Venue 2023

Date & Address

ScanAgile23 takes place at Helsinki Congress Paasitorni (Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, Helsinki) on March 28 and 29, 2023 from 8:00 am. Check out the program for more details.



Paasitorni is located in Siltasaari, Helsinki, right next to Hakaniemi, beside Eläintarhanlahti Bay. The location is close to nature, yet central. Paasitorni is easily accessible, and there are ample entertainment and cultural services in the immediate vicinity, as well as a variety of accommodation options within.

How to get to the venue?

The most convenient way to arrive is by public transportation. In case you are coming directly from the airport, a train departs directly from the airport to Helsinki Central Railway Station.

After arriving at the nearest tram stop, Hakaniemi, it’s a short walk of 280m. Paasitorni can be quickly reached from Helsinki Railway Station by trams 3, 6, 7, and 9 or by metro and buses 62, 71 and 75. Reittiopas offers the most reliable connections.

About a kilometer away is the Central Railway Station, easily reachable by foot or bicycle. On the side flanking Saariniemenkatu, Paasitorni provides bicycle parking.

Please allow plenty of time to park if you arrive by car. Paasitorni does not have its own parking facilities. The toll-paying parking area at Eläintarhanlahti Bay and the long-term parking options at Jaffa Station (Arena Center Hakaniemi) are nearby. Click here for a parking map with parking information.


In what spaces will ScanAgile23 be held?

There are six forest animals in the ScanAgile23 brand visuals: fox, squirrel, bear, moose, rabbit, and raccoon. It may have surprised you to learn that the Program 2023 includes the following names:

Floor 1:

Info Desk, to register and pick up your badge. Opens at 8:00 am.

🦊 Siltasaari Hall is Fox, the venue for Talks by conference speakers.

Floor 1.5:


🐿 Juho Rissanen is Squirrel, a place for Workshops.

🐻 Karl Lindahl is Bear, the venue for Talks by conference speakers.

🦌 Tarja Halonen is Moose, a place for Workshops.

🐇 Matti Paasivuori is Rabbit, exclusively for keynote speakers and conference speakers.

Floor 2:

Restaurant Paasi is a venue for:

  • Breakfast is served both conference days between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch is served on March28 between 12:15 and 13:30 and on March 29 between 12:00 and 13:15.
  • Conference Party on March 28 begins at 17:30 and ends at 22:00.

Note that at breakfast and lunch time besides ScanAgile23 people, others will also dine at Restaurant Passi. The ConferenceParty time is exclusively booked for ScanAgile23.

Floor 2.5:

During breaks, you can enjoy the magnificent view over Eläintarhanlahti from the foyer’s large windows.

🌲 Juhlasalli/Congress Hall is Forest, the venue for the big opening, Talks by keynote speakers and conference speakers, including a moment for the thesis award winners and sponsors corner.

🦝 Lampiö/Foyer is Raccoon, ‘Organisers Corner’, designed as a living room offering a relaxed yet cosy setting suitable for mingling, connecting, sharing, and laughing.

Floor 6:

Huippu/Rooftop Room is the Quiet Room

All floor plans can be found here. If you would like to take a 360-degree virtual tour, click here.

Is it accessible?

Paasitorni’s premises are accessible to people with reduced mobility, except for Huippu/Rooftop Room which is the Quiet Room, where people can pray or have quiet time.

To enter the conference centre you pass through the inner courtyard. You will find automated doors between the main entrance at Paasivuorenkatu 5 A and Hotel Scandic Paasi at 5 B.

Forest Space offers wheelchair lifts for accessing the stage, and Fox Space offers ramps for accessing the stage. Moreover, Forest Space has an induction loop as a fixed feature; other premises can have it when ordered in advance. Please contact Paasitorni’s Conference Services at +358 97089613 for more info.


Where are the lifts?

The building has two lifts.

  • Lift 1, capacity 630 kg, runs between floors 1 (downstairs lobby), 2 (Restaurant Paasi), 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Quiet Room).
  • Lift 2, capacity 1,000 kg, runs between floors 0, 1 (Fox Space), 1.5 (Squirrel, Bear, Moose and Rabbit Space), 2.5 (Forest Space) and 3.5.

To move from Restaurant Paasi to Forest Space, for instance, take lift 1 to the downstairs lobby and lift 2 from there to floor 2.5.


Where are the restrooms?

Paasitorni’s accessible restrooms are located on floor 0 (Info Desk), 2.5 (Forest Space) and on floor 3. Also, next to the Quiet Room on floor 6.

Any questions, doubts, or needs?

  • Before the conference: Please refer to the FAQ 2023 or email us at
  • During the conference:
    • Our volunteers will help you at the Info Desk at the Lobby on Floor 0, or, in other words, the desk where you received your badge 🙂
    • Sevcan Hakyemez-Paul can assist you with accessing the Quiet Room and guiding you with queries regarding inclusion and equity.

Helsinki Congress Paasitorni

Conference participants will gather at Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, a stunning waterside Art Nouveau building near Helsinki’s centre, which was once the Helsinki Worker’s House.


ScanAgile will be held in Paasitorni.

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