We are here to offer You the food for Your mind through an interesting programme, but also a memorable experience by introducing You the gems of Tallinn and Estonia. Therefore, we have chosen Kultuurikatel (The Creative Hub) as a venue for our event and Lennusadam (The Seaplane Harbour) as a venue for the gala-dinner. Let us give You a hint, why these places are worth to visit.
The Congress will take place at The Creative Hub, which is very close to the Old Town and City Center and is accessible by every means of transportation. The building was completed as Tallinn City Central Power Station in 1913. After a long hiatus, the stunning industrial complex was re-opened in 2015 as a renovated universal creative and event centre. The interior blends the old with new creatively.
The Creative Hub is also home to advertising, digital and other creative agencies, creative industry development centres and a restaurant. The Creative Hub was the venue of the main events held during the presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2017. It is one of the most unique creative and event spaces in Northern Europe. The industrial interior of the complex has inspired legendary film-maker Andrei Tarkovski, wowed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and enchanted hundreds of other prominent figures.
If You are interested to read and see more about the Creative Hub, You can visit their website https://kultuurikatel.ee/en/.
The gala-dinner will take place on the 1st of December at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (Lauluväljak). It is located in the Pirita neighbourhood, by the Gulf of Tallinn, not far from the City Center.
It is the grounds on which the Estonian Song festival is held every five years but it is also used for hosting international acts. Estonian, together with Latvian and Lithuanian song festivals is listed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Estonian Song Festival has a quite long history, the tradition was established in 1869 while the nation was still a province, part of the Russian Empire , but has held out to this day. The first stage on its current location was built in 1928, but the new and current arched stage was built in 1959.
The stage was meant to hold over 15,000 singers but the reverse also became possible, with the performance taking place in front of the stage and the audience sitting on the stage. However, during the Song Festivals, when the grounds are well packed, the number of people in the audience may reach 100,000. On the northern side of the song stage stands the 42m high fire tower.
From 1988 to 1991, Estonians gathered at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, to sing patriotic hymns in what became known as the Singing Revolution that led to the re-independence on the 20th of August 1991.
There are several rooms inside the building, that accommodate visitors office Centre and are perfect for formal gatherings.
If You are interested to see more about the Song Festival Grounds You can visit their website.