Visitor information

November 22, 2022: The onsite event takes place at Academill, Åbo Akademi, Vaasa.  

  • Address: Academill, Åbo Akademi, Rantakatu 2, 65100 Vaasa
  • Please note that the parking space at Academill and nearby streets is limited.   
  • Academill can be accessed from the entrances on the Rantakatu and Koulukatu sides. Open the full map of the Academill area here
  • Info desk is in the lobby. Please present yourself at the Info desk to get your name badge. 
  • Program starts at 9.30. Coffee will be served at 8.30 - 9.30. See the whole program here
  • The online event (live stream) takes place on the platform Brella.

November 23, 2022 : Virtual only, on Brella

  • Virtual 1:1 meetings
  • Special program for international talents

Have a peek in the event venue and setting with the event host Jasmin Granholm:

Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • Talent Boost Summit 2022 will be held in Vaasa.

    Tuesday, November 22: Onsite in Vaasa   

    • Venue: Academill, Åbo Akademi, Rantakatu 2, 65100 Vaasa  
    • Possibility to attend online and follow live stream via Brella  
       

    Wednesday, November 23: Online  

    • Virtual meetings   
    • Empower Wednesday: For international talents, by international talents – What do we need, what can we contribute and what can we gain? (virtual program for international talents)
  • The language of the event is English.  

  • Contact us if you have any questions!

    You can easily reach us by email: talentboostsummit@ely-keskus.fi

    Or by phone: 046 951 2483 or 050 468 3861

Participation

  • Participation in the event is free of charge. The participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. 

     

  • You can participate in the event by registering in advance using the registration form. Remember to sign up no later than November 20th!

    Please note that there is a limit for the number of attendees. The places are reserved in order of signing up, companies and other stakeholders have priority.  

    ONSITE event in Vaasa is fully booked. You can register to the ONLINE event here
     

     

  • If your plans change or you are otherwise unable to travel to Vaasa, please inform the organizers immediately! This way we can give your place to the next one in the queue. If you are unsure about your situation or thinking about changing your participation, we are happy to help!

    You can easily reach us by email at talentboostsummit@ely.keskus.fi.

  • Yes – the event is organized partly virtually on the platform Brella.

    Brella enables you to follow the livestream, and view the event schedule, participants, as well as to book 1:1 meetings with your best matches. We will send you more detailed information, instructions, and your personal link to Brella, closer to date in the beginning of November.    

    Please register for the event using the registration form, even if you only participate online.

    Instructions for creating a Brella profile and using the event site can be found here

  • Yes, of course! You can choose your favourites from the program and participate when it suits you. You can also, for example, be onsite in Vaasa in the morning and have meetings online in the afternoon, if you want!

  • The interest towards the event has been enormous and all the onsite places reserved for stakeholders and international talents are now full. If you registered for the onsite event between 26.9 at 12.00 and 14.10. at 10.00, you are on the waitlist.

    We follow the situation daily and inform to the next one in the line if a place in Vaasa is available.

    If you are on the waitlist, a place in the online event has been reserved for you, so that you can attend virtually if a place in Vaasa is not available. If you want to leave the waitlist, please inform the organisers: talentboostsummit@ely-keskus.fi.

Brella

  • We are using a virtual event platform Brella during the event. Brella puts together the key people of the theme and enables you to network with all participants - onsite or virtually.  

    Brella is a networking tool, that will be opened two weeks before the event. Brella enables you to view the event schedule and information on speakers, as well as to book meetings for the event dates. Brella’s algorithms suggests suitable contacts for you based on the interests you have chosen. In this way you can optimize your time at the event and find the best possible partners for you.

    On virtual booths you can get acquainted with exhibitors and their services.   

  • Yes, every attendee creates a personal profile on the Brella platform! It is the only way to get access to the event site.  

    Instructions for creating a Brella profile and using the event site can be found here

Catering

  • Tuesday's program includes a free lunch, and it is possible to register for it using the event's registration form. There is a limited number of places for lunch, and they are reserved in order of registration.

    A small snack is also available in the morning and afternoon at the venue. Special diets can be reported when registering for the event using the event registration form.

  • Lunch will be served in restaurant Strampen (address: Rantakatu 6). Distance between Academill and Strampen is about 300 meters. A short walk on the beautiful seashore will be refreshing!  

Venue

  • Talent Boost Summit 2022 will be held at:   

    Academill, Åbo Akademi  
    Rantakatu 2  
    65100 Vaasa   

    Please note that the parking space at Academill and nearby streets is limited.   

    If you are coming to Vaasa by train, one good option is to walk to the venue! The distance between the railwaystation and the venue is 1,2 kilometers and it takes about 15-20 minutes to walk. 

    You can also take a taxi or come by bus. Vaasa's bus timetables can be found in this route guide, where you can set your starting and ending points yourself. You can buy a one-time ticket in a bus, or you can alternatively use a Waltti travel card. More information about bus tickets on the website of the city of Vaasa

    Mustavalkoinen kartta Vaasan keskustasta. Karttaan on merkitty rautatieasema, lounasravintola ja tapahtumapaikka.

    Map ©OpenStreetMap contributors 

  • The event's Info point is located in Academill's lobby (C), which can be accessed from the entrances on the Rantakatu (A) and Koulukatu (B) sides. Autiorio (D) has direct access from the lobby.

    Open the full map of the Academill area here

ely-updated 14.11.2022