Social Program

Welcome Reception

Time: Monday, July 4, at 19.00-20.30
Venue: Aleksinkulma
Address: Aleksanterinkatu 9, 90100 Oulu
How to get there: By walk (20 minutes)

The SPAWC 2022 welcome reception, organized by the City of Oulu, will be held on Monday, July 4th, at 19:00, in Aleksinkulma, in the centre of Oulu. The welcome reception is included in the conference participation fee for everyone.

Aleksinkulma is located a 20-minute walk (1.3 km) from the conference venue, with the route going through the nice park area of Hupisaaret.

Banquet Dinner

Time: Tuesday, July 5, at 19.00-23:00
Venue: Maikkulan Kartano
Address: Maikkulanrinne 21, 90240 Oulu
How to get there: Bus transportation
Dress code: Smart casual

The SPAWC 2022 banquet dinner will take place on Tuesday, July 5th, at 19:00, in Maikkulan Kartano (Maikkula Mansion), located by the Oulujoki river. The banquet dinner is included for each non-student registrant. Remember to get your banquet ticket upon registration on-site.

The banquet dinner venue can be reached most easily by the complimentary bus transportation. Two busses leave from Lasaretti at 18:15. Busses leave from Maikkulan Kartano at 22:00 and at approximately 23:00.
After the dinner, there will be two Finnish saunas (traditional smoke sauna and wood stove sauna) available for those willing to experience Finnish sauna culture. Everything needed will be provided, so you can simply walk in. These include towels, shampoo, shower gels. Sauna can be entered naked, or you can bring and wear your own swimsuit.

Read about Finnish sauna etiquette here.