This section offers practical information for those planning to travel to Tampere, accommodation close to the venue, sights to see in the city of Tampere, ... . Be sure to check this page regularly, as more information will be added frequently.

Check out more local information on the University of Tampere website!


For EARLI 2017 Conference delegates looking for suitable accommodation in Tampere, the Local Organising Committee has provided a comprehensive list of hotels in the vicinity of the Conference venue. In many hotels, special EARLI 2017 rates have been negotiated for Conference delegates.
Please be advised to book your accommodation directly with the hotel (via e-mail or telephone) to ensure the special rates are offered to you.

Click here to consult the list of hotels.


Tampere is easily accessible via train or airplane. From Helsinki Airport, the train will take you right to center of Tampere. Or fly direct to Tampere-Pirkkala and let the local shuttle bus service drive you to the city centre.

EARLI has negotiated special offers with Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Group.

Click here for more information.

DISCLAIMER: Under no circumstances EARLI can be held accountable for any flight information, bookings and payments.


At EARLI 2017 lunches will be served flexibly throughout the day from 10.30 - 15.00 at multiple lunch areas dotted around the campus and at Tampere Hall.

All lunch areas serve warm and cold dishes catered to suit specific dietary needs (vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free, ..).

Check out the various lunch areas and their menus here!

Gala Dinner

The EARLI 2017 Gala Dinner will be served in Tampere Hall, the largest conference centre of Scandinavia! We warmly welcome all diners on Friday the 1st of September from 19.30 onwards, for a tasteful and pleasant dining experience with local dishes and lively entertainment.

Regretfully, the EARLI 2017 Gala Dinner is completely sold out.
Admittance will therefore only be offered to delegates who purchased a dinner ticket beforehand.