Venue

The conference will be held at ICT Building, located at the Kupittaa District. ICT Building is the home of IT students of University of Turku, Åbo Akademi and Turku Polytechnic and it was built in 2006.

Conference information desk and unguarded coat racks are located near to the auditorium Alpha. Smoking is prohibited inside but there's a designated outdoor smoking area near the information desk.

The whole conference area (and actually most of the downtown Turku) is covered by Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi credentials are available at registration desk upon sign-up. The auditoriums provide electricity and have digital projectors.

The exact address of the venue is Joukahaisenkatu 3-5. The venue is 20 minute walk away from downtown Turku and accessible by buses. There's moderately charged parking areas available near the conference venue.

If you have any questions regarding venue, conference or something else, please feel free contact Ville Manninen (tel: +358 40 679 8318, ville@turkuagileday.fi )

Travel

Turku Agile Day bus from Helsinki

Schedule and stops: map

Turku airport

Flights are operated to Finland by about 30 international airlines from all parts of Europe. Traffic to and from Turku is operated by Finnair, SAS/Blue1 and Wizz Air. SAS/Blue1 has three daily flights from Copenhagen and six from Stockholm to Turku. Flight time to Turku is 1 hour 35 minutes from Copenhagen and 45 minutes from Stockholm.

Wizz Air flies three times a week from Turku to Gdansk, Poland. From Gdansk there are connections e.g. to Oslo and Hamburg. Flight time to Gdansk is 1 hour 15 minutes. AirBaltic flies from Turku Airport to Riga, Latvia. From Riga there are excellent and smooth connections to major cities in Europe.

Turku Airport is located only 8 kilometres north of Turku city centre. City buses run frequently between the airport and city centre, from early morning until late evening (fare 3€). Taxi to the city centre costs approximately 20€. Service desks of car rental companies are located at the airport.

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located 20 km North of Helsinki. Approximately 30 airlines operate at the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. Airlines provide both scheduled and charter flights to 110 destinations worldwide. Buses operate between the airport and central Helsinki every 10-20 minutes and the trip takes about 30-40 minutes.

Turku may be reached from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport by a regular coach connection operated by Airbus, which takes about 2,5 hours. For timetables and fares, see http://www.matkahuolto.fi. There are also frequent train connections from Helsinki which take about 2 hours to Turku, see VR - Finnish Railways. Ticket price (one-way) Helsinki-Turku: from 26€.

Tampere-Pirkkala airport

Tampere-Pirkkala airport is located near Tampere, in the commune of Pirkkala, 17 kilometers from Tampere city centre. Ryanair, airBaltic, Finnair and SAS/Blue1 operate at the Tampere-Pirkkala airport.

From Tampere-Pirkkala airport there's a bus connection to downtown Tampere. From downtown Tampere there's a train connection to Turku. The Tampere-Turku train fares start from 25€ and is operated by VR. For more information on connections at Tampere-Pirkkala airport, see their website.

Public transport in Turku

From the city centre there is a frequent buss connection to the conference venue ICT Building. Buses number 32 and 42 leave from the market square (towards Varissuo) every ten minutes. The travel time is approx. 10 minutes.

Single fare for adults is 3 €, Visitor’s 24-hour ticket 6,50 € (available also on buses). Please note, that the buses only accept cash. For more info, see Turku local traffic

Trains

There are frequent and punctual rail connections throughout the country. Train timetables, information on service points and online ticket sales are available in English on the Finnish Railways' website, http://www.vr.fi/. There are 18 daily trains between Turku and Helsinki and 7 daily trains between Turku and Tampere. Both trips take less than two hours.

Ticket prices (one-way): Helsinki-Turku: from 26€, Tampere-Turku: from 25€.

If you are coming from Helsinki, the conference site is located right next to the Kupittaa station, which is the last stop before Turku railway station. There's a student discount available on train tickets.

For Russians, a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki and further train to Turku is the best option.

Buses

There are efficient bus services throughout Finland. Timetables are available on the Matkahuolto Group’s website at http://www.matkahuolto.fi/. Bus tickets can be purchased from the driver or from the Matkahuolto service points located throughout Finland.

There are approx. 40 daily departures from Helsinki to Turku. Ticket price examples (one-way): Turku-Helsinki from 26 €, Turku-Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from 26 €. There're student discounts available.

Passenger ferries

A special way to reach Turku is by a ferry from Stockholm. The passenger liner operators are Viking Line and Tallink Silja. There are four daily departures from Stockholm, for a 12-hour (an overnight or a whole day) trip to Turku.

Turku

Turku is the oldest town and the former capital of Finland. Turku is well known for its location by the sea, surrounded by the beautiful archipelago. For more information on Turku and the surrounding area, please visit Turku Touring (tourist information) website and the city's website. The official languages in Finland are Finnish and Swedish, 6% of the population are Swedish-speaking. Also English is widely spoken, especially among young people.

Currency

The Finnish currency unit is Euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques in banks or in Forex (Eerikinkatu 13, 20100 Turku). Banks are open between 10 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines open around the clock and they accept all major credit cards. Major credit cards (Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard) are widely accepted almost everywhere (hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafes bars, etc.)

Evening events

Social

monday evening 12.5 @ Teerenpeli 7 pm

For Monday we have reserved a cabinet from brewery house Teerenpeli, which is conveniently located near the market square and opposite of the hotel Hamburger Börs. Please come and meet our speakers and organizers behind the Turku Agile Day in this more unofficial gathering! Remember to take your conference badge with you!

See more about Teerenpeli

Address: Eerikinkatu 8, 20100 Turku

Confrence dinner

Tuesday evening 13.5 @ Aula Cafe at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova -museum 7pm

On Tuesday evening we welcome all the conference guest to attend our cocktail event at Aula Cafe. Aula Cafe is located at the riverside of Aurajoki near the downtown of Turku. Come to enjoy the cozy atmosphere and delicious food! (In this event the meals and drinks are included in the ticket price, but please remember to take your conference badge with you!)

More information about Aula Cafe and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova -museum

Address: Itäinen Rantakatu 4-6, 20700 Turku