Venue & Accommodation

ISSPDS-Edinburgh 2020 will be held in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The conference will be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Pollock Halls.

About the accommodation

To help you find the best accommodation, we presented several hotels, which close to the conference venue at a highly competitive price. Please kindly reserve by yourself ASAP.

Special rates have been agreed direct with the Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro for delegates attending the conference. You will be emailed your special discount code to use online once you have completed your registration.

About the conference centre

The forum will be held in the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Pollock Halls, Edinburgh. John McIntyre Conference Centre rooms are fully accessible, and are fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual kit. Conference delegates can relax on the open-air terrace overlooking Arthur's Seat, whilst Centro bar can host your informal, post-meeting discussions.

The conference centre and the accommodation are both part of the Pollock Halls Campus, which is located just south of the city centre, close to the Scottish Parliament and within easy walking distance of the famous Royal Mile. Set in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and right next to the beautiful Holyrood Park it is conveniently located for all public transport links, but should you wish to drive, it also has the benefit of on-site complementary car parking. The campus is a 15-minute walk from the Royal Mile and a 5-minute taxi journey from Waverley Station. Adding to the village atmosphere of the campus, there is also a shop, a bistro, a cash line and a bar which is open until 11pm. A perfect location!

About Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh

The School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh is one of the largest, most innovative and highly-ranked Schools in the University. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) review, the School was ranked No. 1 in UK Engineering, having achieved the highest Research Power of any UK engineering submission to any REF panel.

Not only a capital city, Edinburgh is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vibrant city with many inspiring events throughout the year. There are plenty of things for visitors to do and see in and around Edinburgh.

Getting to Edinburgh

Edinburgh has only one airport, with links to every major UK airport, as well as a number of International airports. It is one of the busiest airports in the UK and the busiest in Scotland. There is a 24 hour bus service (Airlink 100 & 300) and a tram that can take you to the city centre in less than 30 minutes, or you can hire a taxi. More information can be found within the Edinburgh airport travel page.

The John McIntyre Conference Centre