Find your way around using the HSL Journey Planner Helsinki is a walkable city but care of HSL we have transit passes for all attendees. Enjoy zipping around Helsinki during Open Studios.


The full conference schedule is available here: This is the schedule that is always up to date and we will keep updating this throughout the event in case last minute changes come up. Remember there are also a lot of exciting evening events!

Social events at Interaction 16

With your Interaction 16 badge you can attend different events around the city each evening after the conference:

Interaction 16 conference info: registration and more!


The conference will start with registration on March 2 at 8:00 am. Just a tip from the pros: get there early so you don’t missing the opening words from our co-chairs and keynote by Marko Ahtisaari.

Complimentary Helsinki transit card and SIM

At registration you can get a complimentary:

  • Helsinki Transit Card courtesy of HSL
  • 4G Prepaid Starter Kit by Saunalahti, courtesy of Elisa is available for those who do not have one. The kit includes a SIM card with a EUR 6 initial balance, which will last for 6 days (EUR 0.99/day) for 3G/4G data.

IxDA on Slack

Get in touch with conference attendees via IxDA’s Slack. Follow the instructions you get in the invitation email to

IxD16 App is out!

Interaction 16 conference app has now been released for iOS. Stay up to date with what’s going on, browse speakers, talks, workshops and plan your schedule for the day. The app also contains a map of Finlandia Hall and general info on how to get there. You can download the app from here.

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Getting to the city from the airport

Find your way around using the Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) journey planner. There are several ways of getting to and from the airport. A good source of info is the Helsinki Airport site but we have also put together a useful list for you:

  • Train or Bus: Use your complimentary pass transit pass and hop on the I/P train or Bus 615 to Helsinki Central Station
  • Taxi: You can grab a taxi which will cost you around 30-40€
  • Uber: Slightly cheaper than a taxi
  • Finnair City Bus: You can also get to and from Helsinki Airport using the Finnair City Buses, operated by Pohjolan Liikenne. Buses depart from the airport and Helsinki city centre every 20 minutes.

Conference basics

Wheelchair Accessibility

All main conference venues and the evening parties are in locations that are wheelchair accessible. Some of the peripheral events (such as the Thursday night Open Studios event and various happy hours hosted by other companies) may or may not be accessible. If you would like more information, assistance with transportation or access for these or other events, please get in touch.

Accommodations for the Hearing Impaired

The IxDA will provide specific accommodations for hearing impairment as needed. Because accommodations for hearing impairment can take many forms, we ask you to reach out to us with your particular needs and we will do our best to accommodate.

Nursing Rooms

The conference venues will have a room reserved for nursing moms. Ask a conference volunteer if you’d like access.

Creating a Safe Environment for Everyone

We strive for a great conference experience for every attendee, and as a part of our community gathering your role in this is important too. The IxDA has created a Code of Conduct that applies to all of our in-person events as well as our online forums, and outlines some expectations for participation in our community. We encourage you to give it a read. Additionally, we’d like to open lines of communication to our conference volunteers to address any concerns you have during the conference.

Finnish phrases you might need in Helsinki

Moi = Hi!
Kiitos = Thank you
Ole hyvä = Your welcome
Yksi tuoppi = One pint
Kaksi tuoppia = Two pints
Miten menee? = How’s it going?
Puhutko englantia? = Do you speak English?
Minä rakastan Helsinkiä! = I love Helsinki!

Follow us and find out the latest at Interaction 16

To find out the latest announcements and info pre and during the conference, you can follow one (or all) of the following channels:

Connect with others by using and following our official conference hashtag #ixd16

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