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11th to 14th of August

Welcome Convention Attendees 

We are beyond excited to welcome our international Viking family to Helsinki this August, for the first real Viking Convention since 2019. Starting on Thursday the 11th with a pre-registration event, convention will stretch over the weekend of August 12th to Sunday the 14th of August 2022

 

!!! WE'VE MADE MINOR UPDATES TO VENUES AND SCHEDULES TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE. PLEASE FIND UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT CONVENTION BELOW.

 

ANY FURTHER LAST MINUTE CHANGES TO SCHEDULES AND VENUES WILL BE COMMUNICATED VIA EMAIL AND IN THE THE CONVENTION WHATSAPP GROUP ONLY TO ATTENDEES.

 

IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN ADDED TO THE WHATSAPP GROUP YET, PLEASE ADD YOURSELF WITH THIS LINK



We've booked some wonderful venues and planned some amazing events for the Convention Weekend, and look forward to resuming our wonderful tradition after two years of waiting.

Events and Venues

 

Below you'll find the list of official Convention events that are included in your Convention Ticket

!!!IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

!!!CHANGE OF BUSINESS MEETING VENUE!!!! DUE TO ATTENDANCE NUMBERS AND LOGISTICS WE'VE CHANGED THE VENUE FOR BUSINESS MEETING AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE! WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

JOIN US AND HAMMER OUT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF CONVENTION AT NEXT GAME'S OFFICES IN HELSINKI AT
4PM

NEXT GAMES OFFICES
ALEXANDERSGATAN 9A

 

IF YOU AREN'T IN HELSINKI THIS YEAR, YOU CAN FOLLOW THE BUSINESS MEETING PRESENTATION IN ZOOM WITH THE INFORMATION BELOW! THERE AREN'T ANY VOTING SUBJECTS AT THIS MEETING BUT THERE WILL BE AN OPEN FORUM AT THE END OF THE MEETING FOR DISCUSSIONS AND QUESTIONS.
 

Topic: BVO CONVENTION BUSINESS MEETING HELSINKI 2022
Time: Aug 12, 2022 04:00 PM Helsinki

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Meeting ID: 712 1776 4534
Passcode: VIKING

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Thursday 11th of August

Pre-Registration Event @630PM


JOIN THE VIKINGS FOR SOME FOOD AND DRINKS AT OHRANAS HUS ON THURSDAY TO GET IN THE CONVENTION MOOD.

 


WE'LL BE GOING UNTIL 10PM SO FEEL FREE TO DROP IN THROUGHOUT THE EVENING TO GET YOUR BADGE AND GET YOUR CONVENTION STARTED!
 

 

COME AS YOU ARE
DRINKS AND FOOD PROVIDED

 

 

HÖGBERGSGATAN 21 A 11
RING BUZZER 11


 

FRIDAY 12th of August


FRIDAY INFORMAL DINNER @630PM

INFORMAL DINNER WILL BE HELD AT THE LEGENDARY SKATUDDENS CASINO

 

WE'll BE MOVING STRAIGHT FROM THE BUSINESS MEETING AT NEXT GAMES ON ALEXANDERSGATAN 9A TO THE CASINO TO ENJOY A CRAYFISH DINNER AND ACCOMPANYING REFRESHMENTS

 

COCKTAIL HOUR ON THE WATERFRONT LAWN WEATHER PERMITTING*

 

DRESSCODE: SMART CASUAL


LAIVASTOKATU 1

 

SATURDAY 13th of August

FORMAL BLACK TIE DINNER @6PM


FORMAL DINNER WILL BE HELD AT RESTAURANT BANK ON UNIONINKATU 20

 

WE'll BE SPENDING THE EVENING IN SPLENDID COMPANY, AS WE ENJOY SPEECHES BY OUR RETURNING SCHOLARS

 

DRESS CODE: BLACK TIE
 

UNIONINKATU 20

 

SUNDAY 14th of August

 

FAREWELL BRUNCH @11AM

 

JOIN US AT HOTEL MARSKI FOR A FAREWELL BRUNCH AT RESTAURANT KUUSI PALAA ON SUNDAY.

 

IF YOU ARE STAYING IN HELSINKI UNTIL THE EVENING THERE WILL ALSO BE A GRATIS SAUNA EVENT AT 3PM AFTER BRUNCH AT LÖYLY

 

COME AS YOU ARE
 

MANNERHEIMVÄGEN 10

Extra Activities and Events

!!!UPDATE!!!!

DUE TO LOW INTEREST THE WALKING TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!! INSTEAD, ACCESS TO THE ALLAS SEA POOL AND SAUNAS ARE NOW A GRATIS ACTIVITY FOR ALL CONVENTION ATTENDEES.

 

EARLY BIRDS CAN ENJOY A WELLNESS SESSION AT ALLAS HOSTED BY OUR VERY OWN MIKAELA VUORISALMI STARTING AT 10AM SHARP. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT AS SPACE IN THE STUDIO IS LIMITED.

YOU CAN ALSO JUST ENJOY FULL POOL AND SAUNA ACCESS FROM 930 -> (TOWEL PROVIDED - SWIMWEAR NEEDED) IF SPACE RUNS OUT AT THE WELLNESS SESSION.
 

 

A COMPLEMENTARY LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL CONVENTION ATTENDEES IN THE ITÄMERI STUDIO AT ALLAS STARTING AT NOON, SHORTLY AFTER THE WELLNESS SESSION ENDS.
 

THE SAILING CRUISE IS ALSO NOW A GRATIS ACTIVITY FOR ALL CONVENTION ATTENDEES.

 

PLEASE BE AT HALKOLAITURI FOR DEPARTURE AT 130PM SHARP


!!!NOTE!!! THE CRUISE WILL NO LONGER SERVE LUNCH, BUT THE GRATIS LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALLAS SEA POOL AT NOON.

 

Where to stay
 

Helsinki has a wide selection of Hotels and Hostels in many categories. In addition, you'll find a great selection of vacation rentals on AirBnB.

Please see our preferred Hotel options below, most of which have a special promotional discount for Convention attendees. Click on the images below and use the promo-codes to book a place to stay. NOTE THAT HELSINKI IS BUSY IN AUGUST SO MAKE SURE TO BOOK ACCOMODATION AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE.

 

We'll be offering to host Vikings that are still Students or under the age of 25 to alleviate the cost of attending. Apply for hosting here.

Contact us with questions

We hope you found all the information you need about convention. If you have any questions, please contact Kristian Pentti kristian.pentti@gmail.com

We hope to see you in August.

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