The conference will be held in the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. The conference venue is located about two kilometres from the city centre and about 20 min walk from hotels. Bus transportation will be organized daily between the hotels and the university to the first session in the morning and to the hotels after the last session in the afternoon. Otherwise, local buses go daily with 30 min to 1 hour interval.
The city of Rovaniemi is the vibrant capital of Lapland. Rovaniemi, called the Gate of Lapland, is located at the northern Arctic in the northernmost part of Finland. With a land area of 8016 km2 it is Finland’s and Europe’s largest town, with a population of about 60,000. This small but modern city offers a unique combination of urban services and the beautiful natural environment of Lapland, and is located at the junction of the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers. It is a university city, the commercial centre for the area and a city of sport and culture. Four different seasons are strongly present in the peoples’ day life and they give a rhythm for living and activities.
In Finland Finnish is the main language together with Swedish, although the latter is not largely spoken in Rovaniemi or in northern Finland. English is the official language of the conference.