Digital Archiving Futures 4-6 September 2024

The Location - City of Mikkeli

Mikkeli is located in Eastern Finland in an area with many lakes and forests. The town is located not so far away from the metropolitan area, so one can easily get there by bus or train.Map of Mikkeli in Finland

Mikkeli is a lively town with beautiful lake scenery, combination of interesting history and traditions, active business, high education and research, culture, nature and internationality.

Mikkeli has approximately 50 000 inhabitants and there are over 6000 students studying in the city.

Mikkeli has an interesting history since the town served as the headquarters of the Finnish army during three wars. That is why you can see ‘Headquarters’ mentioned in many places. Mikkeli is a lively town not only in summer but also in winter. During the last winters we have enjoyed beautiful ice sculptures as part of international ice festival arranged in the centre of town. In addition to different festivals, you can enjoy various happenings throughout the year.

You can read more about the charming city of Mikkeli at


Travelling to Mikkeli: Mikkeli is situated approximately 260 km from Helsinki. Depending on where you are coming from, there are different means of transport you might find convenient:

Mikkelin Matkakeskus


Our recommendation for accommodation during your stay in Mikkeli is Sokos Hotel Vaakuna (Maaherrankatu 13, 50100 Mikkeli) in the centre of the city. Hotel is 1,3 km walking distance from Xamk Campus area. Room reservations have to be made online: Sokos Hotel Vaakuna by using the reservation code: BKAA240904 or by phone / email: Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Mikkeli Sales office, opening hours: weekdays at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. tel: +358 10 764 2000 or email: Outside office hours directly in hotel: tel. 010 764 2100 or email: Hotel Vaakuna

Bookings have to be done before 5.8.2024. Allotment code is valid only for confirmed dates (4.-6.9.2024). Please notice that there is a limited amount of rooms available with the special rate. Individual room bookings outside the allotment dates must be reserved separately. All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card or paid upon booking. Individual reservations from the allotment can be canceled free of charge 7 days prior to the arrival. ROOM RATES: 103 €/night/ Standard-room in single use and 123 €/night/Standard-twin room. Guests are entitled to the rooms from 3:00 PM on the day of arrival to 12:00 (noon) on day the of departure. Rates include breakfast during normal opening hours, wireless internet access (Wi-Fi), VAT and guest sauna (when available). Parking instructions: Parking in Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Mikkeli –

Other accomodations at Mikkeli:

The Venue

The convention will be taking place at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Mikpoli Building (Address: Patteristonkatu 2, 50100 Mikkeli). Xamk Campus at Mikkeli is located at a former military base with beautiful buildings and surroundings. It has a truly international atmosphere as there are over 300 foreign students from many different countries on campus every year. There are 3500 students and 300 staff members at the campus all together.

Xamk Mikpoli-rakennus

You can find information about the Xamk Campus and the available services here:

For more information:
Project manager Kati Saltiola, kati.saltiola (at)
Project pages:
Digitalia pages:

Register to this event before 24th June 2024

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