The Summit main event is organized at Dipoli at Aalto University campus, a 20 drive from the Helsinki center. Please note that on Summit days, transportation is organized for summit guests from hotel to Summit venue and back, free of charge.
Dipoli is the main building of Aalto University and was established in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged. In global university rankings, Aalto University is at the top of its fields. The university is named in honour of Alvar Aalto, a prominent Finnish architect and designer who was also instrumental in designing a large part of the university's main campus in Otaniemi in in the 1950s.
The Dipoli building was originally designed in 1966 by Raili and Reima Pietilä as the new university building for technology students. The bedrock and surrounding forest have inspired the sculptural copper and granite facade, which is a Finnish architectural gem. Renovated and reopened in 2017, Dipoli is today a popular stage for encounters and events for students, the university and its partners. In Dipoli Finnish design, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand.
Dipoli, Aalto University
The pre-summit event for teacher unions is held at the OAJ headquarters meeting facility OAJ Valopiha. Valopiha meeting facility is located at Akavatalo, in Itä-Pasila, Helsinki
Transfers to and from the Crowne Plaza Helsinki hotel will be available free of charge. Please see the pre-summit programme for departure times.
The transfers will stop in front of Akavatalo. Participants will find the main entrance by ascending the stairs to the pedestrian level.
The main entrance is located on the left, address: Kellosilta 7.
Several rooms are reserved for the ISTP participants in the Crowne Plaza Helsinki hotel, which is located by the idyllic Töölönlahti Bay, a short tram ride or approximately 10 minute walk from the Helsinki center. With the location opposite the Finnish National Opera and the beautiful Töölönlahti Bay you will be close to both nature an culture. Other nearby locations are the Olympic Stadium, Finlandia Hall, House of Parliament, the Finnish National Museum and Helsinki Music Centre.
Crowne Plaza Helsinki
The Pre-Summit Dinner for Ministers will be held in Studio Rex, situated in the centre of Amos Rex.
Amos Rex is an art museum where the past, present and future meet, opened in central Helsinki at the end of August 2018. Amos Rex is a meeting place for art and urban culture, consisting of new underground exhibition spaces, the old Lasipalatsi (Glass palace) from 1936 and its Bio Rex cinema, as well as a vibrant event forum on Lasipalatsi Square, which serves as the roof of the exhibition hall.
In the Katajanokka district near the centre of Helsinki, a restaurant with a unique milieu stands looking up at the Uspenski Cathedral. Sipuli Restaurant is located in a block of five integrated buildings, initially used as warehouses. This block was built between 1867 and 1903, and the height of the buildings was increased in 1913. The original design was planned by Master Builder Theodor Croll with the assistance of Paul Björk, a construction designer, and Waldemar Aspelin, an architect. The large and bright Winter Garden is where the Summit Dinner will take place.
Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo
Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo