Travel & Fees

Travel & Fees

Registration Fee: $500USD (due at time of registration following acceptance). Registration includes all meals and accommodations from 4 - 10 August and all meeting publications. Fee is due at the time of registration and any registration grants will be applied at the time of payment.

Travel: Attendees are responsible for their own travel to and from the school and details regarding travel will be provided to those accepted.

Visa: Please check with your home country on VISA requirements and if you need a VISA letter contact us and we will have one emailed to you.

Grants: Travel and registration grants will be available based on need.

Other Funding Sources to Consider: Grant funds are limited and you should research all potential funding support such as your university, organization, or government for alternative funding opportunities.


Location of the school

Huhmarisentie 4383700 Polvijärvi, Finland


The scientific program begins on Monday, August 5th and ends on Friday, August 9th, 2019.

The program will include invited lectures and poster presentations from students.

List of invited speakers can be found at here including topics and biographies.

The lecture slides will be available to attendees following the school.

Travel Details

The distance between Joensuu and Holiday Centre Huhmari is about 30 km. Joensuu can be easily reached by plane or train from Helsinki. Bus transportation between Joensuu and the Holiday Centre "Huhmari" will be arranged by organizers.

Reaching Joensuu by plane

When you travel to Finland by plane, you will most likely arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. There are several flights per day between Helsinki-Vantaa and Joensuu with Finnair. Timetables can be found at http://www.finnair.com.

Reaching Joensuu by train

If you wish to spend the night in downtown Helsinki, you can begin your train journey from the Helsinki railway station. The railway link between Helsinki and Joensuu is operated by VR. There are several daily connections, the travel should take between about four and half hours. If you arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa airport and wish to continue by train to Joensuu, you should take the local train from airport to Tikkurila train station where you can board the intercity train to Joensuu. See https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport/access/trains for detailed instructions. The travel between the airport and Tikkurila takes about 10 minutes.

If you travel by train from Moscow or St Petersburg, you need to change a train at Kouvola station. Timetables, pricing and other details can be found in the VR website.

Reaching Joensuu by car

The distance between Helsinki and Joensuu is around 450 km , i.e. the journey may require up to six hours. You may rent a car from the major international car rental companies at Helsinki-Vantaa airport, Helsinki or at the Joensuu airport.