Practical information

Conference Venue

51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2018) conference will be held in Tallinn University campus. There will be signs pointing directions to the Conference rooms.

 

Address:

Tallinn University

Narva maantee (Narva road) 29

10120 Tallinn, Estonia

To get to the conference venue from the city centre (stop: “Hobujaama), take one stop with trams no 1 or no 3 towards “Kadriorg” (written on the tram) to reach Tallinn University (stop: “Tallinna Ülikool”).

 

Registration and Information Desk

Registration and information desk is situated on the first floor of Astra building. The opening times of the registration and information desk are as follows:

 

Tuesday, August 28, 16:00-20:00

Wednesday, August 29, 8:00-18:00

Thursday, August 30, 8:30-19:00

Friday, August 31, 8:30-17:00

Saturday, September 1, 9:00-13:30

 

During conference days, all inquiries and comments in relation to your presentation and other conference events should be addressed at the registration and information desk.

 

Name badges

Conference name badges will be handed out at the registration desk and must be worn during all sessions, breaks, and evening events.

 

SOCIAL EVENTS

 

Welcome reception

Wednesday, August 29, 19.00

House of Blackheads/ Mustpeade maja, Pikk Street 26

Reaching House of Blackheads: To get to the welcome reception on August 29 from Tallinn University  by tram : (stop: “Tallinna Ülikool”), take two stops with trams no 1 to reach stop “Mere Puiestee”.

Continue onto Mere puiestee (37 m), turn left onto Inseneri (140 m), turn right onto Aia (350 m), continue onto Olevimägi (61 m), turn right to stay on Olevimägi (28 m), turn left to stay on Olevimägi (140 m), turn left onto Pikk (40 m) destination will be on the left

by foot : approximately 25 minutes

Head west on Narva maantee toward F. R. Kreutzwaldi (1.4 km), cross the street onto Vana-Viru (150 m), turn right onto Aia (400 m), continue onto Olevimägi (61 m), turn right to stay on Olevimägi (28 m), turn left to stay on Olevimägi (140 m), turn left onto Pikk (40m) destination will be on the left.

 

Tallinn City walk

Thursday, August 30, 19.00-20.30

Meeting time: 18.50

Meeting point: Tallinn University Astra building (Narva road 29), 1st floor

Please note: comfortable shoes are recommended as the tour includes walking.

 

Conference dinner

Friday, August 31, 20.00-24.00

Seaplane Harbour/Lennusadam, Vesilennuki Street 6

NB! Please note there will be no transportation provided by the organisers.

The dinner is only for pre-registered participants, please bring your dinner ticket with you!

Reaching Seaplane Harbour: To get to the conference dinner on August 31 from the city centre (stop: “Hobujaama”), take one stop with trams no 1 or no 2 towards “Kopli” to reach “Mere puiestee”. After getting off the tram, walk 50m onwards to the bus pavillion on the same side of the road (stop: “Mere puiestee”) and take three stops with bus nr 73 towards “Tööstuse” (written on the bus) to reach the Seaplane Harbour (stop: “Lennusadam”).

 

Tour to Rocca al Mare Open Air Museum

Saturday, September 1, 16.00-18.30

Meeting time: 15.50

Meeting point: Tallinn University Astra building (Narva road 29), 1st floor

Please note: comfortable shoes are recommended as the tour includes walking. The tour is only for pre-registered participants.

 

Tour to Tartu

Sunday, September 2, 09.00-19.00

Meeting time: 08.50

Meeting point : Next to the entrance of the Nordic Hotel Forum (Viru square 3)

Please note: The tour is only for pre-registered participants.

 

Tour to Lahemaa

Sunday, September 2, 10.00-15.00

Meeting time: 09.50

Meeting point : Next to the entrance of the Nordic Hotel Forum (Viru square 3)

Please note: The tour is only for pre-registered participants.

 

Tour to Haapsalu

Sunday, September 2, 10.00-17.00

Meeting time: 09.50

Meeting point : in front of the Nordic Hotel Forum (Viru square 3)

Please note: The tour is only for pre-registered participants.

 

Internet connection

You will be able to access the free network connection called TLU in Tallinn University campus.

No password is required.

 

Quiet areas

The university’s library is located on the 2nd floor in Astra building (above the registration desk and catering area) – you are not allowed to speak there. You are also welcome to use any rooms that are open and not occupied by other people. All rooms have a good wireless internet connection.

 

Catering


Coffee breaks and lunch will be served on the 1st floor of Astra building and on the 3rd floor of Mare building. Please wear your badge during the breaks.

 

Smoking is allowed only in designated areas.

 

Electricity

Voltage: 220-240 V. Primary Socket Type: Europlug.

 

 

Credit cards

All major credit cards are accepted at most restaurants, hotels and stores in Estonia.

 

Emergency number

General emergency number (police, ambulance, firefighters etc): 112

 

Conference ”emergency line”

If you run into problems during the conference, you are welcome to call the conference organizer at +372 5887 0775 and we will do our best to help you.


Transportation

 

Free public transportation for the participants of the conference is organised from 29 August until 1 September 2018. Please show your conference badge with the lanyard given to you on registration to the ticket controller when asked.
 

Taxi

The taxi fares may slightly vary depending on the traffic and company. Please note that most of the taxies accept only cash payments, therefore you should change some money in advance, or do it at the currency exchange points (there are exchange points at the airport and at the harbour).

Cost of taxi is approximately 0,55 EUR per km + starting fare of 2,88 EUR. We recommend using two companies that accept card payments:

Tallink takso, phone +372 6408 921
Tulika takso, phone +372 6120 000
 

Time zone: 

Estonia is located in the time zone GMT+2 hours (CET+1 hours).
 


Currency and payments: 

The official currency is Euro (EUR, €). All major credit cards are accepted. ATM’s and currency exchange are available in most shopping centres.
 


Banks in Estonia:

Swedbank, SEB Bank, LHV,

Luminor


Pharmacies

Can be found in all shopping centers during their regular opening times. 

The 24/7 pharmacy is located at Tõnismägi 5 (stop: “Tõnismägi”) and can be contacted for consultation at +372 644 2282

 

Post office:

The nearest post office is located at Narva maantee 1 (stop: “Hobujaama”).

Opening hours: 8.00-20.00 from Monday to Friday.
 


Printing facilities: 

The nearest print shops are next to the university building at Narva maantee 21/23 and behind the university building at Tuukri põik 3. Opening hours: 10-16 from Monday to Friday. Take your documents with you on a memory stick. 

Printing is also available in most hotels in the city centre.