Conference venues

Main event venue: Kultuurikatel

The conference venue Kultuurikatel (Tallinn Creative Hub) is an event and creative activities centre by the seaside in the heart of Tallinn. It is located in the former building of Tallinn Central Power Station, which began operating in 1913 and closed in 1979. The limestone building was renovated in 2015 and has since then been available for organising a variety of cultural events and activities focussing on the creative industry. It is regularly hosting concerts, festivals, exhibitions, workshops as well as seminars, international conferences and gala events. It was also the main hub for Estonian EU presidency in 2017, hosting among others the Digital Summit. The Hub includes a maker lab, a food lab and a recording studio, centre for creative education as well as a community garden. It provides an inspiring urban space for event organisers as well as visitors. The recently renovated facilities with a unique industrial interior offer premium services and equipment for organising large conferences. There are five main conference rooms with 550, 270, 220, 150 and 140 seats. The complex also includes a restaurant and plenty of space for catering, demos and exhibitions.

People talking at Kultuurikatel
Conference at Kultuurikatel
People at a conference in Kultuurikatel

Pre-conference activities at Tallinn University campus

The pre-conference venue is Tallinn University Campus. Tallinn University campus facilities will be used for all preconference events, such as meetings, workshops and doctoral consortium. The compact campus is located in the city centre and consists of 6 main buildings, all connected to each other. The old main building was constructed in 1938 and is now under heritage protection because of its unique era-specific architecture. Most of the campus was built since mid 2000s and offers top modern facilities, such as auditoriums for up to 350 people as well as convenient seminar rooms for small groups.

Mare building
Auditorium in Tallinn University
Nova building
Silva building

Getting around

Thanks to its small size (440 000 residents) and compact layout, Tallinn is easy to explore on foot. The university campus and the main conference venue are conveniently connected by tram (only 3 stops in between). Tallinn has free public transportation system for residents and all conference participants will receive a free public transportation card, that will make exploring the city even more convenient.