Social Events

ESEB2019 – European Society for Evolutionary Biology

Welcome reception

Monday, 19 August, 18.00-21.00

Join your colleagues for a welcome reception at the congress venue Logomo on Monday evening, at 18.00.

Finger food served until 19:30. Includes 2 complimentary drinks and additional drinks available for purchase until 21.

Free of charge for the participants, but pre-registration is required.

Logomo, address: Köydenpunojankatu 14, Turku.

Logomo is a centre for culture, arts and creative economy operating from the defunct locomotive workshop near the main railway station, the busstation and close to Turku city centre.  A pedestrian bridge provides access from the main railway station to Logomo. Walking from the Market Square takes about 20 minutes.

Congress dinner at Moomin World

Saturday, 24 August, 18.30-03.00

The congress will be concluded with the conference dinner held in Moomin World. In this children’s culture classic that operates in Naantali, where the Archipelago Sea and Naantali’s Old Town with its wooden houses meet.

Tove Jansson was a Finnish writer and a visual artist, whose Moomin characters are known all over the world. Moomin World is an ode to fairy tales and a tribute to Tove Jansson’s imagination, located in south-west coast of Finland, in the island of Kailo, in Naantali. Moomin World can be reached within 20 minutes from the downtown of Turku.

Who knows, maybe we will get to meet the Moomins during the dinner, come along to spend a memorable evening!

Dinner tickets:
Students: 25 – 30 eur
Regular participants: 40 – 50 eur
Accompanying persons: included in the accompanying person fee
Children 3 – 12 years: 25 eur
Children 0 – 2 years: free of charge
Please note: dinner tickets after the early-bird registration deadline 50 eur and tickets on-site 60 eur!

Tickets include buffet dinner and 2 drink tickets (soft drinks for children).

Transportation to congress dinner

Bus transportation is arranged free of charge for the congress dinner in Moomin World (departure at 17.45 from Turku).

If you would instead like travel by boat (one way) through the beautiful archipelago, there is an extra charge 15 eur. The trip takes about 1 hour.
(Limited number of seats, reservations for the boat trip through registration form). The boat leaves at 17.15 from the River Aura (return by bus).

Exact departure points for bus and boat transportation will be confirmed later.