bear of Pori invites you to Finland in November!
The School of Cultural Production and Landscape Studies at the University
of Turku, Finland, is organizing - together with Satakunta Museum - the
international and multidisciplinary symposium On the Footsteps of the Bear at the University Consortium of Pori on
November 11th – 13th of 2005. The idea for the symposium
was initiated by Dr. Juha Pentikäinen, Professor of Comparative Religion at the
University of Helsinki, who has studied the mythology of the bear and whose life
work will be presented at the exhibition On the Footsteps of the Bear in Satakunta Museum from
September 2005 to January 2006. Dr. Pentikäinen is also co-hosting the
symposium. On the Footsteps of the Bear
is the first international multidisciplinary symposium organized in the
University Consortium of Pori.
The program of the symposium is tied to the multifaceted meaning of the
bear as the ancient symbol of the Satakunta province and its capital, the city
of Pori. Indeed, in Swedish, “Pori” is “Björneborg”, meaning Bear
castle. Bear appears on the coat of arms of the Satakunta province, the city of
Pori, and the Pori Brigade. This symbol has a long history; it was already used
by the Duke Juhana of Finland, the founder of the city. You can also find the
very same animal in the seal of Pori in the early 17th century. Later
on, the bear theme has been widely used and marketed by numerous companies,
organizations and other actors in the Satakunta province in their names, symbols,
signs, and products.
the Footsteps of the Bear is a three-day symposium. We will start up the symposium with
presentations on the topic Bear of
Aboriginal Peoples. On the second day, Saturday 12th, we will
look at the bear from the multidisciplinary
point of view. Finally, the topic of the closing day will be The Bear of Satakunta Province and the City of Pori. The languages
of the symposium are English, Finnish, German, and Russian. The presentations
will be interpreted to Finnish and English. You can find the full symposium
In addition to the presentations, there will be a social program during
the weekend. There will be a guided city tour in Pori on Friday between 3-4 p.m.
On Friday evening Mayor Aino-Maija Luukkonen will offer a reception at the City
Hall from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. On Saturday evening from 7 p.m. onwards there will
be a soirée at the Satakunta Museum hosted by Director Juhani Ruohonen.
You can register for the symposium by filling out the registration
form and by paying the registration fee. Please indicate all the
events you will attend, including the social program.
By October 15th, 2005
After October 15th, 2005
All payments must be made in euros (EUR). The registration fee includes:
must be directed to City of Pori.
address: Sampo Bank plc, Unioninkatu 22, 00075 Helsinki, Finland
make sure that your name and the word “SYMPOSIUM” are clearly stated on your
you prefer to pay the registration fee with an invoice, indicate the address
where the invoice should be sent to in the registration form.
If you have difficulties in registering on-line, or if you need further
information, please contact Planning Officer Elisa Bruk by email at email@example.com
, by phone at +358-2-627 2945, or by mail at University of Turku, School of
Cultural Production and Landscape Studies, P.O. Box 124, 28101 Pori, Finland.
The University Consortium of Pori is a centre
of five universities with branch departments in Pori. The departments co-operate
networked as a multi-science environment with about 2400 students and 190
specialists. The networked universities with branch departments in Pori are
Tampere University of Technology, Turku School of Economics and Business
Administration, University of Turku, University of Art and Design Helsinki, and
University of Tampere.
University Consortium of Pori is located in the city centre of Pori, on
the north shore of the River Kokemäki. The building is a beautiful old cotton
factory; the University Consortium is housed in the old spinning mill, renovated
in 1999. For further information
about the University Consortium of Pori, please visit the website at http://www.porinyliopistokeskus.fi/
or contact the Service Centre of Pori University Consortium
by phone at +358-2-627 2900 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
organizer, the School of Cultural
Production and Landscape Studies, is a branch department of the University of
Turku located in the University Consortium of Pori. The
Degree Programme in Cultural Production and Landscape Studies includes studies
in Digital Culture, Cultural Heritage Studies, Landscape Studies, Cultural
Tourism, Cultural Management, and Museum Studies and Material Culture. The
degree programme emphasizes the practical application of knowledge. For more information about the School and the parent University, please
The location of the University Consortium of Pori may be found here: http://www.porinpuuvilla.net/kartta_pori.asp.
