The Virtual Conference Platform

This year’s conference is built on a versatile platform called Howspace. It is an Al-powered digital collaboration tool. 

You will find the program, links to the various sessions, presentations of the keynote speakers and poster exhibition, all on the Howspace platform. The platform works both on desktop and mobile. The platform will stay open until 30 June, and the programme recordings will remain available on the platform for the conference participants. 

Accessing the Howspace platform

You will get a personal login link to access the platform on Tuesday 1 June via email. Please do not delete the email with the login link. If you do not receive this login link to your email on 1 June, please check your spam folder just in case. You may also contact

On the platform you may edit your profile information and also add your own profile picture, instead of just your initials that appear as a default option. To change your profile picture, click on your initials at the upper right corner > My profile > Change profile image. It is also possible to edit your name when editing the profile.

Parallel sessions organised via Zoom

All the parallel sessions as well as the Poster session will take place in Zoom. Links to Zoom will be found on the Howspace platform under each session. Technical instructions for Zoom are available as well.

We recommend that you install separate Zoom software on your computer/device. The individually installed Zoom software provides more functionality for managing and using the meeting. The vulnerabilities and problems that have appeared in media in Public Zoom have not affected the service used at the UTU that is different from the publicly available Zoom service.

> Download Zoom software

We promise you a great, engaging, and relevant event experience online. Register for the conference and get the unique opportunity to build a valuable network, learn and benefit from the event attendees’ knowledge and experience, and share yours. 

> Conference will be live streamed from Turku

General Technical Instructions for Participants:
– Functional Internet connection is essential in virtual events!
– We recommend that you close all other applications on your computer to make sure the full capacity of your Internet connection is available.
– Browser: the latest version of Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
– Sound: Headphones are the best way to participate in virtual events. If you participate in a conversation, preferably use headphones with their own microphone.