IOP Conferences

Social programme

Sunday 18 April

A reception will be held in the Centro Bar Lounge, John McIntyre Centre from 18:00 - 19:30 for those registering on Sunday. Participants are able to obtain a free drink during this time on production of their badge (limited to soft drinks, house wine, single measures of spirits and draught beers). After 19:30 cash sales will be available.

An evening meal will not be provided on this evening however Edinburgh has many local restaurants and eateries and a list will be included within your welcome packs. Taxi’s can be arranged for guests wishing to go into the town centre.

Exhibition and Poster Reception followed by Dinner
Monday 19 April

An informal drinks reception will be held in the Exhibition and Poster Area between 17:25 - 19:00. Poster presenters have been asked to be next to their board during this time to answer your questions. The drinks reception will be followed by an evening meal in South Hall, a short walk away, from 19:15. The evening meal is included within the registration fee however you must have confirmed your attendance when registering. Please see your confirmation email for a list of your bookings.

Conference Dinner
Tuesday 20 April

The Conference Dinner will be held at Dynamic Earth between 1900 – 2230 for those that booked their place when registering. Tickets will be included in your welcome packs.

Dynamic Earth is a five star visitor attraction with interactive exhibits including ‘The Earthscape Galleries’ telling the story of Planet Earth’s evolution through time. During the pre-dinner reception, participants will have the opportunity to visit some of these attractions which include a rainforest and an ice berg. Dinner will be held in the Biosphere following the reception at 2000 where guests will be able to enjoy a three course dinner with wine. Coaches will depart from outside the John McIntyre Centre at 1845 and return at 2230 (coach company: Hunters Coaches Limited).

Participants who are accompanied to the conference by partners, can purchase additional places at either dinner; please contact for additional information.

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