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* Discounted tickets for Student and Retired attendees are only available to IOM3 and IRCO Member organisations.
♦ IOM3 Student Membership packages are available for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students starting at an one-off fee of £20. Find out more about member benefits and how to join here, to gain access to the discounted student registration fee
Delegates are welcome to bring a guest, partner or spouse to the welcome reception and gala dinner. Tickets cost £150 + VAT and can be booked as an additional option during online registration.
Please notify us separately if you will be bringing a personal support assistant. As part of our commitment to make our events accessible to all, we aim to provide delegates with disabilities that require full-time assistance, with one free ticket for a partner, accompanying friend or personal assistant (PA). To apply for this ticket, we ask you to send us a copy of one of the following documents:
• your most recent DLA letter for enhanced care or enhanced mobility
• receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) showing enhanced entitlement
• a hospital or doctor’s note regarding the need for a complimentary carer ticket to enable you to participate at the conference.
Equality and Diversity Statement
We are working towards being fully inclusive. We endeavour to arrange events in fully accessible locations. However, we would appreciate your co-operation in meeting specific requirements and ask that you inform us immediately using the relevant section of the registration form if you require additional facilities or any other personal requirements. For example, if:
• you have specific dietary requirements
• you are a bringing a personal assistant
• you require conference materials in braille or another format
• you require conference materials in advance
• you require the use of a hearing loop
• you are bringing a service animal
• you use a wheelchair
• you require the use of a quiet room
Event Terms & Conditions
Completing an online registration form constitutes a firm booking and acceptance of the standard terms and conditions
Steeped in history, Scotland's breathtaking capital seamlessly blends old and new and provides a perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city. With stunning architecture, endless winding streets and an awe-inspiring castle perched on a dormant volcano, there's nowhere else quite like it.
Cosmopolitan in every sense, Edinburgh is Europe's festival capital. All year round, millions of visitors are drawn to the city for a series of remarkable social and scientific events.
Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, has a compact, accessible city centre, a frequent and reliable transport system and connections to global hubs through Edinburgh Airport.
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John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
Pollock Estate: A conference village in the city where delegates can breathe and make the most of the outdoors.
Located in the vibrant Southside of Edinburgh and nestled on the edge of Holyrood Park - a city space unlike any other with dramatic hills and crags shaping Edinburgh’s iconic skyline. Pollock Estate is home to the purpose-built John McIntyre Conference Centre and the classic mid-century South Hall, making it the ideal venue for RubberCon 2023.
With two onsite four-star hotels, Summer Campus accommodation and extensive landscaped gardens, the estate offers a residential conference village environment within the city. It is easily accessible on foot or by public transport from the city centre whilst also boasting electric car charging points and parking.
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The Caves - Conference Dinner
Our exciting and atmospheric venues are situated on a World Heritage Site deep in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, a stone's throw from the famous Royal Mile.
The huge vaults which make up the venues are the sub-structure of the South Bridge built in 1788 were used as storage space and workshops for the South Bridge businesses. By the turn of the century the area had become a renowned red light district with countless brothels and pubs operating within the abandoned complex. Burke and Hare, the infamous serial killers who sold corpses to medical schools, are rumoured to have hunted for victims in the Edinburgh Vaults. Eventually the vaults were filled in with rubble and lay forgotten in Edinburgh History until a former Scottish Rugby Internationalist and owner of the venues discovered and excavated these vaults in the mid 90's.
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