Baltic DB&IS 2014 will take place in Tallinn whose picturesque Old Town with its fascinating medieval architecture and slender church spires is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The 11th conference in these series will be held at Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn in the very center of the city.
- Address: Narva mnt 7C, 10117 Tallinn, Estonia (map)
Nearby key attractions:
- Medieval Old Town - 500m
- Tallinn Town Hall (Raekoda) anno 1404 - 900m
- Rotermann Quarter - 300m
- National Art Museum KUMU - 3 km
See also: Must see while in Tallinn
Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) was founded in 1918. Today, Tallinn University of Technology is the only technological university in Estonia and the flagship of Estonian engineering and technical education. It has 8 faculties, 10 institutions, more than 13 500 students and 2000 employees, and over 65 000 alumni members. TUT is a modern campus university, where synergy between different fields (technological, natural, exact, social and health sciences) is established. This is the place where new ideas are born, discoveries transferred into studies and real life through knowledge. TUT as a research university has cooperation projects with the top 10 universities (Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, Harvard, etc.), scientists and companies (e.g. Microsoft, Google, IBM, ABB, etc.) of the world. TUT also has a representative office in Silicon Valley, USA.
Tallinn is the meeting point of medieval heritage and high-tech solutions. At its heart you will find Tallinn's medieval city centre (Old Town), where medieval buildings and structures have been preserved nearly unchanged (added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997). At the same time, Tallinn is a modern and open city with tall buildings of glass and steel, illuminated signs of major international companies, a modern airport and passenger ports. Many IT inventions have gotten their start from Tallinn, probably Skype is one of the best-known of these IT start-ups. The New York Times has characterized Estonia as "a sort of Silicon valley on the Baltic Sea".
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