John McIntyre Conference Centre
Pollock Halls
18 Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh EH16 5AY

Cost – it’s free!

The conference is free to attend but attendees (including presenters) will need to cover all expenses including accomodation, travel, food and drinks.

How do I get a ticket?

You can let us know you’re interested in attending the conference by filling in this form.


June 25
Day 1

09:00 Registration
10:00 Start and Keynote speakers
12:00 Lunch
13:05 1st session
13:50 Break
14:05 2nd session
14:50 Break
15:05 3rd Session
15:50 Close
16:00 Finish

Day 1 – 1st session streams

Day 1 – 2nd session streams

Day 1 – 3rd session streams

June 26
Day 2

09:00 Registration
09:15 1st session
10:45 Break / travel time
11:30 2nd session
13:00 Lunch / travel time
14:00 Lighting talks
15:00 Break
15:10 Wrap-up panel discussion
15:30 Closing remarks
16:00 Finish

Day 2 – 1st session streams

Day 2 – 2nd session streams

Getting to Edinburgh

By Air

Edinburgh Airport is about 10 kilometers outside of the city centre. There are a number of transport links from Edinburgh International Airport to all areas of the city.

By rail

Waverley Station is one and a half miles from the John McIntyre Conference Centre. All entrances to the station are step-free. Further details can be found in Waverley Station’s accessibility guide.

Getting to the conference venue

By bus

Lothian Bus numbers 2, 14, 30, 33 will take you from Princes Street (the main artery through Edinburgh) to the Commonwealth Pool, which is a short walk from the conference venue. A standard adult one way trip fare is £1.70. You’ll need exact change or you can download the Transport for Edinburgh mobile ticket app to buy tickets using a debit or credit card ahead of time.

All Lothian Buses are easy access, they are equipped with:

For for further information on buses around Edinburgh, visit the Lothian Buses website.

By taxi

A taxi to the conference venue from the city centre will take about 10 minutes. Costs will vary depending on the time of day and the type of taxi you take.

For accessible taxis, we recommend Central Taxis. All Central Taxis are wheelchair accessible. They offer a mix of 5-seater TX Hackney cabs, 6-seater Mercedes M8 taxis and Peugeot E7 taxis each of which is supplied with a wheelchair ramp, seatbelts and additional safety anchors. All drivers have completed training in Wheelchair Access and Disability Awareness.

Where to stay

There is a huge variety of tourist accommodation in Edinburgh.

You can search hundreds of hotels, B&Bs and hotels in Edinburgh online. If you want to stay near the conference venue, search in these areas:

Get in touch with us if you’d like some advice about staying in certain areas of the city.

Check out Euan’s Guide for disabled access reviews for hotels in Edinburgh.

Explore, eat and drink

There is no end of things to see, do, eat and drink in Edinburgh! Here are a few guides to get you started exploring:

If you’d like to stay on in Edinburgh and work remotely after the conference, have a look at the CoWorking Edinburgh website.

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