Gamers in Society, Play in Culture

Practical info

Seminar venue

The seminar will be held at lecture hall A3 at the University of Tampere Main Building. See details from the map.

The lecture room is equipped with computer, projector and internet connection. By default we have support for MS Power Point and PDF slide shows. It is possible to use your own laptop computer (without network connection).

Getting to Tampere

From Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP)
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located about 15 kilometres from the centre of Tampere. There is a bus connection from airport to the centre (oneway ticket costs 3,80 euros; can be bought from driver; timetable for airport busses). The taxi fare is from 25 to 30 euros.

From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL)
Tampere is 180 kilometres northwest from Helsinki. From Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a frequent and comfortable bus connection to the center of Tampere (duration: approx. 2,5 hours). There are also daily flights between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP), the flight time being 30 minutes.


There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Tampere, ranging from modern first-class hotels to smaller traditional hotels and dormitories. We recommend Omena Hotel Tampere. Tampere tourist information provides information about other accommodation options.