Conference Details

Here you will find some useful information for the conference and organising your travelling to and from Lahti.

IMPORTANT DATES
The 1st International VIBRAC Conference is taking place in Lahti from 14. - 15. October 2016. Be sure to register for the event.

The deadline for registration is September 24th 2016. Queries on this can be sent to elsa.campbell@vibrac.fi.

REGISTRATION
The registration fee for the conference is €300. This includes refreshments/tea/coffee and lunch and dinner on both conference days. The deadline for registration is September 24th, 2016. There is a student fee of €200; a valid student ID must be presented.

Send the registration fee (to arrive by 24.09.2016) to Nordea Bank EINO ROIHA-SÄÄTIÖ, P.O. Box 35, 40014 University of Jyväskylä, IBAN FI77 1838 3000 0321 36, BIC: NDEAFIHH with subject VIBRAC Konferenssi/Conference . Only registration received by this date will be counted as valid registration - sending an email alone will not be considered as full registration.

LEVEL I TRAINING DAY
The VIBRAC Centre is also organising a satellite event to the conference. Level I Training will take place the day before the conference starts, on October 13, from 10:00 - 17:00 at Wanha Walimo, Vesijärvenkatu 25, Lahti, Finland. Spaces on the course are limited, so send an email to elsa.campbell@vibrac.fi soon to reserve your spot!

Registration to the Training Day closes on September 9, 2016.

Conference Venue
The conference will take place in Wanha Walimo, which is located at Vesijärvenkatu 25, 15140 Lahti, which is about a 15 - 20 minute walk from the train/ bus station. See their website for more information http://www.casseli.fi/walimon-casseli/ravintola-walimon-casseli.

Programme
The preliminary programme will last from 9:00 - 18:00 each day. This will include oral presentations, workshops, and exhibits from international presenters. The exhibits will be a chance for low-frequency sound vibration manufacturers to present their wares. Social events will be organised for the evenings.

Accommodation
There are several options for accommodation during the conference.

Kauppahotelli Grand is located on Hämeenkatu 4. When quoting the code “VIBRAC” in your correspondence with the hotel, rates for a single room are €70/night, €84/night for a double room and €80/night for a single person in a double room – all including breakfast.
Contact: grand@avainhotellit.fi or Tel. +358 (0)3 54 400. This offer is available until September 15th.

Scandic Lahti is located on Vesijärvenkatu 1. Rates for this room (code: VIBRAC) are €89/night for a single room, and €103/night for a double room, including breakfast. This offer is also valid until September 15th. Contact: +358 9 473 99 472 or meeting.lahti@scandichotels.com

A third option is Cumulus. Kauppakatu 10, 15140 Lahti. Tel: +358 200 48 127 || https://www.cumulus.fi/hotellit/cumulus-lahti. Please contact the hotel directly for rates.

These hotels are located within a 15-minute walk of the conference venue.

Another option is to rent an apartment through Forenom Aparthotel (forenom.fi) or AirBnB.

Travelling to/from Lahti
For travelling to and from Lahti, either a bus or train is possible. Buses can be booked online (or tickets bought directly from the driver with cash) from matkahuolto.fi.
Train tickets can be bought online from vr.fi or also from train staff/kiosks.

The bus leaves directly from Helsinki-Vantaa airport from both terminal 1 (shelter 13-14) and terminal 2 (shelter 24-25). The train also leaves from the airport, with the exit to the platforms in between terminals 1 & 2 – the exit is signposted clearly.

Contact Information
For more details, questions, or queries on attending the conference and how to get to Lahti, as well as accommodation possibilities, please contact elsa.campbell@vibrac.fi or send a message to the Facebook page "Vibrac Skille-Lehikoinen Centre for Vibroacoustic Therapy and Training".