Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Mauno Koivisto Centre, which was named after President Mauno Koivisto a respected politician from Turku.

The Mauno Koivisto Centre offers a great place of assembly and other related services at the BioCity, situated at the centre of the Turku Science Park. The Centre has excellent transport connections and is located nearby the city centre.

Address:  Tykistökatu 6 A, 20520 Turku (on the map)
Telephone: +358 2 410 1630

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Conference Dinner

In the evening of the first conference day the participants are welcome to the Conference Dinner at the Turku Castle, which is located about 3 kms from city center, in the address “Linnankatu 80”.

The castle can be reached by local bus (line 1), or if you have time, by nice walk or bike ride along the riverside.

The evening will begin at 7.00 p.m. Please, remember to sign in for the dinner when you register.

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Conference Organisers

Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) is a multidisciplinary academic research organisation. The Centre also provides higher education programmes in Futures Studies. Finland Futures Research Centre is the only academic futures research organisation in Finland and also largest within the Nordic Region. The Centre was established in 1992 as subdivision of the Turku School of Economics. Since the beginning of the year 2010 the Finland Futures Research Centre has been transformed into a special independent unit of the University of Turku.

Finland Futures Academy (FFA) is national education and research network in the field of futures studies for universities. The network is co-ordinated by the FFRC at the University of Turku, and it has 9 member universities. FFA organises an annual summer course parallel to the conference. The teaching structure of the course follows the current topic of the conference and the students are expected to participate in presentations and workshops. Further information.

The Finnish Youth Research Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1988, for the purpose of promoting multidisciplinary youth research in Finland. The goal of the society is to develop youth research

About the Futures Conferences

Each year, the FFRC organises its annual conference, an invaluable opportunity for meeting, exchanging and debating current topics related in futures studies and foresight. With approximately 100–200 individual participants attending from all over the world, international researchers, organisational delegates, business people and students convene to the FFRC annual conferences in the spirit of futures-oriented information, research, analysis and collaboration.

Conferences are held in the three Finnish cities where the FFRC units are located: Turku, Tampere and Helsinki. The activities of the annual conference include keynote speeches and panels in plenary sessions as well as papers presented in parallel sessions. Researchers are invited to submit papers for presentation at the annual conferences. It is hoped that papers presented represent a broad spectrum of futures studies and current topic related each year.

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