Evening programme

Eat, Meet, MyData - Repeat!

Pre-events are here for those who can’t wait for the conference to start! Meet the organisers, your fellow attendees, and fetch your conference pass to avoid the queues in the morning!


29th of August, starting 19.00

Platz, Roseni 7
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An informal pre-conference get-together will take place in Tallinn from 19:00 onwards at a lovely restaurant called Platz (Roseni 7, Tallinn). In addition to getting the chance to meet and network with fellow conference-goers, you’ll be able to pick up your conference pass and kit and avoid the registration queues in the morning.

Platz: http://www.platz.ee – if you have trouble finding us, please call, text or Whatsapp the Info Desk number.


30th of August, starting 19.00

Botta (2nd floor), Dagmarinkatu 2
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Come and meet the MyData crew and fellow conference guests and speakers at Botta from 7 PM onwards. You can grab a drink and check in to the conference at the bar, avoiding the possible registration rush on Thursday morning.

Those who participated the first conference day in Tallinn will arrive with a ferry that is in Helsinki 20:30 and will join the event around 9pm.

BottaDagmarinkatu 2 – if you have trouble finding us, please call, text or Whatsapp the Info Desk number.

Drinks reception - Thu. 31 Aug 5.30-7PM

Right after the programme ends at 17:30 on Thursday, light food and drinks will be served in the lobby of Kulttuuritalo. Enjoy each others’ company and the refreshments provided before heading out into the city for dinner.

Dinners in the City - Thu. 31 Aug. 7PM onwards

Dine with your fellow conference-goers! We have reserved tables from restaurants around Helsinki for you: pick your favourite one and enjoy the night in the city.

Don’t eat alone – sign up to one of the dinner tables below!

On the evening of the second conference day (Wednesday 31 August) we have pre-reserved tables at a variety of restaurants in Helsinki to facilitate networking and sparkle interesting discussions among the participants. The dinners are self-financed (we have included restaurants with different price levels).

The number of available seats per dinner are usually between 6 and 8 with few exceptions. The number of available seats will be depicted on the signup sheet below.

All the dinners start at 7 PM – come directly to the restaurant or to the meeting point right outside the main entrance at 6:30. There will be a contact person for each restaurant, as your friendly local guide. 

How to sign-up?

1.      Choose the interesting restaurant from the list below

2.      Click here and see if there are free places in that table

3.      Put your name or alias as participant to next free slot (questions or comments – you can add those after your name)

4.      If the table is full – don’t worry, just choose another restaurant, there is good company and good food in many places!

5.      If you change your mind, please remove your name from the list and free the place for someone else

Kallio Area

Juttutupa, Säästöpankinranta 6 / for 6 pers / 19.30
The ever lively Juttutupa is one of the oldest restaurants in Helsinki. Its roots stretch back all the way to the year 1884. This is a good choice for those planning on having a sauna nearby. Juttutupa, familiarly known as Juttis, is open every day and everyone is always welcome. Juttis’ bierkeller like warm atmosphere is a little bohemian, a little traditional but always with a relaxed, hassle-free ambiance.

Töölö Area

Töölönranta, Helsinginkatu 56 / 10 pers / 19.00
Töölönranta is a stylish meeting place in Töölönlahti Bay, immediately adjacent to the Finnish National Opera. The light-filled dining room and cozy lounge with a fire offer wonderful, expansive views of Hesperia Park and Töölönlahti Bay. The kitchen serves up modern Scandinavian cuisine with European touches.

Töölön Sävel Finbistro
, Runeberginkatu 40 / 8 pers / 19.00
Töölön Sävel takes you back to the nostalgic 50’s. The place is known for its cozy atmosphere and good food and good beer selection. International kitchen. 

Trattoria SognoTöölöntorinkatu 2 / 8 pers / 19.00
Cozy restaurant with relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Italian kitchen.

Kuu, Töölönkatu 27 / 6 pers / 19.00
Enjoyable dining experiences since 1966. Classical Finnish Cuisine with a modern twist.

Central Area

Manala, Dagmarinkatu 2 / 8 pers / 19.00
When hungry as the devil or thirsty as hell. G
ood food at reasonable prices. The menu includes dishes for all kinds of hunger and taste.

Virgin Oil Co, Mannerheimintie 5 / 10 pers / 19.00
Virgin Oil Co. is a unique american-italian restaurant experience at the heart of Helsinki. At the lobby bar you can taste our house wine and other drinks. Nice décor, friendly service and reasonable prices.

Sauna - Thu. 31 Aug. 8:30 PM onwards

Record the address Paasivuorenkatu 3, and find your way to the Sauna!

#mydatasauna as part of the MyData 2017 evening programme will take place on Thursday 31st of August 8.30 PM onwards!

There are five million inhabitants and over three million saunas in Finland – an average of one per household. For Finnish people the sauna is a place to relax with friends and family, but also typical part of other kinds of social gatherings including business and work related events.

We want to offer conference participants possibility to experience this essential part of Finnish culture. In the sauna venue there are separate saunas for men & women, and a common area for everyone to socialise together. If you are not in the mood for sauna you are most welcome to just hang out in good company.

What are you supposed to do in a Finnish sauna – and what not? Read 10 tips for the beginners!