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.

The Main Building of the University of Tampere, which functions as the central meeting point of the Conference,  is located in Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere. 

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.

BY PLANE - EARLI has negotiated special offers with Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Group which could help to enjoy a discount when traveling with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines. Click here for further information.
BY TRAIN - From Helsinki Airport, the train will take you right to center of Tampere.  There is a train connection about once per hour from Helsinki Airport via Tikkurila railway station to Tampere on Monday - Saturday and often on Sunday, between 5:00 and 22:00.  You can consult the train schedules here.
BY BUS - Fly direct to Tampere-Pirkkala and let the local shuttle bus service (Liuttu FlyBus) drive you to the city centre. This shuttle bus service will drop you off at your hotel and pick you up as well. Tickets can be bought here

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 at Park Hall 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.


Explore the city of Tampere, which has much to offer to both lovers of nature and culture! If you have yet to experience the Finnish sauna, you simply must try it in Tampere. Or visit the world's only Moomin Museum, dedicated to the famous Moomin books and illustrations.

More information can be found here.