The Main Venue (Tuesday – Friday): Helsinki Congress Paasitorni
Helsinki Congress Paasitorni will be the central venue of the conference. The congress centre enjoys an excellent central location. The participants can reach most of the essential Helsinki by foot but Paasitorni is also well serviced by trams, buses and metro.
Paasitorni is the former Helsinki Workers’ House. It was built in 1908 to the heart of what then was “on the wrong side of the bridge”. It was thoroughly renovated a few years ago, and the adjacent hotel was opened in 2012.
- Helsinki Congress Paasitorni web pages
- Conference venue on Google Map.
- Street address: Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, 00530 Helsinki
Monday: Registration and Workshops at the Metsätalo
On Monday, workshops will take place in the Metsätalo Building, one of the buildings of the University of Helsinki in the city centre. During the day the registration desk will serve you there, too.
- Metsätalo on Google Map.
- Street address:
- Fabianinkatu 39 (west side, in picture)
- Unioninkatu 40 (accessible; east side through the courtyard), 00170 Helsinki
Monday: Developer’s Challenge at the Kaisa House
The Developer’s Challenge will start on Monday in the Kaisa House, the main building of the Helsinki University Library.
The Library will also host the poster session on Tuesday evening.
- Kaisa House on Google Map.
- Street address: Fabianinkatu 30
Monday: Workshops at the Fabiania Building
WK1A/2A: GIS in Digital Repositories
WK3C: Open Access Button Workshop
WK3E: How to take advantage of ORCID in institutional repositories
- Street address: Yliopistonkatu 1. Meeting rooms are in level 3. If you have problems with stairs, please notify the registration desk.
- Fabiania on Google Map.
Social Programme Locations
- Conference Dinner: see http://or2014.helsinki.fi/conference-social-gathering-at-the-waterfront
- Suomenlinna Excursion: see http://or2014.helsinki.fi/social-programme-excursion-to-suomenlinna-june-13
Helsinki is the capital of Finland. Population of Helsinki proper is 600 000, and the metropolitan area has 1,3 million inhabitants. It is the most important centre of commerce, research, education, and culture in the country.
The city is green, clean and safe. Visitors manage in English almost everywhere. The city centre is easily walkable, and the public transportation is excellent.
Founded in 1550 but since moved to a new location and burnt down several times, Helsinki today is before anything a modern city. The atmosphere is typified by Nordic restraint and functionalism. The newest landmarks include the Helsinki Music Centre and the new building of the Helsinki University Library. The neoclassical old town (with the main building of the National Library) and rich Art Nouveau heritage add depth to the cityscape.
Helsinki is very much characterized by the sea.The city centre is situated on the fringes of the Baltic Sea, protected by the 18th century sea fortress Suomenlinna.
Independent since 1917, Finland was formerly past of Russia, and before that, of Sweden. Finland lies between both geographically and culturally: both countries have contributed to the Finnish mentality and way of living. Finnish language, however, is related to neither Swedish nor Russian.
Today Finland is a country of 5,2 million people. It is a Nordic country, a member of the European Union and consumes more coffee per capita than any other. Finland have given you sauna, Angry Birds (and a lot of other games), and Sibelius.