Top experts in light microscopy to meet in Turku in 2021
The 2021 International European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) conference has been decided to be organised in Turku. The conference welcomes research centres providing light microscopy services and equipment, as well as companies in the field from Europe and elsewhere around the world to Turku.
Åbo Akademi University has been offered the rare opportunity to host a large-scale history congress. The ENIUGH 2021 congress will be organised in Turku in June 2021. The congress is expected to attract as many as 600 delegates.
Europe’s Most Prestigious Conference in Entrepreneurship Research to Turku in 2021
Photo: Ulla Hytti, Emmi Laakso and Jarna Heinonen warmly welcome European researchers in entrepreneurship to Turku. RENT has been organised in Turku once before, in 2001.
Logomo hosts major conference on plant biology
Turku is set for an invasion of plant biologists in late June, all of whom share a special interest in a normally unexceptional plant.
Nursing work has taught Maarit Ahtiala and Marja-Liisa Ylitalo-Airo how to adapt to surprising situations. The ability to deal with pressure and react quickly are also advantages when organising international congresses.
Maarit Leskelä-Kärki and Kimi Kärki are enthusiastic and inspiring event organisers, who would rather create something new than be stuck in old familiar patterns. In the conferences and events they organise, science and art are intertwined in a natural fashion.
Åbo Akademi wins CatBior 2019 -congress to Finland
There is great excitement in the air. Professors Tapio Salmi and Dmitry Murzin are top scientists in their fields but they are also driven to share their expertise. They understand the significance of social activism and have been successful as congress organisers.
Masters of distribution of work
Deep dive into the world of animals
The University of Turku organises the first international conference on human-animal studies in Finland on 7–9 August 2018. More than 260 delegates from different countries are expected to participate.
Europe’s largest international conference on computational biology is coming to Turku
The European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) is coming to Turku for the first time in 2024. The conference will be chaired by Research Director Laura Elo from the Turku Bioscience Centre.
ESEB2019 showed the way for environmentally friendly congresses
Academy professor Craig Primmer and a group of evolutionary biologists from the University of Turku arranged the ESEB2019 congress in Turku without compromising the principles of sustainable development. The carefully selected arrangements provide an operating model which conserves nature even for future event organisers.
Labels, certificates and standards can help you in choosing the eco-friendliest products and services. They can also help you in achieving the sustainability goals set for your meeting. Below, some of common national and international labels, certificates and standards are listed and described. Links to the websites with further information are also provided.
With help of this list you can check that your meeting arrangements meet the principles of sustainability. By doing that you will ensure that the carbon footprint caused by the meeting is as small as possible.
Congress City Turku Finland is a network comprising the City of Turku and partner companies. The network serves customers who organise international congresses and meetings in Turku. The partner companies of Congress City Turku Finland are leading meeting and party venues, hotels and companies from the archipelago region offering entertainment services with extensive experience in their branch. They serve international customers in fluent English – and even Swedish.
Turku is an ideal venue also for big meetings and events. Turku is Finland’s oldest city with approximately 2000 hotel rooms in the city centre. All hotels are situated in a walking distance from each other and from the Aurajoki river. The riverfront of Aurajoki is a beautiful and fascinating area, where you will find large banquet halls, restaurants, cafés, galleries, interior decor shops, museums and the nearly 800-year-old Turku castle.
Turku Convention Bureau is a part of the City of Turku and the Visit Turku and we co-operate closely with the tourism industry in the area.
The services of Turku Convention Bureau:
- invitation materials and bid books
- site inspection visits
- information and preliminary reservation of meeting facilities, banquet halls and hotel accommodation
- marketing materials for delegate marketing
- proposals for social programme and pre/post tours
- maps and tourist brochures
Our services are impartial and free of charge.
Important Meetings since 1229
Turku, the European Capital of Culture 2011, is the oldest city in Finland and an exceptional choice for conferences. Whether you are hosting a dozen or a thousand guests, domestic or international, Turku will make a lasting impression. Turku has the soul of an international culture capital in the approachable setting of a small city.
Professor Salmi (Professor Salmi pictured on the left, his colleague Professor Dmitry Murzin on the right) and his colleagues at Åbo Akademi’s Labo
Visit Turku wishes to convey their value of responsibility to the thousands of annual convention visitors brought to the city by scientific events
Organising events and meetings generates greenhouse gas emissions. However, even carbon wise events are entirely possible.