Stay overnight and immerse yourself in shift

Do you have a Executive Pass or Shift Pass to SHIFT 2021 or are you planning to buy one? Great – have you considered joining the Innovation Retreat?

Ticket holders can book accommodation at the festival venue, Hotel Kakola, and thus attend the first ever SHIFT Innovation retreat. It draws you away from the ordinary, nurtures creative thinking, and strengthens the bonds and encounters with others sharing the same experience. See room prices at the end of this page.





Breakfast with a stranger
Breakfast at the hotel on both festival mornings 7:00–9:00
Challenge yourself to talk with strangers at differently-themed tables.


RETREAT MORNING SESSIONS  on Thursday 26 August 9:00–10:00

Wake up your body and mind in innovation retreat morning sessions – pick the one most appealing to you!

✨ Remote morning coffee with Cecilie Plough Sarp
Discuss Circular Economy with Cecilie, an international business developer and expert in circular economy, who works with stakeholders from the political level, through the international startup systems, with investors, universities, and into single corporations.
The session is organised online in SHIFT virtual platform Liveto.

✨ Omega leadership coaching with Risto Kuulasmaa 
Risto is a portfolio entrepreneur with an award-winning international career in media and marketing as an executive and producer. He has raised 7 figures for his startup, and he works as a senior advisor for large corporations.
The session is organised at Future Stage.

✨ Turku Insta Walk from the hotel to Turku Castle
On Turku Instawalk we will walk along the riverside, home to many popular #instagram locations. Take your own IG shots, and try out the tips given on the tour. You will also hear stories of Turku, past and present.
The tour starts at the Hotel entrance.

✨ Cuckoo workout session for mind and body
Join a Cuckoo-break to boost your energies and add joy to your day!
The session is organised at Innovation stage.




All premises of Hotel Kakola are reserved for SHIFT between 24 and 26 August. If you’re traveling from a distance, consider booking your room already on the 24th – the opening show starts already around 10 on the first festival day and you don’t want to miss that!

Rooms come in all styles and sizes. See the options here. The page is in Finnish only, but the hotel staff will assist you with translation. Pro tip from us to you: There are fewer rooms than tickets, so pick your room now before others do!



Room prices and booking
Single 125 € (sold out)
Twin and Standard 145 € (sold out)
Jail Room 150 €
Family room 190 €
Superior 195€
Junior Suite 210 € (sold out)

Booking, inquiries, and information about the cancellation policy
+358 2 515 0555

When booking, remember to mention that you’re attending SHIFT.



Isn’t it exciting to be part of something completely new? We sure think so. Welcome to SHIFT Innovation Retreat!