ELN2024 – Information

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English as a Lingua Nordica – Language in a Changing World

The ELN2024 conference will be held in Turku/Åbo, Finland, at Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki from 30 to 31 August 2024. 

See Programme here.


We offer our partners a range of packages, including visibility both at the event and beforehand, on this website and on social media. If you are interested to sponsor the conference, please fill in this form.


Registration will open in May 2024, including price information. 

City: Turku/Åbo & getting around

Turku/Åbo is a bilingual (Finnish and Swedish) city in southwest Finland, with a direct ferry link to Stockholm, train connections to Helsinki and Tampere, and a strong tradition of language and translation studies at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi.

More information at Visit Turku and City of Turku

Turku Map Service

To order a taxi, you can make use of the 02 Taksi service that covers several companies. 

Information about public transportation in Turku.

Venue: Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki

The venue, Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki, is located at the heart of the Turku Science Park, enclosed between university buildings very close to Kupittaa railway station and Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa, about 2 km from the city center. The street address of the venue’s main entrance is Lemminkäisenkatu 12 B

Our main conference room is the Cave. During the breaks, refreshments will be served outside the Cave, and the Showroom has seats and tables that can be used for checking emails, for example. The other workshop rooms available are the Workshop and Amfiteatteri

Travel: ferry from Stockholm or Travemünde

Turku can be reached by ferry from Stockholm or Travemünde using Viking Line, Tallink-Silja or Finnlines

Travel: by air, train, or bus

You can fly to Helsinki or Turku airport and/or take a train to Kupittaa or Turku railway station or a bus from Helsinki to Turku. There are several bus operators, including Matkahuolto and OnniBus.  For the latest information on trains in August, please follow VR News.

Accommodation: Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa & Hotel Scandic Julia

We have negotiated special conference prices with two hotels, one very close to the venue and the other in the city center, about 2 km from the venue. If you want to book a room in either of them, make your reservation through their website in good time, using the code BELN24 for Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa and BENG290824 for Hotel Scandic Julia. 

Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa

Hotel Scandic Julia  

Alternatively, you can find your own accommodation using sites such as Booking.com or Trivago.