Please find the full program for the Nordic LIBS 2024 below. Note that the program will be updated regularly.

Full Program: Nordic_LIBS_Full_Program

Welcome Evening on March 04 (Monday)

Place:        Plevna, Itäinenkatu 8, 33210 Tampere,

Time:        18:30



We would like to welcome you to Tampere by inviting you to the historic site of the first electric light in the Nordics! The Plevna brewery restaurant is located at the heart of the old industrial Tampere, offering freshly brewed refreshments and possibility to purchase German-style food, if feeling snacky. The evening reception starts at 18:30 and you will find us close to the entrance.


Sauna evening and dinner on March 05 (Tuesday), (Bus at 17:45, from symposium venue)

Place:        Varala, Varalankatu 36, 33240 Tampere



The dinner and sauna will take place at Varala recreational center’s sauna facilities. The sauna is located at the scenic waterfront of Pyhäjärvi Lake. There we have saunas and possibility for swimming/snowbathing, depending on the snow conditions. Please bring your own bathing suit if you want to go to the sauna and swimming. Towels are available at the sauna. A delightful buffet-style dinner with accompanying drinks will be served in the lounge area.

Varala is located at a short drive from Tampere city center. For your convenience, a bus will depart at 17:45 from the venue with a return bus scheduled for 22:00. If you wish to leave early, there are two options: (i) Varala is next to a local bus stop (~3€ ticket to the city), (ii) using a taxi (~25€ to the city).

22:00  Bus transportation from Varala to Tampere city center


Laboratory visit on March 06 (Wednesday), (Bus at 16:30, from symposium venue)

Place: Hervanta, Korkeakoulunkatu 7, 33720 Tampere

The laboratory visit is scheduled at the Hervanta campus (a hub of science and technology) of the University, approx. 7.5 kms from the conference venue. Our visit will include exploration of selected Optics & Photonics laboratories at Tampere University.

18:15  Bus transportation from Hervanta Campus to Tampere city center