Social Programme

Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2018


Social Programme

Get-together, Helsinki city reception and Conference dinner are included in the registration fee.

Welcome Reception, Sunday 17 June at 19:00, Helsinki Hall of Culture
  Welcome Reception will be held at Helsinki Hall of Culture. The ESM conference also is kept in this same place.

The meeting will take place in the architecturally distinctive Helsinki Hall of Culture which was designed by architect Alvar Aalto in 1950s. The Helsinki Hall of Culture is a multi-use venue for culture, events, and conferences. Its Aalto Hall, seating more than 1,400 and offering excellent acoustics, is one of Finland’s most in-demand concert halls.

Helsinki Hall of Culture is located: Sturenkatu 4, 00510, Helsinki.

Helsinki city reception, Monday 18 June at 19:00, Helsinki City Hall
  Helsinki City Hall is a central administrative building of Helsinki, Finland. City Hall is located in the Kruununhaka district, overlooking Market Square. City Hall is the seat of the City Council of Helsinki.
Architects: Carl Ludvig Engel, Aarno Ruusuvuori

      Helsinki City Hall on south harbour



     Helsinki City Hall, Banquet hall

Helsinki City Hall is situated: Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki.


Conference dinner, Tuesday 19 June at 19:00, Restaurant Saaristo

 The dinner day has changed!!
Conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 19 June at 19:00 instead of earlier informed Wednesday 20 June.

At Saaristo history breaths life on all surroundings. You can admire the Empire-Helsinki skyline in the north, the ingenious walls and bastions of the Suomenlinna fortress in the south and the crafty and romantic Art Nouveau style wood cuts in the historical dining room. Saaristo’s white Art Nouveau style villa, built in 1898, is one of Helsinki’s most imposing and traditional restaurants.

   Aerial photograph from restaurant Saaristo.




Restaurant Saaristo is located on Island Klippan, on the south side of Olympia-terminal. A boat serves from pier located near to the Olympia-terminal, next to the Peace Statue.
Picture from the harbour>>

The connection boat operated by Oy Xmare Ab runs every 20 minutes (full hour, 20 past and 20 to) during restaurant's opening hours.