6 – 9 AUGUST 2019, SEC, GLASGOW

(ACADEMY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS ON 5 AUGUST 2019)

THE WORLD CONGRESS OF THE

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE

SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF INTELLECTUAL

AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

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Welcome to the SEC Glasgow!

Venue

The SEC is one of the most prestigious venues in the UK and well known for its excellent service and facilities. In addition to its modern conference spaces, the SEC is committed to sustainable operations throughout. Find out more about health, sustainability and security below.

Staying Active

The SEC has three clearly defined walking, jogging routes near the venue. Either download the free app or pick up a leaflet at the SEC Information Centre on the main concourse for further information and route recommendations.
Delegates can pick up a free Nextbike at the SEC or at one of the bike stations in the city for unlimited use during the conference. With 500 bikes and 53 stations across the city, it has never been easier to get around Glasgow by bike. The high quality and great for value bikes are situated across the city, catering to locals as much as tourists.

Staying Healthy

The SEC is the first venue in the world to be accredited under the World Obesity Federation’s Healthy Venue Award’s programme achieving silver status.
Wholemeal and wholegrain options are available for bread, pasta and rice dishes. The new portfolio of menu options with nutritional information that will enable you to make informed choices about the food you consume during IASSIDD 2019.

Security and Safety

Please note that all Security measurements are implemented by the SEC.
The safety of the public attending events on our Campus is our highest priority and the SEC continually liaises with the relevant authorities, including Police Scotland. Appropriate security measures are in place to provide reassurance to all visitors. Suitcases and large rucksacks are permitted into the SEC Centre & Armadillo for conferences but should be checked into the Cloakroom. All bags may be subject to searching.

Accessibility

The SEC Centre has automatic doors at both the East and West entrances. The main doors in the SEC Armadillo have been widened to provide easier access for wheelchairs. Please contact a steward who will be pleased to open for you. Every hall in the SEC Centre is at ground level, and the upper levels of the SEC Armadillo, Loch Suite and Seminar Suite are accessible by lift. If you have your own wheelchair and wish to bring it to an event you’re welcome to do so. The venue does have a small number of wheelchairs available to borrow, but these are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Travelling to the SEC

The SEC is located at: Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW

Have a look below for further information on travelling to the SEC by car, train, bus, plane or taxi.
Click on the map below to find your own way to the SEC.

Car

Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking.

Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects Glasgow to the west coast of Scotland.

Train

The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level).
Strathclyde Passenger for Transport (SPT) operates the Glasgow Subway providing quick and convenient connections from 15 points across the city (the St. Enoch stop is a few minutes’ walk from Central Station for onward transfer to the campus).

Bus

The 100 Riversider service operated by SPT runs between George Square (north) in Glasgow city centre and the Scottish Event Campus and Riverside Museum (south) and back every 30 minutes. View timetable for details: http://www.spt.co.uk/cms/wpcontent/uploads/2015/04/100.pdf. Two other bus services operate to and from the Scottish Event Campus, stopping on Lancefield Street near the Clyde Arc bridge, only 2 minutes’ walk from the venues.

Plane

Glasgow is served by three international airports, with connections across the world. There are over 45 flights from London a day. For further information please visit: Glasgow airport: www.glasgowairport.com

Taxi

Glasgow Taxis offer airport transfers with discounted travel available for delegates for journeys between Glasgow Airport and the city centre, the journey time is around 20 minutes in good traffic:
Pre-book your taxi by phoning +44 (0) 141 429 7070

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.