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Conference venue

The Conference takes place in the Pinni B -building of the University of Tampere. Address: Kanslerinrinne 1.

Tampere area map
University campus map

Accomodation

There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Tampere, ranging from modern first-class hotels to smaller traditional hotels and dormitories.

Please, see Tampere Accomodation for the complete list
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The organizers of the Conference have booked quotas for the Conference delegates from the following hotels. Please note that the accommodation is not included in the participation fee, and you should make the reservations directly in the hotels! The hotels are full in Tampere during the conference, please make your reservations well in time.

Sokos Hotel Ilves
Address: Hatanpään valtatie 1
Room reservations: +358 (0)20 1234 600
Hotel: +358 (0)20 1234 631
fax +358 (0)3 5698 6263
E-mail: sales.tampere@sokoshotels.fi
http://www.sokoshotels.fi/english/

A high quality hotel in the city centre. The green city nature and the running water are part of the setting of the hop. There are five restaurants in the hotel which offer choices for dining and socialising. Ilves is 18 km from the airport and 0,5 km from the railway station.

Price:
Single room 121 € / night
Double room 141 € / night

* Mention "Media skills and competence" when making the reservation. This quota is valid until 27.4.

Hotel Victoria
Address: Itsenäisyydenkatu 1
Tel: +358 (0)3 2425 111
E-mail: sales@hotellivictoria.fi
http://www.hotellivictoria.fi/eng/index.html

Hotel Victoria is located in the centre of Tampere, just next to the railway station, near services of the city. Hotel Victoria offers comfortable accommodation and a variety of additional services at the lowest rates in the centre of Tampere. A workstation with an internet connection at your disposal free of charge. Fast and efficient broadband connection available at hotel rooms for an extra charge. Distance to the university 300 m.

Price:
Single room 79 €/night
Double room 100 €/night

* Mention "Media skills and competence" when making the reservation. This quota is valid until 12.5.

Hotel Cumulus Koskikatu
Address: Koskikatu 5
Tel: +358 (0)3 242 4111
E-mail: koskikatu.cumulus@restel.fi
http://www.cumulus.fi

Among visitors in Tampere, the Cumulus Koskikatu is the favoured base, because it is just a short jaunt from the hotel to all the city's top attractions: the Särkänniemi amusement park, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Moomin Valley, Tampere Hall and theatres. Wireless Internet available. Distance to the university about 500 m.

* Check price and availability at the hotel before 25.4. Mention "Media skills and competence" when making the reservation.

Getting to Tampere

Tampere is 180 kilometres northwest from Helsinki. It is easy and fast to get to Tampere by air, by bus or by train. There are several daily flights to Finland from the major cities in Europe. There are daily flights from Stockholm and Copenhagen to Tampere. There are also daily flights between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP), the flight time being 30 minutes. From Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a frequent and comfortable bus connection to the center of Tampere.
Helsinki- Vantaa airport info
Tampere-Pirkkala airport info

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located about 15 kilometres from the centre of Tampere. From Tampere-Pirkkala airport the most convenient way to travel to the center and to the hotels, is by taxi. The taxi fare is about 25 €. There is also a bus connection.

Useful to know

Dress code
Casual dress is suitable for all occasions.

Weather
See the Finnish Meteorological Institute


Internet bus Netti-Nysse

The purpose of the net mobile Netti-Nysse is to encourage the residents of Tampere to start using the computer and the Internet and give them the initial instruction necessary to do so. Groups of neighbours, clubs, societies- any group of people who want to learn use the computer and the Internet can book the Netti-Nysse and have it come to their own neighbourhood. Basic instruction is 8 hours and is free of charge.

A good atmosphere and good individual support get lots of positive feedback. Clear, understandable language and a spirit of encouragement and empowerment play an important role. Netti-Nysse also takes part in various events and arranges open house days.

The City of Tampere, together with its diverse partners, is building a brand new Internet bus in order to carry on the service and to widen the service area and content.

Welcome to visit our Internet bus Netti-Nysse!