On Wednesday, before the banquet, we will take a short boat trip in the archipelago of Helsinki. The boat will leave from the Market Square and return to the same spot. The Market Square is two blocks away from the conference venue, the university main building.


17.30The boats leave from the Market Square.
19.30The boats arrive at the Market Square.

There are two boats, MS Emma, the bigger one, was built in 1948, is an archipelago ship especially built for entertainment cruising. The smaller boat, MS Diana, was built in 1985 and has a large sundeck.

There will be refreshments on board and Eero Grundström will perform on MS Diana during the cruise. His instruments are mouth-harp and a portable harmonium. On MS Emma we have Aulanko Jazz Trio (Markus Holkko, sax, Jussi Lampela, acoustic guitar, Iiro Kautto, double bass) playing.

Please bring your sweater. Even if we are lucky with the weather, the sea is still very cold.

MS Emma will take about 180 and MS Diana about 70 people. You may choose the boat you like (according to your preference in music), but if one boat fills up, we will guide you to the other boat.


The banquet is held in the premises of the Palace Gourmet restaurant at Eteläranta 10, the first restaurant to earn a Michelin star in Finland in 1987. Palace Gourmet is close to the Market Square, about three blocks away from the conference venue.

Approximate schedule

20.00Welcome drink at the restaurant.
20.30We are seated.
20.30Opening by the General Chair
20.35Jenni Vartiainen plays the Finnish zither, kantele, and Taru Itäpelto the bassoon.
  • Ol' kaunis kesäilta, trad.
  • Terracotta Lady, Linkola
20.40The dinner starts.
21.15Jenni and Taru continue.
  • Mithän tuollaasekkii laattialle menöö, trad.
  • Kaipaava, trad.
21.20The dinner continues
22.45Award ceremonies
22.30Dessert and coffee
23.30The dinner ends


There will be vegetarian options on MS Emma and if possible, other dietary needs are taken into account.

In the banquet, please speak with the waiter of your table if you have special dietary needs, e.g., if you would like to have a vegetarian dinner.


Sugar-salted smoked salmon with marinated morels and celery root
2008 Pinot Grigio, Yellow Tail, Australia

Roasted reindeer fillet and knuckle with potato croquette and juniper berry sauce
2008 Baron d'Arignac Rouge, Languedoc, France

Selection of Finnish cheese

White chocolate mousse with rhubarb and vanilla cake

Coffee, tea