The conference will take place over one full day at the
Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA
Tel: + 44 117 925 5100 Fax: + 44 117 925 1515
The hotel is situated in the centre of Bristol, adjacent to the Cathedral. Please note that the conference venue hotel is the Bristol Royal Marriott - not to be confused with the Bristol Marriott hotel, which is completely different! The correct hotel is marked below:
The Royal Marriott has extensive leisure facilities including a gymnasium, sauna, steam room and large swimming pool. The hotel has good on-site parking (operated by NCP) but spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The rail journey from London (Paddington) to Bristol (Temple Meads) takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, and then it is under 10 minutes by taxi to the hotel.
There are daily direct international flights to Bristol airport from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and Paris, as well as from several UK airports.
Overnight Accomodation Options
The conference is “non-residential”, so delegates must book their own accommodation (if this is required). The following information may assist decision making.
The delegate registration desk will open at 0800, alongside the exhibition and a “welcome” coffee, with technical talks beginning promptly at 0900 starting with the opening Keynote presentation from Martyn Thomas.
Formal discussions will end at 1715, but a further hour of informal networking between participants (delegates, speakers and exhibitors), accompanied and assisted by a relaxing drink, will be available until 1815.
Below are listed contact details for the venue hotel and a small number of nearby suggested alternatives. In each case contact details are supplied together with an indicative, publicly quoted in May, “room only” overnight rate. [Where two rates are given the first is for the night before, the second for the night after the conference.] Individual bookers may be able to get better deals (e.g. for advance payment and commitment, or by negotiation).
Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA
+44 117 925 5100
Room only rate: £159/£139
Nearby alternative hotels
Radisson BLU Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4BY
+44 177 934 9500
Room only rate: £100
The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF
+ 44 117 923 0333
Room only rate: £135/£109
Premier Inn Bristol, King Street, Bristol BS1 4ER
0871 527 8158
Room only rate: £86/£81
Travel Lodge Bristol Central, Anchor Road, Bristol BS1 5TT
0871 984 6223
Room only rate: £50
Bristol visitor attractions
The Clifton Suspension Bridge across the Avon gorge acts as a defining symbol for Bristol, designed by IK Brunel and completed in 1864. A tour of the docks can take in another of Brunel’s masterpieces, ss Great Britain “the world’s first great ocean liner” as well as other historic sites.
Also visit the Matthew, a reconstruction of the ship (a caravel) from which John Cabot landed at Newfoundland in 1497, the first recorded European landfall in North America. The 32m high Cabot Tower was built 400 years later to commemorate his voyage – and his return to Bristol!
Right next to the conference hotel is Bristol Cathedral, founded (as an abbey) c. 1140. Don’t miss the Chapter House (c. 1160), the cathedral east end, and Elder Lady Chapel.