NT13 Social program

Conference dinner (June 26)

The NT13 Conference dinner will be held on Wednesday evening at Kalastajatorppa ("Fisherman's croft" in Finnish). The first cafe was opened at the same spot in 1915, making the restaurant a mainstay of Helsinki dining for almost 100 years. The reception will be hosted by the NT13 co-chair, dean of the Aalto University School of Science, Academy Professor Risto Nieminen, and is supported by our gold sponsor AIXTRON who will address the delegates.

The Dinner entertainment will be provided by two very special Finnish artists:

Laura Iso-Metsala

(C) 2011 Karen Hagqvist


(C) Pyryantero Photography

Laura Iso-Metsala is a Finnish singer and folk musician, drawing her inspiration from the old Finnish song tradition and the mysticism of the ancient national epic, Kalevala. The ethereal tone of her kantele (a Finnish zither instrument) attunes the minds of the listeners to the presence of the forest spirits, before incantations whirl them into the flow of the perennial verses.

Phantom was formed in January 2012 by singer & songwriter Hanna Toivonen and Aalto alumn, producer & sound designer Tommi Koskinen. Phantom blossomed from a mutual interest for alternative electronic music and innovative ways of making it. Their music swims from catchy future pop with a jazzy twist to dark waters of electro and cinematic eerie soundscapes and alternative electroacoustic beats.

Phantom launched their first EP 'Scars' and music video at the 2012 SXSW Festival. Their live shows have provoked rapturous responses, incorporating stunning realtime Kinect visuals and an original handmade instrument (a midi theremin) affectionately called UFO. Phantom is currently working on their debut album.

Check out wearephantom.com for a taster of their sound and videos.

    "The next big thing out of Helsinki." -Glue
    "I feel like I've been hugged by the sky." -BBC Radio 1, Edith Bowman's Review show
    "There's a lot to love about formally trained jazz singer Hanna Toivonen and beat-maker Tommi Koskinen." The Guardian New Music
    "Top 10 of Eurosonic 2013: 'Heart-stirring yet poppy'" -Q TheMusic
    "Phantom's UFO theremin is the best handmade instrument we've seen" -NME Blog
    "Phantom flirts with the moody and catchy pop genre in a slight Swedish spirit, and man do we love what we hear." -JaJaJa

Excursion (June 26)

The NT13 excursion is a boat cruise with refreshments amongst the beautiful islands of the Helsinki archipelago on Wednesday afternoon. There will be bus transportation from Dipoli to the Helsinki city center after the Wednesday afternoon session. The cruise departs from Market square (Kauppatori), and lands within walking distance of the Conference banquet.

Espoo city reception (June 25)

The Espoo city reception for our delegates will be held on Tuesday evening in the WeeGee building, which is an old printing house that has been transformed into a unique exhibition centre fot culture and different events. It contains over 20000 square metres of living culture, art, exhibitions and events.During the Conference time, the original Futuro concept house will be open for public.

Welcome party (June 24)

The NT13 welcome party will be held at Dipoli in the end of the first conference day. The reception will be hosted by the head of our National Committee, Docent Albert G. Nasibulin, and is supported by our silver sponsor Linde Nanomaterials who will address the delegates.