Conference dinner

EDDI19 conference dinner takes place on Tuesday 3 December at the Finlayson Palace.

A Scottish industrialist James Finlayson founded a cotton mill in Tampere in 1820. He soon sold his business to the Nottbeck family who further expanded the activities. Finlayson became a town within a town, offering housing, school, church, and healthcare for the employers. The ruler needed his own palace. The Finlayson Palace was built in 1899 in the Neo-Renaissance style, and it replaced the former two-storey wooden building. Today the renovated palace serves a restaurant. Finlayson still is one of the most popular textile manufacturers in Finland.

Please note that the late rate does not include the dinner.

Photo of the Finlayson Palace by Mikkoau, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Finlayson Palace

Finlayson Palace is about a 25 minute walk from Tampere University, a little less from the conference hotels. The recommended route is to take one of the railway underpasses to Rautatienkatu, head North to Satakunnankatu (you see the Tampere Cathedral on the way), walk along Satakunnankatu until you reach Kuninkaankatu, turn right and let Kuninkaankatu take you right to the Palace.

Alternatively you can take a taxi and get there in less than 10 minutes. There are always taxis available at the railway station.

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