The Chapter Meeting venues are Technopolis Otaniemi on Thursday and the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia on Friday.
Espoo Cultural Centre
Venue for city reception on Wednesday evening
Espoo Cultural Centre is the main scene for performing arts and cultural life in Espoo. Tapiola Sinfonietta (the Espoo city orchestra), the Espoo Theatre, April Jazz Festival, Espoo Ciné Festival, PianoEspoo and ChoralEspoo Festivals are on the stage on regular bases. Cultural Centre is located in central Tapiola, right next to Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden (the official conference hotel).
How to get there: by walk. Distance from the hotel approx. 200 meters.
Technopolis, Innopoli 1
Venue for seminar on Thursday
Meeting room: Auditorium Leonardo
Tehcnopolis Otaniemi and its Innpoli Buildings 1-3 are located nearby Aalto University main campus along the Kehä I ring road and the forthcoming western metro. The facilities at the Technopolis business park include a wide range of meeting rooms, widely used for business events and international conferences.
Together with Keilaniemi business area Otaniemi campus forms a unique innovation cluster - Aalto University, the renowned scientific and research community, national and international companies, as well as the world's hottest Startup Sauna thrive there. Twice selected by the EU as one of the most innovative regions in Europe, the area is a community of over 32,000 people with 16,000 students and 16,000 technology professionals from 110 different countries. Variety of cultural experiences within walking distance in Tapiola enrich this scientific and economic concentration.
How to get there:
- By walk: 15 minutes walk. Espoo hosts will walk with you in the morning.
- By bus: Take a bus number 550 and take off at stop "Innopoli". Busses go every 5-10 minutes
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Venue for conference dinner on Thursday evening.
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest and most important art museums in Finland. EMMA’s exhibition rooms are divided between a presentation of the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection and changing exhibitions. Through its collection and exhibition activities, EMMA profiles itself as a museum of domestic and international modernism, contemporary art, and design. EMMA is located in the WeeGee Exhibition Centre in Tapiola.
How to get there: by walk. Distance from the hotel approx. 800 meters. Espoo hosts will be with you!
The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Venue for seminar on Friday
Meeting room: Haltia hall (auditorium)
Haltia is a new type of visitor centre, bringing all of Finland’s nature under one roof and closer to the visitor through both the building’s facilities and its stunning exhibitions. In Haltia, you are surrounded by the spectacular views of Nuuksio and Lake Pitkäjärvi as well as excellent hiking grounds. The Haltia exhibitions offer you an authentic experience of nature from all of Finland.
Haltia’s versatile and adaptable facilities in the stately natural environment of Nuuksio offer a unique setting for the varying needs of conference organisers. The auditorium for 200 people, located in the first floor, is ideal for seminars, performances, concerts and film shows. A speciality in the auditorium is the front wall, which can be opened up to give a view of the stunning scenery of Nuuksio’s Lake Pitkäjärvi.
Take a virtual tour of Haltia
How to get there: We have organised a bus transfer from the hotel (Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden) and back. After seminar day, the bus will drive also to the airport. Remember to reserve a seat when you register.
PHOTO: Suomen luontokeskus Haltia/Mika Huisman