The conference registration fee includes lunches and coffee breaks across all three days and integrates the social events listed below. Please email with any dietary and accessibility requirements.

Poster session (Monday afternoon)

A dedicated poster session and drinks reception will be held at the conference venue. Up to three poster prizes will be awarded at the close of the conference.

Conference photo (Monday 6:45pm)

The conference photograph will be taken at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade (entrance courtyard), which is a few steps away from the restaurant hosting the conference dinner.

Conference dinner (Monday 7pm)

All delegates are booked in for dinner at Hanam’s, 3 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW. The meal will take a meze format and will include a wide range of vegetarian and meat options.

Excursions (Tuesday afternoon)

Time is set aside within the programme to explore some of the many sights within walking distance of the venue including: Edinburgh Castle, Surgeons’ Hall Museum, the National Museum of Scotland, conquering the summit of Arthur’s Seat, or just wandering the streets and taking in the architecture (and the occasional whisky sample).

Informal meet-up (Tuesday 6:30pm)

Following the excursions, an informal meet-up is planned at George IV bar, 54 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EJ. The bar is just across the road from the speakers’ dinner venue (The Outsider), Vitoria’s Italian and Café Andaluz restaurants.

Speakers’ dinner (Tuesday 7pm)

A dinner for all invited speakers and emerging investigator lecturers is booked at The Outsider, 15 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EE. The mezzanine overlooking Edinburgh Castle has been reserved in the name of Scott Cockroft.  Other conference delegates will need to make their own dinner arrangements on the 26th January, but there may be additional space downstairs at The Outsider, or at Vitoria’s and Café Andaluz restaurants next door (consider making your own dinner reservations on Tuesday afternoon).