Venue and travel

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The main program for the conference will take place on the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo, easily acce ssible from Helsinki city centre via metro (15 minutes).

The conference venue is located in the Aalto University main building Dipoli at Otakaari 24. This historical landmark is designed by architects Reima Pietilä and Raili Paatelainen in 1966 – now only a few steps from the metro Aalto University metro station.

A kinetic pine cone greets visitors
There is an eye-catching, seven-metre-high metallic pine cone in front of Dipoli.

It was Finland’s first major acoustic-kinetic sculpture, with architecture student Reijo Perko as art designer, technology student Heikki Koivikko as structural designer and technology student Philip Donner as sound designer.

The Pine Cone was opened and closed using a coin slot with a markka (Finnish mark) coin. The sculpture was unveiled by president Urho Kekkonen in 1968

Also check this map to explore the campus: or hop on a virtual tour and discover the campus here:

How to Get to Aalto University’s Otaniemi Campus – check here

A map with all of the metro stations/entrances can be found here:,24.824494,12.54z?hl=en

Accommodation check conference hotels here !

Welcome to Espoo and Helsinki !

  • Finland’s capital Helsinki is one of the most pleasant ones; it is surrounded by sea and green forests, its public transportation is efficient and convenient, it is pedestrian-friendly and cultural activities are abundant. The archipelago along Finland’s southern coast is magnificent. Some islands are no more than a rock and a bush, others are thickly forested. Channels and coves run in all directions.
  • Helsinki is home to more than one million people – approximately one-fifth of the Finnish population. Helsinki is also home to many of the key players of Finnish society, ranging from arts and sciences to the state government and some of the largest Finnish corporations.
  • Espoo and Helsinki are known for its Safe, Smooth and high Quality conferences and meetings. Try us!

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