Helsinki, 17 August 2001
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Helsinki on the 29th of August. This letter contains some up-to-date information about the symposium.
The symposium will be held at the House of Sciences (Tieteiden Talo), in
lecture rooms 104 and 505. The exhibitions will take place in the 5th
floor hall. As a reminder: the address is Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki. The
symposium web page http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/el.html contains a
link to a map of Helsinki with a searchable street index.
The program of the symposium has undergone some changes. Unfortunately,
Stephen Wurm has had to cancel his plenary lecture for health reasons,
and there are a couple of other cancellations, as well. Please check the
changes in the web http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/el-prog.html.
SOME RECOMMENDED PREPARATIONS
Please note that there will be no special abstract booklet. If you wish to have the abstracts of the presentations on paper, you should print them yourself. They can be found at: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/endabs.htm.
If you have paid the participation fee in advance, please take the
receipt with you. If you plan to pay upon arrival, note that we
can only accept cash payment.
THE SOCIAL PROGRAM
On Wednesday evening, a small reception will be held at the House of Sciences after the presentations.
On Friday evening, there is an informal dinner at 19.30 at the
restaurant Panimo on the Suomenlinna fortification island. It will be a buffet in the "archipelago
style". The price of the dinner is 100 FIM. Since the restaurant needs to be informed of the
number of people taking part in
the dinner in advance, we will be asking you to register for the dinner
on Wednesday morning. The menu will be available at the registration desk.
INFORMATION FOR THOSE GIVING A PRESENTATION
When taking copies of your handouts, please note that the number of participants is around 110 and that the presentations are divided into two sections.
Both lecture rooms have an overhead projector and a blackboard. If you
need any other equipment, let us know prior to the symposium.
Please remember that the presentation should not exceed 20 minutes (+8
minutes for discussion).
INFORMATION ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Helsinki City Transport offers a five-day tourist ticket for 75
FIM (also available, 3-day ticket for 50 FIM and 1-day ticket for 25 FIM).
This ticket also enables you to travel to the
Suomenlinna island, which is where the dinner will take
place on Friday night. For further information (e.g. where to buy
tickets etc.), visit http://www.hel.fi/HKL/index_e.html.
If you have any questions, please use the address of the organizing
committee firstname.lastname@example.org, as before. The address email@example.com reaches all the
participants of the symposium.
Welcome to Helsinki!
On behalf of the organizers,
Ps. The weather in Finland is unpredictable. In the end of August, it
may still be warm, but be prepared for autumn temperatures!