Tampere University of Technology
The conference takes place at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) which is located about 8 km outside the city center in a suburb called Hervanta.
The bus lines 6, 20 and 24 stop right in front of the university. The bus ride takes about 20 minutes. SEFI conference pass works also as a bus ticket. The conference guests can travel for free by showing their conference badge when entering the bus. Please check public transportation page for more information.
Other bus lines that stop very close to the university are 3 and 5. There the name of the stop is Ahvenisjärvi.
When reaching the university for the first time for registration, conference guests need to pay for their own ticket. The ticket can be bought from the bus driver when entering the bus. The price of the ticket is 3 euros and only cash is accepted.
The university can also be reached by taxi. The taxi ride costs about 20 euros and takes about 15 minutes.
The taxi ride from Tampere-Pirkkala airport to the university takes about 30 minutes and costs around 40 euros.
The conference registration takes place in Festia Building lobby. (Campus map). There will be sign posts to help the guests to find the right building.
Tampere Old City Hall
For welcome reception the city of Tampere has kindly invited all guests of SEFI to the Old City Hall of Tampere. It lies in the very heart of Tampere city center. It is easily reachable by foot from all the hotels. https://www.virtualtampere.com/eng/raatihuone
You will need your personal invitation (found in your conference bag) to enter the reception.
The gala dinner takes places in an old movie theater which is recently renovated into a modern theater. It can be found in the city center at Hämeenkatu 30. Viihdepaltsi in within walking distance from all the recommended hotels.
The student guides will pick up SEFI guests from the receptions of Torni Hotel, Scandic Tampere Station and Holiday Inn Tampere Station to take them through a quick city tour by walking from the hotel to the gala dinner. The walking tour is not too long but will provide a quick glimpse of the city center highlights.
Varala - Nature-related programme
Nature related programme takes place in Varala sports center. It is reachable by local bus number 25. The busses leave in front of the central station at 17.41, 18.01 and 18.26. The name of the bus stop is Varala.