Congress Ambassador

Jyväskylä Convention Bureau (JCB) works actively with the researchers and professors at the University of Jyväskylä in order to attract international scientific seminars, congresses and conferences to Jyväskylä.

The Convention Bureau and the university strengthen the collaboration by nominating a new position, Congress Ambassador. The Ambassador encourages scientists to organize congresses and contribute to international scientific discussions.

With the yearly nomination of an Ambassador, it is possible to convey the significance of scientific congresses in behalf of the ambassador, the university and the city itself. The Ambassador is an active member of the international scientific organizations of his/her own field. In addition, the Ambassador represents the university and Finnish scientific expertise and research in general when attending different international events and congresses.

JCB and its network offer assistance in organizing congresses. The Ambassador’s role is to share his/her experiences of organizing congresses to colleagues and lower the threshold for other scientists to begin the process. It is especially important to raise interest and awareness among the younger researchers.

Jyväskylä’s Congress Ambassador in 2023 is Suvi Saarikallio, Professor of Music Education at the University of Jyväskylä.

Any person of science, who has the merits to represent the city of Jyväskylä and the university, can be nominated for the position. Jyväskylä Convention Bureau’s members choose the Ambassador from the nominated persons.

If you want to nominate a person for Congress Ambassador, please contact Jaana Ruponen (Marketing Manager) jaana.ruponen (at) or Anu Mustonen (Head of Relations) anu.mustonen (at)

In the message, tell the person’s name, title and organization and give reasons why the person would be suitable for the position.


Jyväskylä’s Congress Ambassador Suvi Saarikallio
Suvi Saarikallio