Social Program

Preliminary Program

Due to the global corona virus crisis, these dates and events will be updated closer the new date of June 2-4, 2021.  

Pre-conference event 

Tuesday 19.05.2020Pre-conference event
9:00Bus to Herrankukkaro
9:45Welcome to Herrankukkaro
10:00–12:30A boat trip to the nearby island and the realm of the bootleg king during the period of the Finnish Prohibition. The trip will be made in a traditional fyke boat to the shores of the island Nimetön. We will visit the cave, which served as the hiding place for prohibited alcohol, taste some samples and listen to stories about the interesting bootlegging period. At the end of the trip, we will enjoy campfire coffee at the beach shelter.
14:00–16:00Herrankukkaro’s village smoke sauna has been built according to Finnish tradition and is intended for small groups. The sauna can accommodate up to 30 people. The steam of the village sauna is unique and individualistic – and like every hot, moist breath in a smoke sauna: always worth the experience.

The village smoke sauna is located in the same area as the heated baths of Kaislikko¬kypylä and the underground smoke sauna.
18:00City hall reception

Science slam on Wednesday 20 May


As part of the social programme, the RC28 committee would like to invite you to participate in a science slam competition with a free drink for presenters and the winner receiving a prize.

The competition will take place on Wednesday the 20thof May from 18:30-20:30 at the gastropub Koulu (school) in Turku City Centre.

The topic of the science slam is

How can we change/reduce inequalities

The science slam includes short scientific talks 3mins in length that are easy to follow and afterwards the audience gets to vote who presented their topic the best.

The important thing is not only the content (=incl. science and making world better) but also to explain it in an understandable, entertaining and concise way.

Presenters can include one or two slides and or a prop of their choice to aid their talk.

Registration for the competition is on the conference registration form. If you have already registered and would like to participate, send an email to If you are interested in giving a talk you will need to send us a short punchline based on your research.

Let’s see what we can do to change the world!

Turku Food Walk

A walking tour to sample all of the River Aura´s finest delicacies!

The River Aura Beach. Photo: City of Turku, Arto Takala
The River Aura Beach. Photo: City of Turku, Arto Takala

Spend a day in Turku experiencing new delightlful tastes and enjoying the summertime riverside. The Turku Food Walk card will lead you straight to the heart of Turku’s restaurant culture. The route along the banks of the River Aura takes you to authentically local restaurants that offer the most delicious tastes in Turku.

Choose your favourite five from the ten restaurants and start your tasting tour.

You can buy the Turku Food Walk card when you registrate to our Conference.

Important Notes

  • Please note that you'll receive the card when you come to Turku.
  • GROUPS: if you are a bigger group (4 persons or more) please make a table reservation directly with the restaurants.
  • During weekends, please book a table beforehand.

Food Walk Restaurants