Location and conference venue

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Turku, Finland, June 5-7, 2019

Turku region

Finland’s oldest city Turku is the starting point of the world’s most beautiful archipelago.The 2011 European Capital of Culture’s sights include a castle and a cathedral.
The 40 000 island archipelago begins at the mouth of Turku’s River Aurajoki and stretches all the way to Stockholm. Turku is also often called “the little Paris” for its beautiful river, restaurants, cafés and stylish boutiques.

Read more from the tourist office web-site VisitTurku.fi

Conference venue

The conference will be held at  Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel. This iconic hotel is is situated in Turku city centre near the Aura river.

The hotel’s enviable location and excellent architecture have drawn noteworthy attention and a significant guest list since it opened in 1974. The Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Turku was featured in American architecture journals and quickly became a favored accommodation for business travelers as well as state officials and celebrities. All the Finnish presidents have stayed at the hotel, and other esteemed guests include King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, French president François Mitterrand, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands; and international music stars such as Mireille Mathieu, Tom Jones and Bruce Springsteen. Karita Mattila, the Finnish opera star, also frequently stays at the hotel.

Guests are also just a 15-minute walk from bus and train transport. The Turku Airport (TKU) is only 9 kilometers away, and the port is only 2 kilometers from Radisson Blu.

Åbo Akademi University

Established in 1918, Åbo Akademi University was among the first institutions of the independent State of Finland. In 2018, Åbo Akademi University celebrated its 100th anniversary in both Turku and Vaasa. The aim is to engage, along with the personnel and students, the public, alumni and co-operative partners to take part in the celebrations.