Venue

The conference will take place at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde. The Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde is a brand-new state-of-the-art building – opened in 2015. It boasts excellent conference facilities, delicious catering and a great environment for learning. You can download a map to the TIC here.

Accommodation

Delegates coming from outside of the Glasgow area will be accommodated overnight on the 27th of June in the Chancellors Halls of Residence. The residence features single study bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and shared kitchen, living room and dining room spaces. You can view a map with the residence halls here. Delegates will walk to the halls of residence after the final session on day 1 (27th June) and staff will be on hand at the residences to check delegates into their rooms. Delegates will check-out in the morning on day 2 (28th June). Storage space for delegates’ luggage will be provided at the conference venue. If you require accommodation, you should select this option at registration.

Prayer Room Facilities

There is a multi-faith, co-gender reflection room located on level 3 of the Technology and Innovation Centre.  All delegates are welcome to use these facilities during the conference. Details on alternative places of worship within the Campus catchment can be found at http://www.strath.ac.uk/chaplaincy/places_of_worship/.

Getting Here

Public Transport

The Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) is ideally situated in Glasgow City Centre.  The TIC is less than 10 minutes walk from Glasgow Queen Street railway station, High Street railway station and Buchanan Street Subway station.  Glasgow Central and Argyle Street stations are also a short distance away.  George Street is also well served by buses.

Delegates should be aware that there are major improvement works taking place at Glasgow Queen Street station over the summer.  These are likely to have an impact on your journey if you are travelling to Glasgow by rail.  For example, you may be diverted to an alternative station and your journey may take longer than usual.  We would encourage you to keep updated by visiting https://www.scotrail.co.uk/QueenStreetTunnel

By Air

Glasgow is served by two airports, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport.  Both have good public transport links to the City Centre.

Walking

Glasgow is a large city by UK standards, but the City Centre is compact and it is a pleasure to walk around.  The TIC, delegate accommodation and social events will be concentrated in an area of around 1 square Kilometre.

Taxis

Glasgow is well-served by taxis – black-cabs are ubiquitous and can be flagged from the pavement at most hours of the day and night.  If you need to book however, call Glasgow Taxis on +44 (0) 141 429 70 70.

By Car

Given the excellent public transport network in Glasgow and the high cost of parking, we recommend that delegates use the above options.  However, if you wish to drive to the conference there is an NCP car park on George Street, opposite the TIC.  There are also options for on-street parking close-by.  There are no options for free-parking in Glasgow city centre.

Please visit https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/visiting/getting-around for more information and links on getting to and around Glasgow.

Things to do

Glasgow is a lively and vibrant city with much to offer.  For more information on things to see and do whilst visiting Glasgow please visit https://peoplemakeglasgow.com.

More Information

The SICSA team are happy to help with any queries about getting to and around Glasgow and are happy to provide recommendations for things to do and see whilst you are in the city.  Please email admin@sicsa.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Offers

Our partners the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau have provided a range of offers and discounts for delegates whilst they are visiting the city. For more information, please visit http://conventions.peoplemakeglasgow.com/attending-a-conference/special-offers/.

 

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