Welcome to Tampere!

NOTE: The 34th Finnic Phonetics Symposium is being rescheduled in the fall of 2020 because of the corona virus.

The symposium will most likely be held in the beginning of October,
the exact date has not yet been decided.

Registration fees which have already been paid will still be valid in the fall, so people still planning to attend need do nothing.

However, if someone would like their money back now, they can ask for a refund using this online form.

The 34th Finnic Phonetics Symposium

will be hosted by Tampere University 3-4 April 2020. The Finnic Phonetics Symposium (Fonetiikan päivät / Foneetika päevad) is a conference on phonetics research and the study of spoken language held annually at various universities in Finland and Estonia. Research into speech technology and clinical phonetics has also been strongly featured at these conferences. The scientific program of the event consists of presentations and posters dealing with phonetics research and the conference audience will consist mainly of researchers, teachers and students in phonetics, linguistics, speech therapy and speech technology.

Important dates

    • Abstract submission closed: 19 Jan 2020
    • Notification of acceptance: 31 Jan 2020


The program for the symposium (including links to abstracts) can be found here.


The registration fee is 50€ (30€ for students, doctoral students, pensioners and the unemployed).
In addition there is a separate fee of 40€ for the conference dinner on Friday including food and drinks at Bravo Plaza (Itäinenkatu 5-7, 33210 Tampere).

Travel to Tampere

Direct flights to Tampere
Tampere is easily accessible. Tampere-Pirkkala International Airport is located only 20 minutes from the centre of Tampere. Since the airport is small and efficient, travellers can be at their hotel 30 minutes after landing. Accordingly, check-in times are short and travellers need to be there only 45–60 minutes prior to the flight.

You can reach Tampere by flying via Helsinki with Finnair (One World), via Stockholm with SAS, the Scandinavian Airlines System (Star Alliance) or via Riga with airBaltic.

Taking a local bus from Tampere-Pirkkala airport to the city centre costs 5€. Tickets can be bought from the driver. You can also take a taxi from outside the terminal. A taxi fare is likely to be upwards from 30€.

Flights via Helsinki
There are over 150 direct flights daily from all over the world to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki Airport is served especially well from Asian and European destinations. Finnair (One World Alliance) has direct flights to Helsinki from all major cities in Europe, as well as from a number of cities in Asia and the United States.

From Helsinki, there are a number of daily connecting flights to Tampere. Flight time is only 25 minutes. Fast pendolino trains offer a very convenient means of transportation, taking passengers from Tikkurila station to Tampere in just over 1 hour. There is a direct train from Helsinki Airport to Tikkurila train station. Full priced tickets from Helsinki Airport to Tampere cost approximately 20–25€. You can check available train connections here. Besides the train connections, there are very good long-distance bus connections from Helsinki Airport to Tampere.

By Train and Car
Trains run daily between Helsinki and Russia (St. Petersburg 3,5 hours, Moscow 13,5 hours). Finland is easily accessible by car from Eastern and Central Europe; see car-carrying ferry options below.

By Sea
Finland is also easily reached by sea from Tallinn, Estonia (2-3 hours), Stockholm, Sweden (overnight) and Travemünde/Lübeck, Germany (27 hours). There are also daily ferries between Turku and Stockholm (10-12 hours); direct trains from Port of Turku to Tampere take around two hours. There are good bus connections to Tampere directly from the ferry terminals.

Please have a look at the Visit Tampere website to find out about attractions, tours, shopping, design, museums and events in Tampere during your stay. Here is a YouTube video giving 5 Reasons to Visit Tampere in Finland. You can check the weather forecast for Tampere here.


Participants should reserve their own accommodations.

Several rooms have been made available at Lapland Hotel Tampere for the dates 2–5 April 2020 at a special price while they last. Prices are as follows:

119€ / one person room / day

134€ / two person room / day

This price includes breakfast, evening sauna, wireless internet and tax.

Reservations should be made directly with the hotel: tampere@laplandhotels.com or +358-3-383000. Please give the following code when making a reservation: FONPV 2020.