Social program

The ECAART12 is proud to welcome you in Jyväskylä, Finland. Jyväskylä is an active and attractive city of sports and well-being located in the heart of the beautiful Finnish lake district. Our social programme will enable you to discover our town as well as its beautiful surrounding area. The Social Program is open to all participants. We warmly welcome you to participate in all of these events. The final program will be updated on our website and will also be given to you upon your arrival.

Please remember to indicate your participation to the social program even though the events are included in the registration fee as the number of the participants needs to be confirmed in advance. Therefore on-site registration to the social program might not be possible.

The social program

Welcome Reception on Sunday 3rd of July, 2016 at 19:00 – 21:00 in Agora hall

  • The congress welcome reception offers delegates a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy informal drinks with colleagues and associates as part of the warm welcome to the 12th European Conference on Accelerators in Applied Research and Technology.
  • High Voltage Engineering Europa B.V. is gratefully acknowledged for sponsoring this event.

Guided tours in the Jyväskylä on Monday 4th of July, 2016 at 10:30 – 12:30 

  • For accompanying persons walk to the center of the city showing the main museums, attractions and shopping areas on Monday morning. Learn about the history and architecture of the campus and city of Jyväskylä.
  • Departure in front of the Agora at 10:30. Transportation back to the Agora at 12:30. 

Conference excursion: The Varjola guesthouse Wednesday 6th of July, 2016

  • Varjola farm has a wide range of activities and organised experiences: white water rafting and other forms of adventure in. You will have a wonderful chance to enjoy Finnish culture, spend time outdoors. Possibilities for walks in the nature, white water rafting and games.  In Varjola area there is traditional Finnish Smoke saunas offer you a relaxing experience that you will never forget. You do not need towels.
  • Busses will take us there from Agora at 13:30 so please be on time! There is bus transportation back to the Agora after the dinner at 21:30.
  • Please note: Suitable clothes for outdoor activities. You do not need towels.

Conference Dinner at Savutuvan Apaja on Thursday 7th of July, 2016

  • Finland is the land of thousands lakes and Jyväskylä lies in the very center of the Finnish Lake District. The conference participants will be offered an opportunity to enjoy the peaceful lake scenery with typical Finnish summer cottages along the shore by taking an evening cruise on Lake Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland. After cruising about an hour on the lake, the boat will come ashore at Savutuvan Apaja where the dinner will be served in a unique atmosphere. Savutuvan Apaja consists of over 30 peasant buildings, the oldest of which is over 200 years old. The yard with its historic buildings built of timber let you experience what it was like living in Central Finland in the past. 
  • M/s Suomen Suvi cruise ship will take us Savutuvan Apaja from Hotel Alba at 16.45 and Jyväskylä harbor at 17:00. There is bus transportation back to the Agora with a stop at the Travel Center after the dinner at 24:00.
  • Dress: The night can get bit chilly, so you better have some warmer clothes with you.
  • A cruise ship will be taking us to our destination through breathtakingly beautiful water way (see photos)

Other freetime activities

There is no fixed program for Monday and Tuesday evenings but there is much to do in Jyväskylä. There will be several companies presenting their outdoor activities during the welcome reception of Sunday. There is also a possibility to see top level insert: Finnish baseball (our national sport) on Tuesday evening at 18:00, please sign in at the info desk. The baseball match will be free for the conference participants, other activities are at own expense.

Adventure park

  • Are you ready to have lots of fun and experiences in nature at the Adventure Park in the Laajavuori Ski Resort area? After guidance you'll be able to go around the adventure park independently. In the woods you'll find 5 tracks, including 62 different balance and courage requiring obstacles and several rope slides.
  • The price: 22,50 € including guidance. Gloves 3 € additional fee.
  • Show the name tag so you can get discount. 

Disc Golf

  • Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc. Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. One of the great features disc golf shares with traditional golf is that they are both played in beautiful settings.
  • The price: 20 € per person including guidance and discs. The minimum number of participants is 10 person.

Canoe Tours

  • Monday and Tuesday evening at 18:30
  • Popular guided canoeing tour takes us to peaceful lake or river. This is truly one of the best ways to enjoy the country of thousands lakes!

gr8wake by Jyväsjärvi lake

  • Cable ski park for water sports between Mattilanniemi campus and Jyväskylä Harbour. 
  • Standup paddleboarding in Lake Jyväsjärvi.

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