Practical Information

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For the 10th year in the row, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, welcomes the cyber experts from all over the world to the International Conference on Cyber Conflict. 
Please see some practical information about the conference below

 

Organisers

CyCon X: Maximising Effects will be featuring excellent speakers from all over the world. To date, the following speakers are confirmed to speak at CyCon X: Maximising Effects is organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, a Tallinn-based think tank, knowledge hub and training facility, together with partners from academia, private sector and governments. Volunteers help us run the conference smoothly.

Venue

CyCon X: Maximising Effects will take place from May 30th to June 1st at the conference centre of Swissotel Tallinn (Tornimäe 3, Tallinn, Estonia).

Accommodation

We are pleased to offer special CyCon discount rates in selected hotels, including at the conference venue Swissotel Tallinn. All these hotels are located in the city centre within a short walking distance of each other and of historical and cultural sights and business and shopping districts. All discount rates listed below include buffet breakfast and WiFi.

When making your booking, please mention ‘CyCon’ to get the special rate. Please bear in mind that rooms at the special rates are subject to availability.

Swissôtel Tallinn****
 

Swiss Advantage Single room, CyCon rate: €150

Swiss Advantage Double room, CyCon rate: €165

 

Reservations: reservations.tallinn-at-swissotel.com or +372 624 4444

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel****
 

Single/Double room, CyCon rate: €150

 

Reservations: reservations.tallinn-at-radissonblu.com or +372 682 3500

Nordic Hotel Forum****
 

Standard Single/Double room, CyCon rate: €124

 

Reservations: forum-at-nordichotels.eu or +372 622 2999

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia****
 

Standard Class Single/Double room, CyCon rate: €115

Superior Class Single/Double room, CyCon rate: €125

 

Reservations: estonia.sales-at-radissonblu.com or +372 669 0690

Tallink City Hotel****
 

Standard Single room, CyCon rate: €79

Standard Double room, CyCon rate: €84

 

Reservations: hotelbooking-at-tallink.ee or phone: +372 630 0808

Hestia Hotel Europa****
 

Standard Single room, CyCon rate: €65

Standard Double room, CyCon rate: €70

 

Reservations: booking.europa-at-hestiahotels.ee or phone: +372 669 9777

Travel to Estonia

Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa zone. Check the list of countries which do not need a visa visiting Estonia Citizens of countries not mentioned above require a visa to enter Estonia.

By plane: Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport has direct flights to many cities, including the nearby Baltic capitals, Riga and Vilnius. It is also easy to fly in direct from many cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Kiev, London, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Warsaw. It takes 10 minutes by taxi and around 20 minutes by bus or tram to reach the conference venue from the airport. Make sure to book your flights early.

By ferry: There is a frequent ferry connection between Tallinn and Helsinki and the trip takes around 2 hours. Overnight ferries also link Tallinn with Stockholm.

By road: Tallinn is 300km from Riga, Latvia, on the Via Baltica, part of the E67 Highway that runs to Prague. There is a choice of international bus lines connecting Tallinn with Riga, Vilnius, St. Petersburg and many German and Scandinavian cities.

More on Tallinn and Estonia

Estonia has been named ‘the most advanced digital society in the world’ by Wired and ‘the digital republic that has quite possibly found the way of the future’ in the New Yorker

Check out the following videos:

https://toolbox.estonia.ee/media/1188

https://mediabank.visittallinn.ee/est/videod/promovideod/oid-16210/?&offset=1

More facts and stories on Estonia and Tallinn

For recent local news in English visit the Estonian World portal and national public broadcaster ERR https://news.err.ee/

Enjoy like a Local

Although the CyCon programme will keep you busy and entertained most of the time, here are some tips from locals for discovering Tallinn before or after the conference.

Time

Estonia uses East-European Time (EET) which is one hour ahead of Central European Time (CET). It is GMT+2 in winter and GMT+3 in summer.

Electricity

European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.

Money and banks

Estonia uses the Euro. ATMs can be found all around Tallinn. Beware that an Estonian ATM gives you your money first, and only then returns the card. Worse, you have to ask the machine to give your card back. Luckily for you, these machines speak English.

Internet

Although the popularity of WiFi is declining in favour of mobile data connection, Tallinn is still packed with public WiFi hotspots. In particular, you can connect yourself in any decent cafeteria or pub.

WiFi is also offered by all hotels.

Contacts

Please contact logistics.cycon-at-ccdcoe.org with any further questions.