Social programme and excursion
Social programme includes a reception, a cultural/sports event and the conference banquet.
There will be conference excursion
to the Pyhäsalmi underground laboratory, included in the conference fee. Elevator capacities
are limited, so only 35 participators are priviledged to go underground, but other program will be
Monday (3th of June):
Reception offered by the University of Oulu will be held in the evening. Bus transportation to the
University and back is organized.
Tuesday (4th of June):
Participants can choose between the following program at the evening.
- Baseball game: A visit to a finnish baseball (pesäpallo) game. Finnish rules
differ a lot from the American. For history and rules of pesäpallo click
- Art Museum: A visit to the
Oulu Art Museum. After the visit to the museum, one can have a nice walk at the Ainola Park and/or
walk the beatiful pedestrian route back to Nallikari and the hotels. Bus transportation will also be
Note: the works in the exhibition at Oulu Art Museum may include nudity.
- Sauna: Organizers have reserved the sauna department of the POHTO conference center. There are
two saunas (for males and females separately) a swimming pool and a cabinet. There are
towels to use, so you don't have to bring your own. Swimsuits are also for loan if you don't have
Wednesday (5th of June):
The conference banquet will be held in the Maikkula Mansion. The 19th century -like
mansion and its surroundings are by the Oulu River. Click here for mansion's
Accompanying persons are charged 60 euro each.
Thursday (6th of June):
A full-day visit to Pyhäsalmi. Excursion includes (preliminary):
Excursion price for accompanying persons is 20 euro unless we get sponsorship.
- A visit to the Pyhäsalmi mines and the underground laboratory
or a river boat tour for those who are not going underground.
- Lunch and some cultural program.
- Sightseeing and nature program.
Friday (7th of June):
Sauna at POHTO. (see Tuesday).
You may register to social program at your autogenerated personal conference web page.
You may log into your personal web pages from the Participation/Registration section.
Additional social program intended mainly on accompanying persons
Cancelled ! : The Hailuoto tour, Turkansaari visit, 'Row row, row your boat' and
Kierikki Stone Age Center visit have all been cancelled.
Registered amount of participators to each of these programs was much less than the minimum of 15.
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