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Conference Venue

The John McIntyre Conference Centre is the location for all conference sessions, including Plenary, Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions and all refreshments and lunch breaks.


Nestled in landscaped gardens a stones throw from Arthurs Seat, delegates can enjoy views of this famous Scottish landmark from the terrace area or take a stroll to the foot of the hill in under five minutes.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and all rooms, break out areas and refreshment areas are located on one floor, making organisation throughout the day easier for all.

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Welcome Ceremony

The iconic Playfair Library Hall, features William Playfair's signature neoclassical barrel-vaulted ceiling.

The Library is the location for the Welcome Reception on Sunday 29th August.

Drinks and light bites included. Partner tickets available.

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Conference Dinner

Opulence, theatre and luxury are combined in this unique 5-star hotel in one of Edinburgh's finest historic buildings. Just five minutes from Edinburgh city centre, James Thomson's Prestonfield House is Edinburgh's most exclusive luxury hotel, offering the privacy and seclusion of a country estate right in the heart of Edinburgh.
60 years after Prestonfield House changed from a private home to a luxury hotel, it remains one of the most recognisable 5 Star hotels in Scotland. Situated within 20 acres of gardens and located next to the stunning Arthur's Seat, you wouldn't know we're only five minutes from the bustling life of Edinburgh’s city centre.
The conference dinner will take place here in The Stables, on Wednesday 01st September.
An arrival drink, 3 course dinner, half bottle of wine included.

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