit two of the Museum’s exhibitions: The Tammerkoski Rapids and the Story of Tampere, and Innovations. The Tammerkoski Rapids exhibition tells the story of how a small village grew into an industrial city; Innovations is an exhibition and research project focusing on the past and present of local technical know-how.

The Museum Centre is located within a short walking distance from the conference venue and the hotels. No transportation.