FAQ

FESTIVAL DELEGATES

How do I register as a full delegate?

The participating teachers in the Science on Stage International Festival are selected by the National Steering Committees in member countries.
Each participating teacher have received a registration email with a link to the registration form.

If I am not a full delegate, can I attend the festival?

Full festival delegates are selected through national selection processes, but you can still attend the Open Day, on Wednesday, 14th August.
More information on the Open Day can be found here.

What are the elements of the stands that are provided at the fair?

– 1 table (103x53x75cm)
– 2 poster walls with dimensions (wide x high): 100x150cm (one side)
– 1 chair
– electrical connection 0,3-0,5 kW

Illustration of the stand here.

Posters can be attached with tape or small pins. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN.

OPEN DAY

I would like to attend the festival on the Open day, what should I do?

Registration form and more information on the Open Day can be found here. Prior registration is mandatory. We will provide more information about the programme closer to the event.

Who can attend the Open Day?

Open Day is intended exclusively for the professional educational community, who are preferred during the registration due to the limited festival capacity. For security reasons, entry to the festival is only allowed to persons over 15 years of age.

Is prior registration required?

Prior registration is mandatory.

Can I present my activity at the Open Day if I’m not a full delegate?

Presentation, workshop and stall opportunities are only available for full festival delegates.

VENUE

Where will the festival take place?

Science on Stage festival 2024 takes place at the Turku UAS’ Kupittaa Campus, especially its two buildings EduCity and ICT City.
More information on the venue can be found here.

Is there Wi-Fi available in the venue?

Yes, free Wi-Fi will be available in the festival area.

ACCOMMODATION

Where will the accommodation be in relation to the festival venue?

All registered full delegate participants will be accommodated at four different hotels:
– Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa – 2 min by walking
– Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund – 17 min with public transport, 27 min by walking
– Hotel Scandic Julia – 11 min with public transport/25 min by walking
– S/s Bore – 30 min with public transport/60 min by walking

More information on the accommodation can be found here.

What type of rooms will delegates be staying in?

Delegates will stay in shared twin rooms with free WI-FI and breakfast included.

Is it possible to stay in a single room instead of a twin room?

If you prefer to stay in a single room, you have to pay an additional fee. The fee is 59,50 EUR/night (excl. VAT) and it is paid at the time of registration.

Can I stay in a room with my partner, family member, friend etc.?

If you want to share a room with another person who is not a festival participant e.g. family member, choose the option for a double/twin room and indicate their name in the “Roommate” field and specify, that they are a family member. You will have to pay the other half of the double room at the hotel. The cost varies between hotels but is around 70€ EUR/night.

Can I stay extra nights before and after the festival?

If you need to book extra nights, these will be at your own expense. Please note, that extra nights cannot be booked through the registration form – you need to contact the hotels directly. You can find the contact details for each hotel here.

If I arrive by car, where can I park?

Participants arriving by car can park with their own expense. In Turku City centre, there are different parking zones with different rates. More about parking in Turku can be found here.
At the hotels, customer parking is available. The parking at the hotels are limited and the cost varies between the hotels.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Travel Information

For detailed information, please visit Travel Information.

What is the latest train departure time from Helsinki to Turku?

Train schedules for August have not yet been published. These will only be available from May. Latest trains from Helsinki to Turku depart normally around 21:00/22:00. The earliest train departs around 05:30.
– Schedule and ticket shop: VR
– Stop name in Turku is Kupittaa (Turku).

What is the latest bus departure time from Helsinki to Turku?

Bus schedules for August have not yet been published. These will only be available later in Spring. Latest buses from Helsinki to Turku depart normally between 22:00-00:00. The earliest bus departs around 01:00.
– Schedule and ticket shop: Long-distance bus travel with Matkahuolto
– Schedule and ticket shop: Onnibus bus company.

Will you provide an official invitation letter for visa purposes?

If you need an official invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact us at info@sons2024.eu.

How can I get a round in Turku?

Föli is the public transport provider in Turku region. All delegates will get a Föli QR code allowing to use public transport in Turku for free during the festival. Delegates can get the QR code during registration.

EXCURSIONS AND THINGS TO DO

Where can I look for excursions in Turku?

Please visit Experience Turku & Archipelago for excursions in Turku.

What is there to do and see in Turku?

Turku offers many things to do, see and experience in the city, in its surroundings and in the beautiful archipelago. More information here.
Visit Turku offers more information about Turku and recommendations for restaurants, sightseeing and different activities.

GENERAL

What is Science on Stage?

Science on Stage Europe is a network for STEM teachers focusing on the exchange of best practice teaching ideas. The ultimate goal is to improve STEM teaching by supporting educators in their professional development and growth. By spreading innovative teaching concepts among Europe’s science teachers we enable more students to gain the affordable skills they need for a challenging future and encourage them to consider a career in science, ICT or engineering.

Launched in 2000, Science on Stage reaches more than 100,000 teachers and teacher trainers in 30+ European countries, but also Canada and Kazakhstan.

More information on Science on Stage can be found here.