General Information


Conference Venue

Technology and Innovation Centre
The University of Strathclyde
99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 141 444 7000

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At Strathclyde University, the new Technology & Innovation Centre boasts some of the most modern, flexible conferencing facilities in the city. 

The University is a hop, skip and a jump from George Square, the Merchant City and Buchanan Street, one of the UK's top shopping destinations. It is a 15-minute walk from Glasgow Central Station and five minutes from Queen Street Station. The University is situated close to Glasgow Cathedral, the birthplace of the city, and the fascinating Glasgow Necropolis, which offers some of the most stunning views of our city. 

The Technology and Innovation Centre is a world-class research hub, which is revolutionising collaboration between academia, industry and the public sector.  Its flagship facility is home to dedicated conferencing facilities for up to 450 delegates, available all year around.

In addition to being a short walk from Glasgow's two major train stations, the University is easily accessible by bus and has parking facilities for those who are here for a shorter stay. For those who are travelling from afar, the University is easily reached from Glasgow Airport, which runs a shuttle-bus service to the city centre.


Insider tips on the areas can be found here:

https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/discover/districts/merchant-city

https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/discover/districts/city-centre

 

Language

The official language of the 2018 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival is English.  All abstract submissions and presentations will be made in English.

 

Time Zone

Glasgow Time Zone is Western European Time UTC+00:00

 

Visa Requirements

Most Europeans do not require an entry visa for the UK while international participants may require visas to enter the United Kingdom.

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local UK Diplomatic and Consular mission for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you.  It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

For up to date information regarding visa requirements, please visit the British Ministry of Foreign affairs website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration

 

Arrival to Glasgow & City Transport

Getting to Glasgow couldn't be easier. The city is served by three international airports, it's well connected by train from across the UK, it's easily accessible by Scotland's extensive road network and travelling by sea is made simple by the ferry connections.  

See Access Map

 

Glasgow Taxi Offer for Airport Transfers

Discounted travel is available for delegates for journeys between Glasgow Airport and City Centre with Glasgow Taxis. Pre-book your taxi by phoning +44 (0) 141 429 7070 using the following codes to get the discounted fare.

Code: CM7 (Glasgow Airport to City Centre) or CM5 (City Centre to Glasgow Airport) 


Climate

Spring (March – May) in Glasgow enjoys mild temperatures with the city's parks and gardens filled with spring flowers.

The summer months (June to September) can vary between mild and warm and sunny, with the advantage of up to 16 hours of daylight for visitors throughout the summer.

Winters are colder, with a January average of 4.0°C (39°F) and occasional snow.

 

Clothing

The dress code for ISPID-ISA 2018 is business casual.

 

Conference Organiser

Kenes Group

Office: Kenes M+ 

Phone: +90 212 299 99 84

Fax: +90 212 299 99 77

Mail: jbauwens@kenes.com

 

Currency

Pound Sterling (£)

 

Money

ATMs widely available. There are also several Bureaux de Change.
Credit and debit cards accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Some smaller shops and guesthouse accommodation may only accept cash.

 

Water and Electricity

It is safe to drink the tap water in Glasgow.

The standard voltage in Scotland is 240V AC, 50Hz. North American appliances need a transformer and an adapter; Australasian appliances need only an adapter. Plugs have 3 square pins and adapters are widely available.

 

Liability and Insurance

The Conference Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participant.

Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

 

Driving

Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. To drive in Scotland, you must have a valid driving licence. A foreign licence is valid in the UK for up to 12 months.
It is compulsory to wear seatbelts in the front seat and if your car has seat belts in the back, they must also be worn.

 

Emergency Services

In case of an emergency the police, ambulance or fire brigade service can be contacted by telephoning 999.

 

Safety and Security

Glasgow is like any other big city and basic common sense rules apply. The centre of Glasgow is very safe and you should not encounter any problems. During the day, Police Officers and Community Enforcement Officers should be able to assist you if needed. 

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