This document contains everything you need to know about attending React Finland as a speaker.
Venue - Paasitorni#
The conference will be held at Paasitorni, a historic building in Siltasaari, near the center of Helsinki. Paasitorni is a gorgeous Art Nouveau building that in past served as Worker's House.
From 12th to 14th, several meeting rooms will be used for the workshops. On 15th and 16th, the big congress hall will be the main conference location. For speakers, there is going to be a top floor speaker room during the conference. You will also have access to the tower on top of the building so you can see Helsinki from a good spot.
We'll book four nights (extra night per workshop) at a hotel based on your travel dates. This includes breakfast. Exact hotel information will be provided as we know it.
How to get to the hotel?#
If you take a taxi, save the receipt so we can reimburse you. There are several taxis in the airport, take reputable one like Taksi Helsinki. Note that it's not cheap, expect 50 euros.
The workshops will also be held at Paasitorni, but in smaller rooms. There will be lunch and two breaks with some pastries during the workshop day, so make sure to have breaks at that time. Breaks will be held at the restaurant an it will be an additional opportunity to mingle between the workshop participant. The schedule for the workshops is:
- 08:00-09:00 - Registration
- 11:30-12:30 - Lunch break at the restaurant
- 14:00-14:20 - First coffee break at the room
- 15:40-16:00 - Second coffee break at the room
- 17:30 - Workshops end
Workshop hosts, I'll send you list of your attendees so you can email them with more info e.g. about required pre-installation steps.
The speakers' dinner will be held after the workshops on Wednesday and we'll go from the front of the venue at 18:00 (either walk or taxi).
I'll remind you, but please do sound/equipment check on a break before your talk. The talks are divided into sessions. Depending on the session, you'll have around 1h 30m to 1h 45m to split between other speakers in the session.
Please coordinate on how to handle the timing with other speakers on the session. There's buffer between sessions (usually 30 min break) so the time limit isn't absolutely strict but preferred.
Speakers' dinner will be held on 14th (Wednesday) at restaurant to be decided starting from 18:30. We'll meet 18:00 at the front of the hotel (Scandic Paasi) and travel from there. If you want to get to the restaurant on your own, please let us know so we don't wait for you. :)
To learn more, please read the attendee guide.