Conference Venue

The conference will be organised at the Turku School of Economics (TSE). TSE provides research and higher education in the field of business science.

Turku School of Economics
University of Turku
Street address: Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, 20500 Turku, Finland (see the location)

The TSE is situated in an area well-served by transportation. Both the Helsinki motorway and the electric railway are adjacent to us. It’s only 1 km to the Kupittaa railway station, 3 km to the main railroad station, 2 km to the bus station, 5 km to the harbor and 9 km to the airport.

From the market place you can take one of these buses to the TSE: 4, 40, 2, 2A, 51, 53, 54, 50, 55 or 320. Bus-stops at the market place.


Conference Dinner

In the evening of the first conference day the participants are welcome to the “Carbon Footprint” Conference Dinner at the Restaurant Hus Lindman, which is located in a historic environment by the river Aura, Piispankatu 15.

Reduced conference fee does not include the “Carbon footprint” dinner. This is an additional cost of 40 euros and it can purchased as you register for the conference. Reduced fee applies to Graduate and Post graduates as well as for the participants attending only one of the conference days.

Hus Lindman Piispankatu 15, Turku (see the location) tel. +358 2 400 446 100


Additional Evening Programme

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the evening of Friday the 7th June the participants are welcome to join a dinner cruise and dancing on the quays on the bare island of Loistokari.

Island of Loistokari is set in a beautiful place in the middle of Airisto. On the island is small picturesque cottage build in 1880’s for the guard of Loistokari. In the evenings island is resort for steamship S/S Ukkopekka’s entertainment and evening cruises. At the island of Loistokari there is an archipelago buffet with delicious smoked and cooked over an open fire fish, with extra dishes and BBQ-menu. After dining Loistokari offers you dancing on the quay with live music. Come and enjoy at the steamship s/s Ukkopekka!

Cruise will take place on Friday the 7th June, at 19.00-23.00.
Additional cost 52 euros/person, including cruise and dinner (drinks not included, children at the age 3-14: -50 %).
Remember to sign up for the cruise on the registration form!


Conference Organisers

Finland Futures Research CentreFinland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) is a multidisciplinary academic research organisation. The Centre also provides higher education programmes in Futures Studies. Finland Futures Research Centre is the only academic futures research organisation in Finland and also largest within the Nordic Region. The Centre was established in 1992 as subdivision of the Turku School of Economics. Since the beginning of the year 2010 the Finland Futures Research Centre has been transformed into a special independent unit of the University of Turku.

Finland Futures AcademyFinland Futures Academy (FFA) is national education and research network in the field of futures studies for universities. The network is co-ordinated by the FFRC at the University of Turku, and it has 9 member universities. FFA organises an annual summer course parallel to the conference. The teaching structure of the course follows the current topic of the conference and the students are expected to participate in presentations and workshops. Further information.

MTT Agrifood Research FinlandMTT Agrifood Research Finland is leading research institute developing sustainability and competitiveness of the food system. The MTT conducts research within five research areas which utilize the expertise of the entire organization. Operating under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, MTT employs around 750 people at 15 locations across Finland.


About the Futures Conferences

Each year, the FFRC organises its annual conference, an invaluable opportunity for meeting, exchanging and debating current topics related in futures studies and foresight. With approximately 100–200 individual participants attending from all over the world, international researchers, organisational delegates, business people and students convene to the FFRC annual conferences in the spirit of futures-oriented information, research, analysis and collaboration.

Conferences are held in the three Finnish cities where the FFRC units are located: Turku, Tampere and Helsinki. The activities of the annual conference include keynote speeches and panels in plenary sessions as well as papers presented in parallel sessions. Researchers are invited to submit papers for presentation at the annual conferences. It is hoped that papers presented represent a broad spectrum of futures studies and current topic related each year.

More about the Futures Conferences


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