Social Events

The social events program at EC-TEL 2017 includes a welcome reception, a gala dinner, and a soccer tournament. Scroll down for more info.

Welcome Reception

The EC-TEL 2017 welcome reception will take place on Wednesday, 13 September at 19:00 the KUMU Art Museum, Estonia's flagship art exhibition venue, located in the scenic Kadriorg Park.

EC-TEL guests are welcome to join a guided walk from Tallinn University to KUMU (meet at the lobby of the Astra building, Narva mnt 29, at 18:30). The 25-minute walk will take guests through the beautiful and historic Kadriorg neighbourhood with its distinctive wooden architecture, and through the scenic Kadriorg park, before reaching KUMU art museum at the top of the park.

KUMU Art Museum, which was opened in 2006, is the grand headquarters of the Art Museum of Estonia and has a number of purposes. Here, most of the collections of the Art Museum of Estonia are preserved, it accommodates the conservation-restoration department, a library opened to all visitors, Kumu Art Museum's permanent and variable exhibitions, the gallery for modern art, an auditorium, and an educational centre. Kumu Art Museum's permanent exhibition introduces the Estonian art from the beginning of the 18th century until the year 1991. Variable exhibitions additionally include international and modern art.

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KUMU Art Museum is located at Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, 10127 Tallinn

If you would rather skip the guided walk, a taxi from the University to KUMU should be no more than a few Euros. Both Uber and the locally popular Taxify can be used for ordering taxis.

Gala Dinner

The EC-TEL 2017 gala dinner will take place on Thursday, 14 September, from 19:30 at the Seaplane Harbour, a unique venue on the coast of Tallinn.

EC-TEL guests will be greeted with a welcome drink, and will have a chance to explore the museum before sitting down to enjoy a rich buffet dinner with their peers below the huge, impressive domes of the Hangar.

The Seaplane Harbour, including the Seaplane Hangar, was built to become part of Peter the Great’s naval fortress 100 years ago on orders from the Russian emperor Nicholas II. The architecture of the Hangar is remarkable, featuring the world’s first columnless thin-shell concrete domes of such volume. 

Today the Seaplane Harbour accommodates one of Europe's grandest maritime museums. The museum and the Seaplane Hangar have been recognised with a number of awards: Estonia’s Most Tourist-Friendly Museum 2012, Europa Nostra Grand Prix 2013, Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year 2014, and a number of others.

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The Seaplane Harbour is located at Vesilennuki 6, 10415 Tallinn

Please note that there will be no organised transport to the venue, however it is conveniently situated near the centre in the popular Kalamaja neighbourhood.

A taxi from the centre to the Seaplane Harbour should be no more than €5. Both Uber and the locally popular Taxify can be used for ordering taxis.

You can also catch bus No 73, which stops right in front of the Seaplane Harbour. 

Alternatively, if you fancy a nice stroll along the Tallinn harbourside, the venue is about a 30-40 minute walk away from the city centre.

EC-TEL Soccer Tournament

After previous years' great success, we will again be organising a soccer tournament at the EC-TEL conference. This will take place on Tuesday evening. You can register your team, or sign up individually, until Monday, 11 September 15:00 CEST. For more info or to register, contact ec-tel(at)

The stadium where the tournament takes place is located in city center behind Tallinn Secondary School of Science, Tallinna Reaalkool (Google Maps). The entrance to the stadium is from G. Otsa street thru parking lot. We will have organizers welcoming you there from ~18:30. 

Around 18:00 we will leave from University by foot and take a small walk to the stadium. You can also meet us there as we will start gathering there around 18:30.

After doing a proper warm up and forming teams we will start the tournament at 19:00.

Wear multiple layers of comfy and warm sportswear, waterproofs are also a good idea, just in case. As the stadium is covered with artificial turf/grass, it is not advised to wear white sneakers! Feel free to invite others to join!

Organizers will provide drinking water. 

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