Manchester Conference Centre

Manchester Conference Centre

Manchester Conference Centre

This year we are again holding our main event at Manchester Conference Centre, a brilliant venue right in the heart of the city. Its within easy reach of the mainline train stations and within walking distance of all the city centre attractions and hotels. The venue has wifi and the set up will feature a main room to accommodate all attendees with additional space for a second track of talks. We’ll also have space for exhibitors and community groups, and refreshments and lunch will appear throughout the day. The venue even has a hotel attached – for more information see their website:

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

As in previous years there will be a less formal, community driven, second half day conference,which will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) where there will be chance for delegates to get together and put into practice some of what they have learned on the main day.

The museum is much more than a conference venue, as it is full of exhibits that will enthuse those with a technical persuasion.

Bar Ça

The pre-conference social has been confirmed to be at Bar Ça in Castlefield.

An established location on the Castlefield drinking scene, the venue serves food till 10pm which is ideal for the hungry travellers amongst us. It is also seconds away from the Sunday venue, MOSI. Information on the venue, their beverages and food menus can all be found on their website :

We will be congregating in the Wilson Suite from 6.30pm onwards and look forward to seeing you all there!


The map below highlights all the venues as well as the accommodations that we have mentioned on the site. We have also made some videos to help you find your way around Manchester city centre and to ensure that you know how to get from each venue. Each video has a Google map to accompany it as well as being embedded into the the map.

Anyone travelling into Manchester via Manchester Victoria train station, please use the metro service to get to Manchester Piccadilly train station and follow the Manchester Piccadilly train station to the MCC video.

For anyone who is driving into the city, here is a short clip to show you just how close the car park is to the conference centre.
You Tube Video:

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