Registration and Accomodation
VENUES: Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and is serviced by rail, canal, the national cycle network, road, international airport, and taxis. Low carbon travel and carbon offsetting are encouraged. The main meeting is to be hosted in the Pentland section of Edinburgh’s John McIntyre Conference Centre where a quiet breakout / board room will be available in addition to the main seminar room. A weeknight banquet at the mid-point of the event is envisioned to be held in the nearby South Hall. Details of an opening and informal optional icebreaker dinner shall follow.
Reservations have been made enabling most delegates to be accommodated in Salisbury Green and connected Masson House should this be your preference. This University-run hotel is located in the city centre in close proximity to all of the event venues as well as a range of local points of interest including but not limited to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and Park, Dynamic Earth, The Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh Dungeons, a range of museums inclusive of the National Museum of Scotland, and the exquisite Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
FORECAST RATES: To aid potential delegates in their financial planning the anticipated maximum early-bird registration costs for the four to five day meeting are:
In-person professional £465
In-person student £300
Remote virtual access professional £75
Remote virtual access student £25
The forecast registration fee includes refreshments, lunches on all full days, and a mid-event banquet. As noted below, success in sponsorship applications may significantly reduce the forecast registration fees and provide for supportive bursary funds.
The cost to delegates of bed and breakfast accommodation shall be in the range of £60 (based on two people sharing a twin room or family room) to £125 per night (single occupancy).
The maximum cost for participation in the two to three night short-course and retreat to Gartmore House is expected to be £500 per person (all inclusive). The number of places for this retreat is limited to ~45 people in total.
Given the pressing crisis of rapid climate and ecological change, modest incentives will be offered to delegates who travel to the meeting via the proven use of public transport, other low-carbon transport, and / or who use a carbon offsetting compromise where alternative transport may be challenging to access.
Abstract and Early-Bird Registration Deadline
Shall be April 15th 2022