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17-19/08/22
Viinistu/online/Estonia
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Attend in Viinistu

Physical conference

Biotoopia conference takes place on 17-19 August in an historical fishing village Viinistu in Lahemaa (Ranna 1, Viinistu village, Kuusalu parish, Harju county; Google maps coordinates: 59.64613162198688, 25.754003606472082) on the north coast of Estonia (time zone UTC+03), 75 km from the capital Tallinn. 20 years ago, Jaan Manitski founded a museum of his huge art collection there and turned a Soviet era fishing factory into Viinistu Art Harbour . The Art Harbour offers Biotoopia a range of diverse facilities: restaurant, hotel, museum, galleries, arbour, port, sauna and lots of cosy corners for private meetings, discussions and making new acquaintances. Conference takes place in various museum halls among many masterpieces of Estonian art, and sea views. Besides the permanent collection, there will be exhibitions of Estonian and international artists working with the themes of the Biotoopia conference. The conference will also include music and dance performances and guided nature trip.

 

The ticket covers all lectures, panels, art, music and nature programme, other conference activities and meals (suitable for vegetarians, vegans incl. G, L free options) for three days. The side events provided by the Viinistu Art Harbour or other local enterprises are not covered.

Accommodation

The conference venue including Viinistu Art Hotel will be available for conference quests. The ticket covers all lectures, panels, art, music and nature programme, other conference activities and meals (suitable for vegetarians, vegans incl. G, L free options) for three days. The side events provided by the Viinistu Art Harbour are not covered.

 

After you buy a ticket to the conference you will receive a discount coupon for purchasing a room in Viinistu Art Hotel by email (prices at 40 EUR / night in a twin room). A tenting area will also be available, the price is 7 EUR/ night for a one tent (guest have to bring their own tent).

 

For booking your stay in Viinistu Art Hotel please write hotell@viinistu.ee using the discount code received by email.

 

If you are not staying in Viinistu Art Hotel or the campsite you may use the Biotoopia shuttle bus which is free for ticket holders and invited guests. The bus departs from Tallinn (Mere pst 5) for Viinistu on each conference day at 9 a.m. and returns to Tallinn at 9 p.m.

Online conference

In 2022 Biotoopia will take place as a hybrid conference. Lecturers who are not able to travel will participate via the web. The first two days of lectures, panels, art and music programme and other conference activities will be accessible online conference environment Worksup (time zone UTC + 03) and it is available to tickets owners only. The platform will allow the participants to watch live broadcasts, follow the programme, ask questions and show their appreciation for the questions of others, create their own profile, browse other experts’ profiles and invite them to discussions/virtual meetings.

 

Check more HERE

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Tickets

Limited amount of early bird tickets sales period extended and now on sale until 30.04.2022.
Biotoopia is a citizen establishment and non profit organisation. Our prices are subsidized to make the experience available for people from all walks of life. When buying a ticket you will be supporting and helping to continue activities of the Biotoopia community.

Physical conference tickets

17.-19.08 at Viinistu

Presentations
7 meals & drinks
Art & music programme
Workshops
Nature trip
Shuttle bus
Network & materials
Online pass
Review

189 Buy
17.08 at Viinistu

Presentations
3 meals & drinks
Art & music programme
Shuttle bus
Network & materials
Online pass
Review

79 Buy
18.08 at Viinistu

Presentations
3 meals, drinks
Art and dance programme
Shuttle bus
Network & materials
Online pass
Review

79 Buy
1 day at Viinistu Teacher/student

LIMITED NUMBER!
17.08 or 18.08 at Viinistu
Presentations
3 meals & drinks
Art & performance, music programme
Shuttle bus
Network & materials
Online pass
Review

49 Buy

Online conference tickets

17.-18.08 Online

17.-18.08.2022
Online pass (UTC+3)
Presentations
Art & music programme
Network & materials
Review

7 Buy

Travel and safety

Viinistu Art Harbour is located in Lahemaa in North Estonia, during the conference period there will be a selection of side events, like nature hikes, bird observation tours and boat trips provided by the local enterprises in Lahemaa area. Lahemaa is one of the 2020 Sustainable Top 100 destinations. The competition for international sustainable travel destination success stories is organised by Green Destinations to recognise places that put effort into making the experience of visitors more sustainable and value-based. Read more what to do in Lahemaa on Visit Estonia webpage.

 

 

Local transport to Viinistu, coming by car

 

Biotoopia shuttle bus which is free for ticket holders and invited guests departs from Tallinn (Mere pst 5) for Viinistu on each conference day at 9 a.m. and returns to Tallinn at 9 p.m.

 

From Tallinn Balti Station the local transit line 151 goes to Viinistu at 9:40. Please find the routes here.

 

Viinistu Art Museum’s address is Ranna 1, Viinistu village, Kuusalu parish, Harju county (Google maps coordinates: 59.64613162198688, 25.754003606472082). There is a free parking lot in Viinistu for guests who are coming by car. The distance to Viinistu from Tallinn city center is 75 km, Tartu 180 km and Narva 173 km. Please take your time for driving, there might be road works ahead.

 

How to get to Estonia?

 

Travelling to Estonia is quick and convenient thanks to frequent connections with Scandinavia, Russia, Eastern and Central Europe. You can fly to our capital city Tallinn with a number of direct routes from Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Paris, Vienna and many other cities. Ferry routes connect Tallinn with Helsinki and Stockholm. You can arrive to Estonia by train from St. Petersburg, Moscow and Riga. Driving is another hassle-free way to travel to Estonia from Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. Most likely You do not need a Visa for travelling to Estonia.

 

Please find more information about travelling to Estonian including topics like local transport, medical support, weather & climate, public holidays and people with disabilities on www.VisitEstonia.ee webpage.

 

Safety and health. Entering Biotoopia, Estonia

 

Please do keep in mind that we still have COVID-19 virus spreading around. Only people who have an COVID certification of being fully vaccinated are allowed to enter the Biotoopia events. The conference will obey all the rules and regulations of the Estonian government for organising public events and will ensure every guest’s safety and wellbeing.

 

In case Estonian Government’s restrictions will prohibit organising physical events in August 2022, the conference will be canceled/postponed and the tickets will be refunded after 19.08.2022.

 

Vaccinated travellers will need to provide “an immunisation passport”, even though there is no international agreement on such a document, or a vaccination certificate with a similar level of detail to the doctor’s certificate.

 

Before travelling to Estonia, please submit a traveller’s declaration here.. The person arriving in Estonia can complete traveller’s questionnaire 72 hours before their arrival in Estonia. This will make the border crossing faster, and they do not have to wait in line in order to fill in a paper declaration.