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NESS2024 | Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference

Social programme

Welcome reception, Turku City Hall

Welcome to NESS 2024 Conference! Come and meet old friends and make new ones. The organising committee and the city of Turku warmly welcomes the conference participants to a reception at Turku City Hall.  Join to meet colleagues and network with new acquintances.

Light buffet will be served.

NOTE: A limited number of tickets available.

(Included in the NESS conference participation fees, but pre-registration is required).

Date: Tuesday, 4 June
Time: 18.00
Venue: Turku City Hall, Aurakatu 2, Turku
Dress code: casual


Conference Dinner at Ruissalo Boatyard

Join the Conference dinner at Ruissalo Boatyard and spend a memorable evening in good company!

Ruissalo Boatyard, which operated in 1889-1954, was the biggest boatyard in the Nordic countries and a major player throughout Europe. Altogether over 5 000 boats were built at the yard. Ruissalo Boatyard is today one of the most popular venues in Turku for all types of events.

Date: Wednesday, 5 June
Time: 18.30 (transportation), dinner starts 19.15
Venue: Ruissalo Boatyard, Lindblom Hall, Hevoskarintie 23,Turku
Dress code: casual
Tickets: 50,00 EUR (incl. buffet dinner & drinks, entertainment, ferry/bus transportation)

Ferry transportation (pre-registration has been required), ferry Aura leaves at 18.30, address: Kristiinankatu 1, Turku
Bus transportation; from Sokos hotel Kupittaa at 18.30 (leaves opposite the hotel, yellow bus marked with the sign NESS2024), address: Joukahaisenkatu 1, Turku via Scandic hotel Hamburger Börs (at 18.40).

Busses to city centre: at 23.00, 23.30 and 00.00.

Mysterious Island of Seili

We invite you to join us at the Guided tour to the mysterious island of Seili! In the middle of the beautiful Finnish Archipelago you will find the mysterious Island of Seili with a terrifying history of over 400 years. Seili is known for its history as home to Finland’s best-known leper hospital and mental asylum in the 1600s and 1700s.

After the closing in 1962, the buildings were taken over by the University of Turku. The Archipelago Research Institute began operating in 1964 focusing on studies of the ecosystems of the Archipelago and the entire Baltic Sea area.Visitors have now an opportunity to get to know the island’s history and research conducted by University of Turku. You can find a restaurant, a little museum, quest harbor and sandy walking paths on the island.

It takes approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach Seili by boat (M/S Sommarskär) from Turku.

Activities: guided tour history/nature, visit in the old church.More information:

Date: Friday, 7 June
Time: 10.00 am (boat leaves), address Läntinen Rantakatu 57 (Restaurant Nooa´s pier)
Tickets: 80,00 EUR (includes transportations, coffee and lunch during the tour)

Ferry back in Turku at 5.15 pm