In order to make you and your accompanying persons visit to ECCB2018 as enjoyable as possible, accompanying guests of the congress will have the opportunity to register for several tours which will give the opportunity to enjoy different places of this beautiful Jyväskylä. You have change to learn about the history and architecture of the campus and city of Jyväskylä. Some of the exciting elements of the programme are detailed below. Please note the information will be updated on this website as further details become available.
Description: A full-day tour to the small town of Mänttä to enjoy art, culture and delicious food. We will take guided tours in the Serlachius Museums which originate from well-known art collector Gösta Serlachius’s life work. The Gösta Museum showcases contemporary art, as well as the pearls of the Golden Age of Finnish art. The Gustaf Museum is located in the former head office of the historical forest combine G.A. Serlachius Ltd. and there one can acquaint oneself with the colorful history and magnificent architecture of the building. In Restaurant Gösta we will have a delicious lunch made from local high quality summer season products. In the way back to Jyväskylä we will visit in the Old Church of Petäjävesi, the UNESCO World Heritage Church renowned worldwide as a masterpiece of Nordic log construction.
- Schedule: Bus will take the participants to the small city of Mänttä (approximately one hour drive from Jyväskylä).
- Departure in front of the Agora at 9:00. Transportation back to the Agora at 18:30.
Description: Jyväskylä is the home town of the internationally renowned architect and designer Alvar Aalto. We will offer a guided few kilometer walking tour in the center of Jyväskylä to visit buildings designed by Aalto. The tour will end to the Alvar Aalto Museum and to the Café Alvar, where we will enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of delicious cake. There is also an opportunity to explore the Museum independently.
- Schedule: Departure from the Compass Square in the parade within walking distance from the congress center. Duration 2 hours.
Society jams - Open Stage at Poppari
Description: An open stage for congress participants in Poppari Live Music club!