Social events

June 6-10, 2004

Sunday, 6 June 19:00-20:30

Welcoming Reception hosted by City of Jyväskylä
- free for participants
- the venue is City Hall (address Vapaudenkatu 32, in the centre of Jyväskylä) 

Monday, 7 June 19:00-22:00

Boat Cruise on Lake Päijänne (min. 20 participants required)
- price 49 EUR including 3-hour tour on a steamer, meal and beer or wine.
- the boat, an old steamer, will be cruising along Lake Päijänne, the second biggest lake of Finland. You can enjoy the typical lakeland scenery of the central part of the country and spend the night in a relaxed atmosphere with your colleagues networking and exchanging experiences.

Tuesday, 8 June 13:00-

Conference excursions (two alternative tours, included in the conference fee)

Excursion to Pyhä-Häkki National Park, Saarijärvi (4,5 hours approx.)
- bus tour to national park (70 km), guided walk in the park, snacks and coffee at camp fire
- The untouched old forests of Pyhä-Häkki National Park are a sight worth experiencing. Its natural beauty was cherished as long ago as at the turn of the 19th century. Pyhä-Häkki is considered to be one of Finland's most noteworthy virgin forests, characterised by bird, insect and plant species associated with very old forests.

Alvar Aalto tour of Jyväskylä (3 hours)
- guided bus tour of the city with special emphasis on Alvar Aalto's architecture, visit to the University main campus and Alvar Aalto museum, coffee served in the University cafeteria.
- Jyväskylä is known worldwide as the town of the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. He has designed a showcase of buildings in Jyväskylä. The Alvar Aalto Museum, a special museum of architecture, will also be visited. It is housed in a building designed by Aalto. The museum functions as an Aalto information centre, and it offers a permanent exhibition of Aalto's work on show in the museum. The new permanent exhibition on Alvar Aalto was opened at the beginning of 1998, the centenary of Aalto's birth.

Wednesday, 9 June 19:00-23:30

Conference dinner at Savutuvan Apaja (included in the conference fee)
- The evening will be spent in the unique atmosphere of Savutuvan Apaja (ca. 13 km away from the city centre), which is a reconstructed traditional Finnish homestead on Lake Päijänne, typical Finnish dinner will be served, bus transportation.
- Savutuvan Apaja presents a large number of old reconstructed buildings decorated with old furniture and utencils from ancient times. 



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