Hotels

Hotels with a reservation quota

NB! For ECIL hotel quotas, the reservation must be done directly from the hotel using the reservation code!

Lasaretti
Kasarmintie 13b, 90130 Oulu
Located at the conference venue

NOTE! There are rooms left only for Thursday! Please contact other hotels for accomodation!

  • 115€/single room/night
  • 138€/double room/night
  • 123€/double room for one/night

Additional fee for superior rooms 30€/night

The room prices include complimentary parking, wireless internet access and a full breakfast. During your stay at Lasaretti, you may use the gym and relax in a swimming pool and sauna.

Reservation code: ECIL (the quota is valid until 23 August 2018)

Reservations directly from the hotel by email lasaretti@lasaretti.com

Lapland hotels
Kirkkokatu 3, 90100 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 750 m

  • 119€/single Comfort room/night
  • 134€/double Comfort room/night

Prices include breakfast, Wi-Fi and access to sauna.

Reservation code: ECIL (the quota is valid until 12 August)

Reservations directly from the hotel by phone +358 (0)8 8811 110 or by email oulu@laplandhotels.com

https://www.laplandhotels.com/EN/urban-hotels/oulu/lapland-hotels-oulu.html

Scandic Oulu Station
Kajaaninkatu 17, 90100 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 1,0 km

  • 115€/single room/night
  • 135€/double room/night

The room prices include breakfast and access to hotel sauna and pool.

Reservation from the hotel by email oulustation@scandichotels.com or by phone +358 8 2374 8949.

Reservation code: ECIL

https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels/finland/oulu/scandic-oulu-station

Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Pakkahuoneenkatu 16, 90100 Oulu
Distance from the conference venue 1,1 km

  • 120€/night in a single room
  • 135€/night in a twin room

The room rate includes breakfast.

Reservation code BECIL (Note! The code starts with B!)

Reservations directly from the hotel by e-mail sales.oulu@sokoshotels.fi, by phone +358 (0)8 312 3255 or from the hotel website.

https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/oulu

Radisson Blu
Hallituskatu 1, 90100 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 1,3 km

  • 120€/single room/night
  • 140€/double room/night

Extra beds 20€/person/night

The rates include breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and access to sauna and fitness center.

Reservation code: ECIL (the quota is valid until 7 September 2018)

Reservations by phone +358 (0)20 1234 730 or by email sales.oulu@radissonblu.com

If you are a Club Carlson or S-card loyalty member, you get the benefits and the points, but not discounts or bonuses.

https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-oulu

Scandic Oulu
Saaristonkatu 4, 90100 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 1,5 km

  • 116€/Standard room single/night
  • 136€/Standard room twin/night

The room rate includes breakfast. Free WiFi throughout the hotel.

Reservation code: ECIL (the quota is valid until 7 September 2018)

Reservations directly from the hotel by phone +358 (0)8 543 1000 or by email oulu@scandichotels.com.

https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels/finland/oulu/scandic-oulu?_ga=2.62907055.228861267.1517219277-697467189.1517219277

Hotel Kortteeri
Vellamontie 12, 90510 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 4,1 km by foot, 5,3 km by car

Located approximately 3 km outside the city centre. There is a bus connection to the centre.

  • single room 82€/night
  • double room 94€/night.

The prices include breakfast. The rooms can be reserved also without a breakfast (the value of breakfast is 12€).

Reservation code: ECIL.

Reservations by email: luotsi@pohto.fi

https://www.pohto.fi/Accommodation

Other hotels in Oulu

Other accommodation in and near Oulu:

Kempeleen moottorimaja
Sohjanantie 3, 90440 Kempele
Distance from the conference venue 14,3 km
Affordable accommodation, located approximately 10 km from Oulu. There is a bus connection to Oulu centre.

Airport hotel Oulu
Vihiluoto 10, 90440 Kempele
Distance from the conference venue 14,1 km
Located near the Airport, approximately 10 km from Oulu. There is a bus connection to Oulu centre.

Oulu ship
Nostalgic, affordable accommodation in ship cabins. Located in Toppila, approximately 4 km from the city centre. There is a bus connection to Oulu centre.

  • 40€/person/night
    35€/person/night (double cabin)

http://merellinenoulu.com/palvelut/majoitus/ (website only in Finnish)

Reservations: info.msoulu@gmail.com or +358 44 981 9141

Payments in cash only!

For other affordable accommodation, see also booking.com and Airbnb.com for rooms and apartments around Oulu.

Here is a link to Google Maps where you can see where most of the hotels are located.

If you have any problems finding accommodation or have any questions, please contact iira.rautiainen@oulu.fi for assistance.

For students, one way to save money is to rent an apartment together with someone else. To find people to share an apartment, try posting on the ECIL Facebook page or contact iira.rautiainen@oulu.fi to do so on your behalf.

Registration

How to register

Submit your ECIL 2018 registration via the online registration form. The participation fee includes the conference program and materials, lunches, coffees. (Please note that the gala dinner is not included in the conference registration fee).

