The conference will take place on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September 2013.
The conference will be held in Tampere Hall, Scandinavia's largest Congress and Concert Centre. Tampere Hall's state-of-the-art facilities have been carefully designed to create a modern and dynamic venue both for concerts and conferences & exhibitions. Tampere Hall is located within easy walking distance from all the conference hotels.
The Social Events are free of charge for participants and will be organised in cooperation with the city of Tampere and the Metropolis Conference.
Tampere City Reception at 19.00-20.30, Monday 9 September 2013
Place: the Old City Hall at the Central Square
The City of Tampere cordially invites us for cocktails at the Old City Hall, located at the Central Square, in the midst of Tampere. This neo-renaissance building from the year 1890 is a real beauty itself - but moreover the numerous paintings and works of art that decorate the halls will delight you. It provides the ideal setting for this official welcome.
Diner at 20.30-22.00
Place: Restaurant Plevna in the Finlayson Area Monday 9 September 2013
This informal get-together takes place in the Plevna Brewery Pub & Restaurant in the old Finlayson cotton mill area just a short walk from the Central Square and the Old City Hall. You can come right after the City Reception. Plevna Buffet and one award winning house-brewed beer are included in the price as well music entertainment. In addition to their own brews, Plevna has a long list of other interesting beers from around the world to taste. And last but not least, you can enjoy good company of your colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.
Finnish Cultural Evening and Diner at 19.00 Tuesday 10 September 2013
Place: Vapriikki Museum Centre
The Finnish Cultural Evening is held in Museum Centre Vapriikki in the old engineering works of Tampella Ltd on the banks of the Tammerkoski Rapids. In the 1990's the factory was converted into a museum centre hosting several exhibitions. Inside, you can still sense the feeling of the past... While enjoying the performances of various Finnish groups and artists, we get to taste delicacies of the Finnish cuisine. In the course of the evening we will also have the possibility to visit five of the Museum's exhibitions: the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame, Shoe Museum, Tammerkoski Rapids exhibition, Tampere 1918, and Time to Play – Treasures of the Toy Box.