The conference venue is in Hall 4 of "Metsätalo", or "The Forestry Building", address: Unioninkatu 40 (or Fabianinkatu 39), Helsinki. See the map here. (However, on Wednesday 25th we will be located in another building just a couple of blocks away in address Fabianinkatu 26, lecture hall 115.)
Thought and Prophecy in the National Library of Finland (Unioninkatu 36).
The closest hotel is Hotel Arthur. Also Cumulus Kaisaniemi is right around the corner. A bit further is Hotel Glo Kluuvi. And there are other options to be found for instance in hotels.com.
Prior registration is not necessary and there is no registration fee.
We plan to have a conference dinner on Tuesday, May 24. The price (except for the invited speakers) will be about 45 euros without drinks. We have reserved room for all the speakers, so if you would like to participate please let us know by May 19.
More information about Helsinki and Finland can be found here:
Virtual Finland: http://virtual.finland.fi/
Visiting Helsinki: http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en and Tourist information: http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en/come/tourist-information/helsinki-tourist-information
The City of Helsinki: http://www.hel.fi/www/helsinki/en
The University of Helsinki: http://www.helsinki.fi/university/
The international edition of Helsingin Sanomat, the main daily newspaper in Helsinki: http://www.hs.fi/english/
Public transportation in Helsinki: https://www.hsl.fi/en