In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Futures Conference 2022 has officially moved to a hybrid conference format. We encourage in-person attendance of the conference but we are also excited to accommodate virtual participation for both authors and attendees who cannot travel to Turku, Finland.
Welcome to the Host City Turku
Turku is the oldest city of Finland, celebrating its 800th anniversary in 2029. It has a compact size, perfect for exploring the exciting mixture of old and new. Turku is located in the region of Southwest Finland and is one of Finland’s biggest cities.
The versatile livelihood structure, top class selection of education, culture, and services, as well as the beautiful archipelago, form a magnetic combination in Turku. In Turku there is everything, but still, Turku is small enough that you can go almost everywhere by foot or bike.
Venue for the Event
The conference will be organised in the Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Turku, Finland. The hotel is situated next to the Aura River. Its city-center location provides convenient access to bus and train transportation as well as the city’s cultural attractions, such as the city’s numerous theaters. Other nearby transport options include the port, which is only 2 kilometers away, and Turku Airport, which is only 9 kilometers from the hotel.
Railway station – 1.3 km
Port of Turku – 2 km
Turku Airport – 9 km
Programme Onsite and the Virtual Conference Platform
The ‘Planetary Futures’ conference will create a cross-disciplinary platform where participants can meet, share, and discuss new ideas concerning futures of health and wellbeing. The conference program will consist of keynote lectures, parallel sessions, participatory workshops and a chaired poster session.
Alongside with the online programme the conference is built on a platform called ProspectumLive.
You will find the program, live streamed presentations of the keynote speakers, links to the various online sessions and a poster exhibition, all on the platform. The platform works both on desktop and mobile. The platform will stay open from 8 June until 31 August, and also the programme recordings will remain available until then. More details will be available later.
In the evening of the second conference day Thursday 16 June the participants are welcome to the conference dinner in Restaurant Aitiopaikka (address: Itsenäisyydenaukio 2, Turku).
Tickets for the dinner cost 60 EUR (incl. VAT) and can be purchased on-line during the registration process.
A quota of rooms has been reserved for the Conference participants in hotels in the city centre. The reservations will be made on “first come, first served” basis. The hotel quotas are valid until 15 May 2022.