Conference Venue


Korpoström, Archipelago Sea, Finland

Korpoström, Korpo Island, Pargas (Finland)

Korpo is one of the main islands of the Archipelago City of Pargas. The Archipelago City consists of over 20.000 islands. The Archipelago Road, leading to Korpo, stretches from mainland Finland over numerous islands connected by bridges and free ferries, and from Finland's former capital city Turku, the journey to Korpo and the islands south shore Korpoström takes around 2,5 hours by car or bus. Korpoström, the harbour area at the south end of Korpo island, is a gate to the Archipelago National Park, and part of the St Olav Pilgrimage Route.

The 15th Annual IRTP Conference will be arranged in the Archipelago Center Korpoström. Archipelago Center Korpoström is a place where culture, art and science interact with locals, nearby schools and visitors of the area. It offers facilities and organises many cultural and educational events. In the Archipelago Center there is a restaurant, hotel, art exhibitions, guest harbour, activities like Biosphere experience lab or paddling and a small store to buy groceries during summer. Archipelago Center also houses offices for Unesco Archipelago Sea Biosphere Reserve area, state forestry management Metsähallitus, Åbo University's marine research department, archipelago foundation Åbolands Skärgårsstiftelse and an art residence. 

Accommodation is available for the quickest just a stone's throw from the conference facilities, but for many, the accommodation will be arranged on Korpo island or close by island Nagu with free transportation each morning and afternoon. 

Find Korpoström on Google Maps here and the Archipelago Center Korpoström on their website here. 

See more about the Finnish Archipelago here.

Things to note about the venue 

The Finnish Archipelago, consisting of thousands of islands with small villages on the island, is reachable by public transportation, but getting around in the area and experiencing the area is very much easier if you rent a car from the airport.