Registration for the congress is closed.

In collaboration with Päijät-Hämeen Kesäyliopisto, we offer free entrance to the multidisciplinary on-site panel sessions of the conference for those who wish to participate only in this part of the conference. Note that we do not stream the panel sessions. Registration via Päijät-Hämeen Kesäyliopisto is required and will be reviewed at the venue. Lunches and coffee are not included in the price. We share the online link to the keynote sessions with those registered only for the panel sessions.

Registration for the on-site panel sessions only through Päijät-Hämeen Kesäyliopisto is closed.

The Venue

The International Institute of Applied Aesthetics (IIAA) organizes its XV summer conference in the unique congress and concert centre Sibelius Hall, located on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi.


The conference participants are advised to reserve accommodation at their earliest convenience. The recommended hotels are located in the Lahti city centre and close to the Lahti railway station. More information about the accommodation possibilities in the Lahti region is provided by Visit Lahti.

Recommended hotels:

Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone
Greenstar Hotel Lahti

How to get there?

The city of Lahti is located around an hour from Helsinki. From these web pages, you will find more information concerning travelling:

Getting to Lahti
Helsinki Airport; Ferries: Viking Line, Tallink & Silja Line
Getting to Lahti by train or by bus.
Local and regional public transport in the Helsinki region, HSL
Local and regional bus transport in the Lahti region, LSL
Lahti city bikes, “Mankeli

Side Events

We organise three side events introducing the nature and culture of the Lahti area. You can choose one or all three and book them while registering for the conference. Note that the conference registration fee does not cover side events.

1) Guided tour of the Sibelius Hall, Monday, June 12, at 11 am

The guided tour of Sibelius Hall will take place before the conference’s main program begins. The tour covers the history and architecture of the house and introduces the premises of Sibelius Hall. The cost of the tour is 10 EUR.

2) Excursion to Kujala Waste Centre & Linnaistensuo-mire, Tuesday, June 13, at 6 pm

The excursion takes you on an approximately three-hour guided trip to two exciting sites in the Lahti region. During the trip, we will learn about the environmental work done in the region and how the companies working at the Kujala Waste Centre promote the circular economy. Linnaistensuo is one of the region’s popular recreational sites and an important nature reserve belonging to the Natura 2000 network of the European Union. The excursion will be organised if enough people sign in. Note that the trip to the mire will be shortened in case of very bad weather. The cost of the excursion is 55 EUR.

3) Late Evening Sauna Raft Cruise, Monday, from 9 pm onwards

Late evening sauna raft cruise combines the lake, the nightless night of midsummer, and the Finnish sauna culture inscribed on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. We will organise turns separately for women and men. Please note that the raft takes only ten people at the same time on board, and the cruise is possible if ten people sign in. The cost of the sauna raft cruise is 55 EUR.

Nature and Culture

Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva
Lanu Park
Salpausselkä Geopark
Architectural Highlights
Kapatuosia Hillfort
Lahti Walking Tour


Lahti – European Green Capital 2021
The City of Lahti
Outdoor Etiquette
The Finnish Language