The event will take place in Glasgow, the city with a tumultuous history, from ‘the second city of the Empire’ to a post-industrial deprived urban area and now to a regenerated ‘Scotland with Style’ centre of cosmopolitan life. You can find out more about what’s going on in Glasgow at:http://conference.peoplemakeglasgow.com.
As an example also of city branding, you can watch:
The first two days of the event will be held at The University of Glasgow, Main Campus. For more information, visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk. We will provide teas, coffee and lunch during the day.
Our event will be held in the Forehall ( for more details, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/janihelle/5332693625).
The University is located in the West End of Glasgow.
If you arrive at Glasgow Airport, you need to either take a taxi which will be around 15 pounds or a bus to the City Centre and then the subway from Buchanan Street to Hillhead. From there you turn left when you come out of the subway and then walk on Byres Road for about 5 minutes. At the first big crossing you turn left again and you can see the University tower. You walk up University Avenue and then go through the Main Gate of the University. You can ask there at the gatekeepers where the Forehall is but I will put clear signs everywhere.
A cheap hotel close by is: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186534-d191893-Reviews-Argyll_Hotel-Glasgow_Scotland.html
And the upper option is: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186534-d225273-Reviews-Hilton_Glasgow_Grosvenor_Hotel-Glasgow_Scotland.html.
The third day, after the walking tour, we will hold a workshop at the Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, the first public commission completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. For more details, please visit: http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk.
The venue is situated in centre of Glasgow, at 11 Mitchell Lane, G1 3NU.It is 5 minutes away from the two main train stations of the city: Glasgow Central and Queen Street.
If arriving, outside the UK, Glasgow International is the closest airport, and for connections with the city please visit: http://www.glasgowairport.com/im-departing/getting-here.
Please note that in Glasgow, taxis are very affordable (even for students).
For hotels, an affordable and decent option is the Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre, rated 2nd out of 91 on TripAdvisor, based on people’s reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186534-d3566582-Reviews-Premier_Inn_Glasgow_City_Centre_Buchanan_Galleries-Glasgow_Scotland.html.
For more stylish hotels try:
1. The Grasshoper, 3 minutes away from the venue, http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186534-d2101916-Reviews-Grasshoppers_Hotel_Glasgow-Glasgow_Scotland.html
2. Blythswood Square, 12 minutes or so away, http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186534-d1488353-Reviews-Blythswood_Square-Glasgow_Scotland.html.
Please note that on the 4th of June The Glasgow Science Festival is held. More details at: http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/events/sciencefestival/events/