An evening for students, post-docs and other researchers in their early careers

The eagerly-anticipated opportunity for early career researchers to meet and mingle before the start of the conference proper will feature again at SVEPM 2018 in Tallinn. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, starting at 17.00 in the restaurant Wabadus right at the center of Tallinn on the Freedom Square.

The event is free, but those joining the meal should allow ca 30€ to cover this. Light refreshments will be provided at the reustaurant during the event for everyone.

All of the hotels are within 10-20 minutes walking distance from the restaurant so you don't need to use public transport or a taxi. See this map to find out the quickest route between your points of interest!

Date and Time: Tue, 20 March, 2018, 17:00 – 21:00

Location: Restaurant Wabadus, Vabaduse väljak 10, II floor, 10146 Tallinn

Presentation: Locksley Messam - Interpreting p values, point estimates and confidence intervals in veterinary epidemiology

Tallinn Pub Crawl

Tallinn has a rich bar and pub culture with many great places in and near the Old Town. We will provide you with a map of recommended pubs and bars for the evening.

Want to know the best places already? Take a look here and here for recommendations from locals!

Welcome Reception at the Kolu Inn

The welcome reception takes place on 21 March in Kolu Inn, in the Estonian Open Air Museum.

The 14 farms in the museum provide an overview of how families from different strata of society lived in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. As you might expect to find in any proper village, there is a church, an inn, a schoolhouse, mills, a fire station, a shop and fishing sheds by the sea.

The Kolu Inn is a small highway tavern with one stable that was constructed in the village of the same name in Kose Parish in 1840.

It was transported to the museum in 1968 and then reconstructed. Since 1993, it has again operated as a tavern, offering delicious national dishes every day!


Gala Dinner at the Song Festival Grounds

The gala dinner takes place on 22 March at the Conference centre of the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. Get a taste of great food and drinks along with music and colleagues at an inspiring and historic place!

The Song Festival Grounds are best known as the place where every 5 years the Song Festival is held. The tradition started in 1869 when 51 male choirs and brass bands encompassing 845 singers and musicians gathered in Tartu. Today nearly 25,000 singers take part, attracting an audience of nearly 100,000.

In 2017, there was a Youth Song and Dance Celebration and in 2019 we will celebrate the festival's 150th birthday with the 27th Song and Dance Celebration.

In November 2003, UNESCO declared Estonia’s Song and Dance Celebration tradition a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Tallinn City Tour

Tallinn City Tour will take place on 23 March from 15.00. Gathering at the Original Sokos Hotel Viru lobby.

First established in the early medieval era, today’s Tallinn is an exciting mix of old and new. 

Tallinn Old Town is one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world. A stone’s throw away you’ll find the city’s business centre with modern towers and luxurious hotels, trendy neighbourhoods and large shopping centres. 

Tallinn’s luring coastline dotted with promenades and sandy beaches is especially rewarding during the summer but offers scenic views of the iconic cityscape throughout the year.

For those who want to stay for the weekend,

please visit our official tourist information website for more information!