OR 2014

Conference Social Gathering: at the Waterfront

How to come to the dinner venue:

valkosaari_mapWalking distance from Paasitorni is 2,5 kms / 1,5 miles. We might have queues for buses, so you might well consider walking through the historical city centre. See Google Map for the route

valkosaari_fromtramThere will be buses to take you to the venue and back to Paasitorni Congress Centre. The buses leave form the congress centre entrance. First one leavs at 5:45pm, and then about 15 mins intervals until 7:00pm. The return trips start at 10:00pm and end around 11:15pm. NB! Trams will not run to the area because of roadworks.

There is a short boat trip to the venue. If you need assistance in embarking, please notify the registration desk. The boat will make its run at least every 20 mins throughout the evening, so you may come later and leave early.

Please dress for a cool evening. If you need special assistance in embarking the boat, please notify the registration desk as you register.



Valkosaari Boathouse is the red low building.



We have looked at a number for options for the conference dinner venue and concept. We wanted to take the conference away from the main venue, the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni. But where to go? To another congress centre? This number of participants cannot be packed into any odd restaurant.

Instead, it will be a boathouse. This specific boathouse is located on an island called Valkosaari that is located in the middle of the main harbour of Helsinki. See https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z-gPoF6kxMl8.kH9qUeiKzdWU. For obvious reasons, there is no street view available, but here is the helicopter view: http://www.fonecta.fi/s/1VPJ – look for the black roof.

So, no need to worry of the dress code, it will be casual. Food and drinks will be served. There may be some program as well. And we shall provide you with hints regarding the after-party.

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