About the accommodation
To help you find the best accommodation, close to the conference centre at a highly competitive price, we have provisionally booked a limited number of rooms for conference participants. However, you would first need to register to the conference (see our registration page). After completing your registration, at the same portal ("Register now") you will be able to book your accommodation. The rooms we have booked range from single/double ensuite to single with shared bathrooms and in all cases breakfast is included. All of the rooms are within a 5-minute walk from the conference centre.
About the conference centre
The forum will be held in the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Pollock Halls, Edinburgh. John McIntyre Conference Centre rooms are fully accessible, and are fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual kit. Conference delegates can relax on the open-air terrace overlooking Arthur's Seat, whilst Centro bar can host your informal, post-meeting discussions.
The conference centre and the accommodation are both part of the Pollock Halls Campus, which is located just south of the city centre, close to the Scottish Parliament and within easy walking distance of the famous Royal Mile. Set in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and right next to the beautiful Holyrood Park it is conveniently located for all public transport links, but should you wish to drive, it also has the benefit of on-site complementary car parking. The campus is a 15-minute walk from the Royal Mile and a 5-minute taxi journey from Waverley Station. Adding to the village atmosphere of the campus, there is also a shop, a bistro, a cash line and a bar which is open until 11pm. A perfect location!
About Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh
The School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh is one of the largest, most innovative and highly-ranked Schools in the University. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) review, the School was ranked No. 1 in UK Engineering, having achieved the highest Research Power of any UK engineering submission to any REF panel.
Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vibrant city with many inspiring events throughout the year. In August, Edinburgh hosts the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Last year the Edinburgh Fringe Festival attracted 2.7 million people, more than five times the number of residents in the city. These major international cultural events, together with Edinburgh's overall attractiveness as a tourist destination, can make it difficult to find accommodation if not booked well in advance.
Getting to Edinburgh
Edinburgh has only one airport, with links to every major UK airport, as well as a number of International airports. It is one of the busiest airports in the UK and the busiest in Scotland. There is a 24 hour bus service (Airlink 100 & 300) and a tram that can take you to the city centre in less than 30 minutes, or you can hire a taxi. More information can be found within the Edinburgh airport travel page.
John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh
Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY