Monday, August 13, 2012

Updated program and Facebook!

Hi everyone!

Here is the updated program sketch.
Updated Program Sketch. Hopefully we'll have the program ready later this week.

We have created a Facebook Happening page. You can find it from this link.

We will also send you info about next Sunday and where we will meet those who come to Pori already on Sunday.

See you in the end of this week!

- Vaula

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Updated program sketch

Hi everyone!

We have updated the program sketch, but I'm sure it will change more when the Summer Seminar is closer :)

Click the program to make it larger.

If you haven't already, please send me your e-mail addresses, phone numbers, abstracts  and possible food allergies/diets to my e-mail address (vtmtoi(at)

See you in August!

- Vaula

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Alternative activities

Hi every one!

We have gathered here some alternative activities for your visit in Pori. We will update the list during this summer.

All week:

Jarmo Mäkelä’s exhibition (installations, sculptures and paintings) in Taidemuseo (Art Museum) in Eteläranta. The name of the exhibition is Poikien leikit (The Boys’ Games). More info at Entrance fees are 5€ or 2,5€ (for students).

Swimming in the new swimming hall. Opening hours:
Mon - Wed 6am to 8pm
Thu 10am to 10pm
Fri 6am to 8pm
Costs: 4,5€ and 2,50€ for students.

Monday 20th:

Tuesday 21th:

Gymnastic Exercises at Kirjurinluoto’s Lokki lava from 18:00-19:00.

Wednesday 22th:

Line dancing at Kirjurinluoto’s Lokki lava from 18:00-20:00.

Thursday 23th:
Zumba at Kirjurinluoto’s Lokki lava (Seagull Stage) from 6pm to 7pm. Costs 5€ from students. If you know already that you want to go to zumba, you can send an e-mail to me about it to . That way you will pay only 3€.

Friday 24th:

Amusia, Le Dommage (Pop/Rock) @ Monttu Music Club (Antinkatu 15). Tickets 5€.

Saturday 25th:
The Coveralls (Pop/Rock) @ Monttu Music Club (Antinkatu 15). Tickets 6€.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Information about Nordic Digital Summer School 20.-24.8.2012

Hello everyone!

We have put together some information about the Summer Seminar here in Pori for you. 

There are a few things that we would like to know at this point:

1. Please let us know as soon as possible when you are arriving to Pori and whether you will be leaving on Friday or Saturday (we're trying to figure out how many of you will be participating Friday's program).

2. Also, if you have the abstracts of the student presentations, would you send them to us, please (if you haven't already), and maybe a short abstract about the lecture too, if you have one? We will gather them into the blog so that everyone sees what will be going on.

3. Please also tell us if you or any of your students have any food allergies or diets. Also, if you could forward this message and the attachments to your participating students; that way they could contact us directly if needed.

You can send this information to our summer trainees e-mail address vtmtoi(a)

Program updates and other information will be updated also in during the summer. You will find it all in this blog.

Important phone numbers:

Jaakko Suominen +358 2 333 8100
Vaula Toivanen work +358 2 333 8121, cell. +358 44 255 2482
Taxi in Pori 0600 30033

Important e-mail adresses:

Jaakko Suominen, jaasuo(a)
Sari Östman, smostm(a)
Riikka Turtiainen, rmturt(a)
Vaula Toivanen, vtmtoi(a)

How to travel to Pori


You can fly from Tukholma (Arlanda airport) to Pori. The company organizing these flights is Blue1, There are flights coming to Pori on Sunday August 19th but none of them leave on Saturday25th.

From Helsinki there are no straight flights to Pori.


Bus from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus coming 5 to every hour (for example 13:55). For example if you leave from Helsinki-Vantaa airport at 12:55 you’ll be in Pori at 17:05.

On Saturdays there is a bus going from Pori bus station to Helsinki-Vantaa airport every hour. For example if you leave from Pori at 11:00 you’ll be at the airport at 15:05.

From Turku and Tampere there are no straight bus connections from the airport to Pori, so first you need to go to the bus station (for example by taxi) and then take a bus to Pori.


If you prefer to travel with a train, you can check the time schedules from the website of VR.

Hostel River

We have booked you rooms from Hostel River from Sunday 19th to Saturday 25th of August. The hostel is quite close to the University Consortium and the center of Pori.

The rooms in the hotel are for 2 or 3 persons. We have booked 10 rooms. The toilets and showers are along the corridor. The rooms are tidy and the bed sheets and towels are there already for you. Breakfast is included to the rooms.

There is also a sauna in the Hostel for you to use.

If you wish to a have own room (because rooms in Hostel River are for minimum 2 people) you need to get a room for yourself in a hotel of your hoping.

The map of Pori

The map of Pori. We have marked here some important places recarding your visit to Pori.


The sketch of the program

We will update the program during this summer.

If you want to find more information about Pori, visit the web site of Regional Tourist Agency Maisa

Follow the blog and do not hesitate to ask if there is anything you would like to know! Hope to hear from You soon!

- Vaula Toivanen
Summer Trainee

Monday, May 28, 2012

Information coming soon

Hello everyone!

We will send you an email containing information about your visit to Pori hopefully this week.

We will also put the information and updated program to this blog.

I put a link to the list of restaurants in Pori in the link list on the right.

See you in August!

- Vaula

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

In the beginning

With this blog we'll try to offer you useful info about Summer School: program, accommodation, traveling etc... as soon as it's all clear! ;) At the moment we're still waiting for some participants to register.

Ps. If you have some questions, do not hesitate to contact us: nordicdigitalsummershool(at)