Joining instructions & delegate information


Notice for delegates travelling to Birmingham via central London. 

On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September engineering works will affect the trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street Station.  Click here for more information and travel suggestions. 


Delegates arriving from other locations

How to get to the city centre from Birmingham International Airport


Birmingham Airport is directly connected to Birmingham International Station by a free 'Air-Rail Link' monorail system.  The Air-Rail Link operates between 3:30am and 12:30am daily. The Air-Rail Link is free-of-charge and takes approximately  90 seconds to travel between the two points. At Birmingham International Station catch a train to Birmingham New Street Station. This will take less than 15 minutes and will bring you right into the centre of the city.  


Follow the signs in the airport. This can take between 20 – 60 minutes depending on traffic.


Conference location 2nd - 5th September

IET Birmingham Austin Court 

Location: IET Birmingham: Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP

Directions to Austin Court 


Conference timings

Full conference programme is available here


Sunday 2nd September

  •  6.00pm -9.00pm - Welcome reception


Monday 3rd September

  • 8.15am: Registration opens 
  • 8.45am: Conference begins 
  • 5.00pm: Conference sessions end
  • 5.05pm - 6.00pm Commission meetings
  • 7.00pm Conference dinner

Dinner timings and location:

3rd September 7.00pm.  Birmingham Repertory Theatre, commonly called The Rep

Location: The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, often called "The Rep", is part of the Birmingham Library Building and is located in Centenary Square Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP 

Directions to The Rep - download here

Dress code: Smart casual. Delegates should wear their conference badges to the dinner. 


Tuesday 4th September

  • 8.15am: Registration opens 
  • 8.55am: Conference begins 
  • 6.00pm: Conference closes


Wednesday 4th September

  • 8.00am - 9.45am - Various tours depart. See here for details and to book your place
  • 1.00pm - All tours are scheduled to have returned. Traffic permitting 
  • 1.15pm Conference registration closes 


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