Registration Fees

  Early Bird
Before June 15, 2018
Regular
Between June 16,
August 31, 2018
Late & Onsite
After 1st September 2018
Regular 400 € 450 € 550 €
Student 250 € 300 € 400 €
Accompanying person* 200 € 250 € 350 €

** Author registration deadline: 30 June 2018

 

Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • The registration of participation is binding.
  • If you have to cancel the registration, you get 80% back until 30 days before the start of the event. In all other cases, the financial responsibilities of the participants remain fully effective.
  • The participation fees are owed upon registration and are payable within 7 days following submission of the registration (but not later than 7 days before the starting day of the event). The payment is to be made either with credit card or wire transfer**.
  • Participation is not guaranteed until full payment of the registration fee is received.
  • Participation that has already been registered can be transferred to another person from the same organisation without any extra charge.
  • The conference program may be subject to changes.
  • Payments will be refunded if the conference will be canceled by the organizer. In that case, the organizer will have no further liability to the client. Registrations remain valid if the conference has to be postponed.

* The Accompanying person registration permits an individual to accompany a regular conference registrant to receptions, lunches, coffee breaks. The “Accompanying person registration” is NOT for individuals who would otherwise need to pay for a full registration.
** Please note that, in case of wire transfer additional fees are charged by banks for non European countries. All fees and charges applied by intermediary (correspondent) and receiving banks for their role in processing the transaction and payment are to be paid by the participants.

Keynote speakers

Peter Bath’s interest in information science and health informatics developed at the end of his first degree in Applied Biology, when he came to Sheffield in 1990 to study for the MSc in Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies. Following his MSc, he studied for a PhD in chemical structure handling under the supervision of Professor Peter Willett and Dr. Frank Allen (Cambridge). He was appointed Research Fellow (1994-1996), then Lecturer (1996-2000), in Information Science in the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing (SISA) at the University of Sheffield. He re-joined the Department of Information Studies in 2000, when he was appointed Lecturer in Health Informatics to set up the new MSc in Health Informatics programme and became Head of the Health Informatics Research Group. Peter was appointed Professor of Health Informatics in the Information School in 2013 and in September 2016 be was appointed Head of the Information School. Peter was Principal Investigator for £1.03M multi-centre grant from the UK Economic and Social Rearch Council for a project “A Shared Space and a Space for Sharing”, which explored how people in extreme circumstances share information in online environments (2014-2017). Peter has published 125 papers in peer-reviewed journals, six peer-reviewed book chapters and over 100 peer-reviewed conference papers and abstracts. His work has received over 4,000 citations and his h-index is 36 and his i10-index is 80. Peter is Chair of the University of Sheffield Research Ethics Committee.

 

Karen E. Fisher is a Professor at the Information School, and Adjunct Professor in the Communication Department at the University of Washington. She is also a Consultant for UNHCR Jordan, Visiting Professor at the Open Lab, Newcastle University, U.K., and Adjunct Professor, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. An advocate of humanitarian research, her passion is how HCI-industry-NGO collaborations can improve lives around the world and build futures. Her top priority is working with Syrian youth to increase educational opportunity, livelihoods and social connectedness at the UNHCR Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Parallel fieldwork focuses on Arab refugees in Europe, understanding their information behavior and the economic impacts of migration.
Dr. Fisher is renowned for her development and use of theory and methods for understanding information problems, specifically on how people experience information as part of everyday life, with emphasis on the interpersonal aspects and the role of informal social settings or “Information Grounds.” You can read more about Karen’s work from here: https://ischool.uw.edu/people/faculty/profile/fisher

 

Frans Mäyrä, PhD, is the Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, with specialization in digital culture and game studies in the University of Tampere, Finland. Since 2002, he has been heading the University of Tampere Game Research Lab, and he has taught and studied digital culture and games from the early 1990s. He is widely consulted as an expert in socio-cultural issues relating to games, play and playfulness. His research interests range from game cultures, meaning making through playful interaction and online social play, to borderlines, identity, as well as transmedial fantasy and science fiction. He is also the director of the Academy of Finland funded Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (2018-2025).

Invited Speaker

Kristiina Kumpulainen, PhD, is Professor of Education, specializing in pre-school and early primary education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki. Recognized internationally for her scholarship Kumpulainen is the author of over 100 articles and 10 books. Her research interests focus on young children’s learning, development and wellbeing in their social ecologies in and out of formal education, dialogic learning, agency and identity, multiliteracies, and professional development of teachers. She is the recipient of numerous research and development grants. Her current research projects include the Joy of Learning Multiliteracies (www.monilukutaito.com) and School-based Makerspaces for Promoting Young Learners’ Digital Literacies and Creativity (www.plchelsinki.fi).

Third call for papers

Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, the Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University, the Information Literacy Association, and the  Department of  Information and  Communication Studies  at  the  University of  Oulu,  the  European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) will take place in Oulu, Finland, from 24-27 September 2018.

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Second Call for Papers

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)
http://ecil2018.ilconf.org/
September 24-27, 2018, Oulu, Finland

Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, the Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University, the Information Literacy Association, and the Department of Information and Communication Studies at the University of Oulu, the European Conference on Information Literacy ( ECIL) will take place in Oulu, Finland, from 24-27 September 2018.

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First Call for Papers

First Call for Papers
European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)
September 24-27, 2018, Oulu, Finland

Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, the Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University, the Information Literacy Association, and the Department of Information and Communication Studies at the University of Oulu, the European Conference on Information Literacy ( ECIL) will take place in Oulu, Finland, from 24-27 September 2018.

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