Conference social program includes an excursion to Suomenlinna Island Fortress and the conference dinner. The fee for the excursion is FIM 100 for all participants. Tickets for accompanying persons to the conference dinner can also be purchased. Please reserve all tickets in advance on the Registration Form.
To secure the hotel accommodation of your choice (especially at hotels nearby), your Registration Form and hotel deposit payment of FIM 600 should be submitted as early as possible as all hotels will be reserved on a "first come, first served" basis. Room rates are indicated in Finnish Marks (FIM) per room per night and include accommodation, private shower / bath (in hotels), breakfast, VAT and hotel service charge. Extra beds will be charged separately at the hotel.
|Hotel||Sgl room||Dbl room||Distance|
|Rivoli Hotel, Espoo||595||720||0.5 km|
|Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, Espoo||600||780||2 km||*|
|Hotel Helka, Helsinki||500||600||7 km||*|
|Radisson SAS Hotel Hesperia, Helsinki||920||1120||8 km||*|
|Hostel Academica, Helsinki||240||320||7 km||*|
Bus transportation for hotels marked with * will be provided by the organizers. There are also frequent public bus connections from the center of Helsinki (bus lines 102, 102T, 194 and 195).
A deposit of FIM 600 per room should be paid to the Conference Secretariat in advance. Kindly note that your hotel reservation is valid only upon receipt of the hotel deposit. The hotel deposit will be deducted from your final hotel bill. All participants will receive a confirmation letter of the room reservation after receipt of the hotel deposit. The hotel deposit is non-refundable for cancellations after April 16, 1998. All cancellations must be made in writing.
The participant must pay all banking costs. A duplicate or a photocopy of the bank transfer order must be sent along with the registration form to the Conference Secretariat. The name and address of the participant must be clearly indicated as well as other details of the payment.
VISA, Mastercard and Eurocard are accepted. Other credit cards are not accepted. If you wish to use a credit card, please submit your credit card number and the expiry date of the credit card on your personally signed registration form to enable the charge. Please make sure that your credit card is valid.
|Cancellation by April 16, 1998||Full refund deducted by a handling fee of FIM 500|
|Cancellation after April 16, 1998||No refunds|
All refunds will be processed after the Conference.
Credit will not be given for late arrival, unused services, unattended events or early departure from the Conference. The organizer encourages registrants to take out travel insurance which will also cover costs related to possible cancellation of a Conference trip due to health or other unpredictable reasons.
|April 16, 1998||Cancellation deadline|
|April 16, 1998||Deadline for registrations with lower registration fee|
|May 31, 1998 (Sunday)||Registration will begin at 18:00|
The sightseeing tour will give an introduction to the main sights of Helsinki: the neo-classical administrative center, the colorful Market Place, the Sibelius Monument, a work of art in tubular steel, the Finlandia Hall, the Temppeliaukio Church blasted out of solid rock, and many other fascinating aspects of the city.
This tour proceeds towards the idyllic town of Porvoo founded in 1346, through Järvenpää, about 40 km from Helsinki. Here you will visit Ainola, home of the world famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and the studio home of the painter Pekka Halonen. Continuing through rural landscapes you come to Haikko Manor, once the residence of Russian Czars and now a luxurious hotel and congress center. After lunch and some time for relaxation you continue to Porvoo. Proceeding by foot to the Cathedral, the narrow cobblestone alleys, the old wooden part of the town with its little handicraft shops will be an unforgettable experience.
A flight to Kittilä about 150 km north of the Arctic Circle. Lappish culture and traditions, trekking in the fells, the unique natural resources and the mystical nights of Lapland are the special features of this tour. Visit a traditional reindeer farm; try fishing at a wilderness lake; take an exciting river boat ride! The first nights' dinner is typically Lappish prepared by old Saame recipies. The second day dinner at Särestöniemi, the gallery and home of painter Reidar Särestöniemi, highlights an unforgettable experience.
The tour price includes bus transportation from Congress hotels to the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, flights to and from Kittilä, accommodation in Kittilä for two nights, full-board, program and transportation by airport bus from the airport to the Finnair terminal in downtown Helsinki.
This is an unforgettable tour by train to St.Petersburg, the old capital of the Russian Empire built by Peter the Great in the 18th century. St.Petersburg is a pearl for art lovers with its museums and art galleries. It is also famous for its numerous theaters and concert halls.
The tour price includes a train ticket from Helsinki Railway Station to St.Petersburg and back, two nights hotel accommodation in St.Petersburg, full-board, a City Sightseeing tour, a visit to the Hermitage Museum and a traditional folklore evening. A visa is required for this tour. The Visa application form together with instructions will be mailed to the persons registered on the St.Petersburg tour. Those participants needing a visa also for Finland should apply for multi-entry visa to be able to return to Finland after the tour.
Please note ! The minimum number of participants for the one-day tours is 20. The minimum number of participants for the Post-Conference tours is 10. The organizer reserves the right to cancel any tour if this number of participants is not reached. All tour prices are subject to alterations due to circumstances beyond the organizer's control.
Official letters of invitation will be sent by the Chairman of the Conference upon request. Please note that the Organizing Committee will not take any financial obligations for participants' Conference related expenses in providing official invitation letters.
See also the more detailed instructions.
Conference registration will start on Sunday, May 31st at 6-9 PM in HUT Main Building and it will continue on Monday morning at 8 AM
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