On the 14th and the 16th the conference will be open for the public. The venue for these days is auditorium Bruhn in Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa. On the 15th the conference is for researchers and PhD students only at the Conference Centre Kalle’s Inn, located in the World Heritage Kvarken Archipelago (transportation is included in the conference fee).
On Thursday the conference will take place at Kalle’s Inn located in the World Heritage area of Kvarken. The bus ride to Kalle’s Inn leaves at 8.30 a.m from the city centre outside Radisson Blu on Hovrättsesplanaden 18. Sandwiches and coffee will be served at arrival. The price also includes lunch, afternoon coffee and a dinner. Bring warm clothing for outdoor activities and a bathing suit for sauna and hot tub bathing. Towels and bath robe are complimentary.
[Åbo Akademi University, Vasa] [Flickr pictures, Academill]
[Kalles Inn] [Flickr pictures from Klobbskat/Kalles Inn]
The conference language is English (both presentations and papers).
Several Hotels in Vasa are situated in walking distance from the Whild conference venue:
Radisson BLU http://www.radissonblu.se/hotell-vaasa Phone +358 6 2127267
Vaakuna http://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/hotels/vaasa/ Phone +358 20 1234 671
Kenraali Wasa Hostel http://www.kenraaliwasahostel.com Phone +358 400 668521
Hotel Tekla http://www.hoteltekla.net Phone +358 6 327 6411
The Evengel. Folk High School http://www.efo.fi/eng/hotell_eng.shtml Phone +358 6 317 4913
Travel and get about in Vaasa
Direct daily flights are available both from Helsinki to Vaasa (www.finnair.fi and www.blue1.com) and from Stockholm to Vaasa (www.sas.se and www.blue1.com). By train you can travel to Vaasa from both Helsinki and Tampere (www.vr.fi). The train and bus stations are at short walking distance from the town center. Vaasa airport is about 10 kilometers from the town center. The campus of Åbo Akademi University at Strandgatan 2 is a 15-minute walk from the city centre. In the Vaasa area, you can order local taxis by calling +358 600 30011. (For more information visit http://congress.vaasa.fi/In_English/TRAVEL)
Transport connections [Vasa Airport]
You can order a taxi in Vaasa by calling +358 600 30011. Taxi stands are also located at Hovioikeudenpuistikko 10 and 23 (outside Radisson Blu Hotel and next to the City Hall).
Restaurants and pubs
There are plenty of popular restaurants and bars in Vaasa. On Rantakatu by the sea there is restaurant Strampen (À la carte). In the very centre of the city you can find Gustav Wasa (gourmet), which is an intimate cellar restaurant with its own wine cellar or the Italian restaurant Il Banco (À la carte). There are also several options around the market square, Amarillo (mexican) or Spices (asian). Popular pubs are for instance the Irish pub O’Malleys or Sky bar. For more ideas visit http://matkailu.vaasa.fi/in_English/EAT__DRINK
The temperature in December is usually between -5 and -10 degrees Celsius, but the weather can vary greatly. We recommend that you dress warm and be prepared for both rain and snow. The sun rises around 9.30 and it sets before three o’clock in the afternoon, so the length of the day is only about 5 hours during this time of year. You can check the weather forecasts at http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/weather/Vaasa
Important phone numbers
General emergency number 112
Medical advice, service number +358 6 325 1700
Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa +358 6 324 7111
Taxi +358 6003 0011
The conference web
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