The ECCB2018 is proud to welcome you in Jyväskylä, Finland.
The ECCB2018 conference will take place in the Jyväskylä Paviljonki located by the lake Jyväsjärvi, just less than 10 min walk from the Jyväskylä city centre. Paviljonki hosts hundreds of meetings per year. The conference centre’s experience of major events is comprehensive and modern technology is the key to implementing technically demanding events. The meeting rooms, exhibition halls and restaurants are all under the same roof -right in the city centre and within easy walking distance from the main hotels and the train station. One of the hotels is our very own Paviljonki hotel, located right next to the conference premises. The venue also is situated in a scenic position by Lake Jyväsjärvi.
Paviljonki has several lecture and meeting rooms seating 10 to 200 persons. The conference centre’s specialty is the unique, flexible auditorium with 1200 seats. In addition, 20 000 m2 of exhibition space can be modified to meet the requirements of diverse company events, exhibitions and other large-scale events. Several events can be hosted simultaneously in the premises. Exhibitions may also be extended into the large courtyard area.
Sustainability and ecological values
Jyväskylä Paviljonki is technologically advanced eco-conscious venue wih an active recycling program to conserve energy, decrease paper waste and encourage recycling. Also the business partners and subcontractors respect the same values. Products are purchased with regard to their environmental effect during their life cycle. As a rule, ecolabel products are favored. All recyclable material is duly collected and recycled, aiming at minumum amount of waste.
Jyväskylä is the capital of Central Finland, and is located in the middle of area full of lakes. The city has some 136 000 inhabitants, and the university is one of the biggest ones in Finland. Jyväskylä is an active and attractive city of sports and well-being located in the heart of the beautiful Finnish lake district. Jyväskylä is renowned as a city of education and sports and as a centre for a wide range of events. Culture lovers can enjoy a voyage into the creations of world-famous architect Alvar Aalto, as Jyväskylä is his home city. The region boasts almost 30 buildings designed by Aalto, representing all of his styles – which more than anywhere else in the world. They are complemented by new, modern buildings forming a compact city centre with youthful appeal. In Jyväskylä the social programme is always a surprise.
- Take a tour to the city and the venue by looking at this video.
- The official travel site of Finland
- Jyväskylä Region
The City of Jyväskylä has embarked on a journey where economic success can be found through responsible actions that not only are sustainable but also increase well-being in the city. This phenomenon is called Resource Wisdom. Ultimately, the goal of Resource Wisdom is to create a waste-free, emission-free, rationally consuming city of sustainable well-being. Resource Wisdom is also implemented as a cooperation model between local residents, business and communities.
University of Jyväskylä
The conference is organized by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences. Jyväskylä possesses a highly popular multidisciplinary university with a total of six faculties and about 16 000 students. The core fields in research and education are natural sciences, sport and health sciences, and teacher education. The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science has defined research on natural resources and environment as a strategic focal research area. This wide-ranging research area focuses on the effect of human impact on the environment and the sustainable use of natural resources, and aims to provide tools for reducing harmful impacts of human activities on nature. This area integrates terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem research, as well as conservation and management of natural resources in inland lakes and their catchment areas. The department also hosts the Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions designated by the Academy of Finland which has been operational since 2012. Here the aim is to understand interactions that affect living organisms and their population properties and adaptations to a changing environment, including human-induced changes in species habitats and climate.