Is this a day event?

Yes. The event schedule starts at 10am and finishes at 17pm on both event days.

How to get to SHIFT

Reaching Turku

Turku is a transportation hub hosting both an airport and a harbour. You can also reach the city by a train, a bus or a car.

By Air

You may reach Turku by air. Please visit the below web site for more information.


You can reach Turku by a train from Helsinki or Tampere. Please consult the below website for timetables and tickets.


There are ferry connections to Turku from Stockholm. Please consult the website below for timetables and tickets.


Please consult the below websites for timetables and tickets.

Arriving to the Venue

By bike

Get some fresh air and cycle along the riverside. Bicycle parking is available at the junction of Linnankatu and Satamakatu, at the opposite side of the castle.

By bus

SHIFT and Föli, the Turku region public transport, are offering the visitors free bus rides on Wednesday 31st May.The bus-line 1 drives from the airport to the market square and all the way to the castle where SHIFT takes place. The bus stops are right next to the entrance. Please consult the below website for timetables.

By car

The venue has very limited car parking so we wish you would not arrive by car. You can find the Turku region electric charging stations on the website below.

About Turku

Turku is the oldest city in Finland and boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage. It is home to the oldest school as well as the oldest theatre in Finland.The SHIFT is continuing this tradition of trailblazing by gathering some of the sharpest minds in the world to actively shape our global future heritage. Located at the south-western coast of Finland it is a gateway to one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world.

The event venue is the Turku Castle dating back to the 13th century. At this truly unique venue you can hear the wings of history, while making history as part of the SHIFT.

Where to stay in Turku

There are plenty of hotels in and around Turku, but we recommend that you check out our partners.

Is this a tech event?

We certainly are not an event only for the tech geeks drooling over the latest gadget. Having said that, we do acknowledge that technology is a driver of change in the fields of health, learning, and energy. We are about tech empowering humans, not the other way around.

So your answer is yes and no.

Is this an event for me?

It is crucial for any individual or company to stay relevant. The SHIFT is for pioneers and thought leaders in the fields of health, learning, and energy. So, if you work in those fields, it is pivotal to join The SHIFT, and learn about the latest trends and developments.

Plus we have food. And circus. And music. Comprende?


The venue being a medieval castle, there are quite a few steps and some narrow passages inside. Nevertheless all the places can be reached through an elevator. Outside areas are of uneven cobblestone, grass, or gravel. Unfortunately, there is no elevator at the after party venue. Some areas may not be reached. Nevertheless, food, beverages, and good company are guaranteed. Please notify in advance if you have a disability and require assistance. Or if you have further questions about accessibility, please contact Laura Luukkonen at