Venue

Conference venue
The conference is organised at the University of Oulu, Linnamaa Campus area, located approximately 6 km north form the downtown of Oulu. The plenary sessions take place at the Main Building (street address: Pentti Kaiteran katu 1), at the Main Lecture Hall Saalastinsali. The Registration Desk is situated at the Hall of the Main Building. The registration desk opens on Wednesday, May 7 at 11 am, and it will be open through the conference. On Thursday and Friday the desk will open on coffee- and lunck breaks.

Poster presentations

Posters will be on display at the Saalastinsali Lecture Hall throughout the conference. The authors will be available for discussion and questions by their posters during the first coffee break of Thursday, May 8, 10.3011.00 am. Authors are asked to hang up their posters on provided screens when arriving to the registration desk.

Parallel sessions

Parallel sessions are organized in classrooms and conference rooms at the University of Oulu, Linnamaa Campus area. All rooms will be equipped with a computer and a beamer (for Powerpoint and such), so please bring your presentation on a usb stick. It is also a good idea to keep a backup online (there is internet in the whole building). Each parallel session is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and the recommended length for a single presentation is 20 minutes.

Book exhibitions
The conference will host book exhibitions by publishers Vastapaino and Finnish Youth Research Society. Exhibitions can be found at the hallway leading from the Main Building to rooms where the parallel sessions take place.

Coffee breaks and lunches
During the coffee breaks tea, coffee and pastries will be served for the conference participants at the Hall of the Main Building, outside the Lecture Hall Saalastinsali. There is a number of restaurants around the university area and they are pointed at the Linnanmaa Campus Map.

Social programme
Welcome Reception will be offered by the City of Oulu on Wednesday, May 7, at 19.30 at the Assembly Hall (Kaupungintalon juhlasali) in the downtown (Address: Kirkkokatu 2a). Welcome reception is open for those who have registered to the event. Bus transportation to the City Reception is included in the conference fee. Busses leave from the Oulun University Main Building, outside the Saalastinasali Lecture Hall at 18.40.

Conference Dinner will be arranged at the historic Maikkula Estate by the Oulu river (Address: Maikkulanrinne 21, Liiteri-building) at 19.00. Round-trip transportation by bus is included in the dinner fee (50€). Busses leave from the Oulu University Main Building, outside the Saalastinsali Lecture Hall, at 18.20. Busses return to the city center and hotels (estimated time of return is at 22.30).

Annual General Meeting of the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies
We invite all participants to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies. The Meeting will be arranged on Thursday, May 8, at 15.45-16.30 at the Saalastinsali Lecture Hall. The notice of meeting as well as the agenda is included in the conference folders.

Public transportation
Local traffic in the city of Oulu is operated by busses. One-way ticket from downtown to the University campus costs 3,30€. Tickets can be purchased form the bus drivers either by cash or by the most usual bank or credit cards. Busses no 4, 5, 6, 7, 16, 19, 22 and 23 operate between downtown and the University campus Linnamaa. Most of busses leave from the bus stop “Toripakka P” (street address: Torikatu 3). The bus trip takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Closest bus stop to the University Main Building is the bus stop “Yliopisto P” at the street Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu. The route from the bus stop to the Conference venue (University Main Building) is signposted.

Bus no 19 operates between the Oulu Airport and the University campus Linnanmaa, with a stop in the downtown (Bus stop “Toripakka E”, street address: Torikatu 12). One-way ticket from the Airport to the downtown costs 4,70€ and from the Airport to the University campus Linnamaa costs 6,10€.

Bus schedules:
Koskilinjat: from downtown Oulu to the University campus Linnanmaa * here
Koskilinjat: from the University campus to downtown Oulu * here

General information
Visit Oulu
University of Oulu

Accommodation

Pre-reservations have been made in the following four hotels located in the city centre of Oulu. When booking a room, please use the reference “Values of childhood”.

Cumulus Oulu
Kajaaninkatu 7
90100 Oulu
oulu.cumulus@restel.fi
Tel. +358 8 8827 111
Fax. +358 8 8827 299
Prices:
97,86 EUR single room per night
118,04 EUR double room per night
Please make reservations before 7.4.2014

Holiday Inn Oulu
Kirkkokatu 3
90100 Oulu
oulu.holidayinn@restel.fi
Tel. +358 8 8839 111
Fax. +358 8 8839 100
Prices:
99,87 EUR single room per night
125,10 EUR double room per night
Please make reservations before 7.4.2014

Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu
Hallituskatu 1
90100 Oulu
sales.oulu@radissonblu.com
Tel. 020 1234 730
Prices:
114 EUR single room per night
124 EUR double room per night
Please make reservations before 7.4.2014

Oulu Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Pakkahuoneenkatu 16
90100 Oulu
sales.oulu@sokoshotels.fi
Tel. +358 8 3123 255
Fax. +358 8 3123 277
Prices:
97,90 EUR single room per night
121,15 EUR double room per night
Please make reservations before 24.4.2014

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