The map of the cotton factory may be found here: http://www.porinpuuvilla.net/kartta_puuvilla.asp.
You can enter the premises of the University of Turku through the door
For further information about Satakunta Museum
and the exhibition On the Footsteps of the Bear,
please contact the Museum directly:
Hallituskatu 11, 28100 Pori, Finland
Tel. office +358 2 621 1078, fax +358 2 621 1061
Ticket sales and Museum Shop tel. +358 2 621 1063
You may also want to visit the Museum’s home
page at http://www.pori.fi/smu/english/.
Blocks of low cost rooms are held for symposium participants at Hotel
Amado and Sokos Hotel Vaakuna. These special rates are only good for
reservations made before October 28th,
2005. After this date, rates will be significantly higher. Both hotels are
located near the University Consortium of Pori. The hotels advise symposium
participants to reserve their rooms early as they anticipate a larger number of
guests for that period.
sure to ask for the "Karhun kannoilla" room rate when making your
reservation to receive the special symposium rate.
Single room: EUR 60 / one night, EUR 105 / two nights
Double room: EUR 65 / one night, EUR 115 / two nights (Prices are for two
For reservations contact the hotel directly:
Keskusaukio 2, 28130
Tel. +358 2 631 0100
Fax +358 2 633 8175
Single room Standard: EUR 70 / one night, EUR 140 / two nights
Double room Standard: EUR 70 / one night, EUR 140 / two nights (Prices
are for two persons!)
Single room Economy: EUR 56 / one night, EUR 112 / two nights
Double room Economy: EUR 56 / one night, EUR 112 / two nights (Prices are
for two persons!)
Kahden hengen huone
Economy: 56 € / yksi yö, 112 € / kaksi yötä (hinnat kahdelta henkilöltä)
Yhden hengen huone
Economy: 56 € / yksi yö, 112 € / kaksi yötä
For reservations contact the hotel directly:
28100 Pori, Finland
Tel. +358 20 1234 626
Fax +358 2 528 1182
28100 Pori, Finland
Tel. +358 2 550 900
Fax +358 2 550 9299
Hotel Scandic Pori
28100 Pori, Finland
Tel. +358 2 624 900
Fax +358 2 624 92211
Tel. +358 2 6393 900
Fax +358 2 6393 035
Itäpuisto 13, 28100
Tel. +358 2 6330 646
Fax +358 2 6330 648
There is an air service between
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (http://www.ilmailulaitos.fi/airport_helsinki-vantaa)
and Pori Airport (http://www.ilmailulaitos.fi/airport_pori).
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is the main international airport in Finland, which has
frequent and fast connections to more than 60 destinations around the world.
Flights between Helsinki and Pori are operated
by Finnair. You can book the flights easily at http://www.finnair.com,
at email@example.com or at +358 600
140 140. You should note that there are only limited amount of seats in the
flights between Helsinki and Pori. Therefore, do book your flights in good time!
NB! There is no air service from Helsinki to Pori on Saturdays! If you arrive on Saturday, you may still use the bus or train services. You may find the timetables for the bus service at http://www.matkahuolto.fi/english/ or by phone at +358-200 4000.
For train timetables, please visit
For further information, dial +358 9 231 99 902 when calling from abroad
and 0600 41 902 when calling from Finland.
Tax service in Pori, dial +358 2 106 400.
Map of Pori: http://www.pori.fi/kartta/
For further information about Pori, please visit http://www.pori.fi/english/.
You can also contact the Pori Tourist Office
Phone at +358-2-621 1273, by fax at
+358-2-621 1275 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.