Practical information for participants

Practical Information


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Getting to the Conference Hotel

Find the instructions on how to get to the Hotel Hilton Kalastajatorppa from the airport here. You can also find information about the train and bus services from the airport to the Helsinki city center here.

Information on Cultural Activities

Please sign up for these events by May 23, by using the SurveyMonkey form sent to you by ECA!

Sunday, June 19 at 17-19

Taste of Finnish mid-summer experience at the hotel pool/beach area (choose either sauna, swimming, yard games, refreshments, or all of the above -- or just hang around and chat with your colleagues) at no cost. (Note: Post colleagues are scheduled to meet with DAS Ziff at this time.)

Read more about sauna - one of Finland's gifts to the world!

Sunday, June 19 at 19-21

Informal welcome reception with a buffet dinner (at no cost) for all participants at the Hilton Kalastajatorppa garden (weather permitting) or Vanha Torppa.

Monday, June 20 at 19-21

Reception with a buffet hosted by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture at the historical House of the Estates.

Tuesday, June 21 at 18:30-21:30

Photo credit: Strömma Finland Oy Ab

Helsinki sightseeing dinner cruise, EUR 60 participation fee includes dinner and cruise (drinks extra), to be paid to Fulbright Finland by May 18. View the Suomenlinna Fortress Island (Unesco World Heritage site), Helsinki kauppatori (market-place), idyllic coastal villas, the new U.S. Embassy Innovation Center and Ambassador's Residence at Kaivopuisto Park and, of course, famous Finnish icebreakers while dining and networking with colleagues. Capacity: 72. Sign up quickly by paying the fee!

Dinner menu:

The Chef's Choice                                                                                                                                    
S.O.S. (Smör, ost o sill) - butter, Västerbotten cheese and herring (LF)
West coast salad with prawns and fresh asparagus (LF, GF)
Chicken breast seasoned with watercress (DF, GF)
  - lemon chervil jelly (DF, GF)
Mini omelette with mushrooms and sour cream (LF, GF)
Marinated spring vegetables (DF, GF)
Plum tomatoes and red onion (DF, GF)
Salad with toasted new potatoes and dill (DF, GF)
Crispy green salad (DF, GF)
  - croutons (DF)
  - olive oil, balsamic vinegar and flaked salt (DF, GF)
Selection of breads (DF)
Creamed butter (LF, GF)
Rainbow trout in white wine sauce (LF, GF)
Dill potatoes (LF, GF)

Rhubarb tiramisu

GF = gluten free
LF = lactose free
DF = dairy free