Worlds 2005 - Main


Getting There


Turku has an airport, and bus connections from there to the hostel and from the hostel to the event location are very good. Both the hostel and the event location are in or very near the center of Turku. People coming from Sweden might consider taking a Silja Line or Viking Line ship from Stockholm to Turku.


The event will be held in a conference room called Turku-sali (street address Rehtoripellonkatu 4) at the University of Turku.

The cost for attending is 15 euro.


We have initially booked some rooms from a local youth hostel for 11th-15th of August. Almost all rooms are four bed rooms, and at request we might be able to offer a two bed room, but please don't ask for it unless you really need the privacy. The prices are 18 EUR per person for a four bed room, and 23 EUR per person for a two bed room per night. That price includes a buffet-type breakfast which is served 6.00 am – 10.00 am.

Please note that bed linen cost an extra 4,70 EUR, so you might consider bringing your own (or a bottom sheet and a sleeping bag). People wishing to stay at this hostel should inform me about it, also let me know if you have some preference who you would share your room with. I need to confirm the rooms by the end of May, so please hurry. In order to confirm a place for you at the hostel, I will also need to receive payment from you by that time.

Naturally there are also other hotels and hostels in Turku.


I can receive payments by bank transfer, Western Union Money Transfer and Paypal. If you are using bank transfer from outside the European Union, please pay costs for both parties (you and me) and send payment in Euros. If you are using Western Union Money Transfer, please E-mail the control number to me or send it as SMS. People sending money via Paypal, please add one Euro to the total. Here is all the information you need:

My Bank: Turun Seudun Osuuspankki
My Bank's BIC (bank code/SWIFT-address): OKOYFIHH
My account number: 571222-439705
My IBAN: FI5357122240039705
My name: Mikko Vihtemäki
My address: Savikatu 3 A 14, 20540 Turku, Finland
My Paypal account:
Phone: (+358) 40 589 9942