You can register for the conference here. The preliminary conference programme is available here, and information regarding travel to and accommodation in Edinburgh can be found below.
We are currently offering reduced advanced booking rates which will be available until 15 April, after which time the rates will revert to the standard prices. Of course we encourage you to take advantage of the advanced booking rates while you can! Advanced rates (currently online) are as follows:
- Advanced day-fee (unwaged) - £35
- Advanced day-fee (waged) - £50
- Advanced full-fee (unwaged) - £55
- Advanced full-fee (waged) - £85
- Day-fee (unwaged) - £50
- Day-fee (waged) - £65
- Full-fee (unwaged) - £70
- Full-fee (waged) - £100
Full-fee bookings include access to all conference events on both days as well as to the conference itself.
Information regarding such external conference events, including a conference dinner, will be made available nearer to the event itself. Please don't hesitate to contact us via e-mail at sdefconference(at)ed.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns regarding registration.
Travel and Accommodation
For those of you coming to Edinburgh for the first time, especially if you are arriving from outside of the UK, you will undoubtedly have questions about travel and accommodation in the city in June.
Edinburgh is equipped with both an international airport and a central rail station that make travel plans quite simple. For those of you flying into Edinburgh Airport directly, an express bus service links the airport itself with the city centre. The service terminates at Waverly Rail Station where you can easily access cabs to hotels or hostels elsewhere in the city, or one of the many buses that run via Prince St, servicing all areas of Edinburgh. For a detailed description of city buses, fares, and route schedules, please visit the Lothian Buses website.
For those of you flying into Glasgow Airport and making your way to Edinburgh from there, there is a similar airlink bus route between the Glasgow airport and city centre that stops outside of both Queen St and Glasgow Central rail stations, and terminates at the Buchanan Bus Station. Each of these stations offer frequent trains or buses to Edinburgh. If you are looking for a cheaper option, the buses running from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh are both fast and affordable, and will take you to Edinburgh's bus terminal in St Andrew's Square, which is a two-minute walk from Princes St buses as well as Waverley Rail Station,
The conference itself will be held in the George Square campus of The University of Edinburgh, which is about a 20 min walk from the Waverley Station, and quite centrally located in terms of accommodation. On Friday, 15 June, the conference will be held at the Old College, with registration located in the atrium outside of Lecture Theatre 175. One Saturday 16 June, we move to nearby 7 Bristo Square; registration will be found in the main lobby.
We have created an interactive Google map with both venues as well as some potential points of interest in the area. Click the link below the image for a larger map.
View Sensualising Deformity Conference Map in a larger map
If you are looking for accommodation in the city, we advise you to keep to areas which are within easy reach of the conference venue. The areas of Newington and Marchmont offer a number of bed and breakfasts with reasonable rates, and are well-serviced by local buses as well as being within between ten and twenty minutes walking distance. In addition, the Grassmarket and Tollcross areas have a number of hotels and budget hostels, and are similarly well-located.
The areas around the Royal Mile, Cowgate, and Princes St, due to their identities as tourist hubs, have a number of possible accommodation opportunities and these are also within close or reasonable distance to the conference venue. The University of Edinburgh also provides a selection of high-quality hotels with reasonable rates that are within close distance of the central George Square campus through Edinburgh First, and of course we recommend that you check them out.
In any case, before booking your accommodation, please check that your hotel or B&B is located in an area that is within easy reach of the George Square campus.