London 2013  

The Conference Site
The scientific programme and workshops will take place on the South Kensington campus of the Imperial College in Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ. All the workshop and lecture theatres are within a short walking distance of each other. Signs will direct you to the various buildings but if you get lost then ask for direction at the registration desk or from one of the conference stewards who will be recognisable by their Conference T-shirt.

Registration will open on Monday evening for those arriving early.
The Conference & Workshop registration desk will be located in the Sherfield Building and will be open at the following times:

Monday 15 July
Tuesday 16 July
Wednesday 17 July
Thursday 18 July
Friday 19 July
16:00 – 20:00
08:00 – 20:00
08:00 – 17:00
08:00 – 17:00
08:00 – 17:00

In the Sherfield Building you will also find a message board which will give details of any programme changes and will be the ‘Pick Up Point’ for any messages that have been left for delegates.

The nearest Underground station is South Kensington. Kensington High Street and Gloucester Road are also close.
Some car parking is available on local streets for £3 per hour for a maximum of 4 hours. EYAS have details of longer term car parking.

Exhibition Area
The book exhibition will take place in the Sherfield Building throughout the conference. Make sure you visit this area and browse through (and purchase) the latest titles from a number of publishers who will be present. There will also be details of the activities of BABCP Regional Branches and Special Interest Groups.

Going Green
If you do not want to receive a book of conference abstracts make sure you tick the box on the registration form. You can download the abstracts from the conference website
To further protect the planet please return your badge at the end of the conference to the registration desk or one of the stewards so that these can be recycled for a future event.

Room Capacity
Delegates must respect the limits on the numbers of people who can be accommodated in the lecture theatres and symposia rooms. These limits are there for obvious fire and other health and safety reasons. Conference organisers will have to restrict access to rooms when their capacity has been reached. BABCP cannot therefore guarantee that space will be available for all delegates who wish to attend each session, so it is recommended that you arrive early or on time for the sessions that you particularly wish to attend.

Entry and Exit
To avoid disruption to presenters and other delegates, you may only enter and exit the lecture room at appropriate times (i.e. between presentations). You may therefore have to wait, either outside or inside the room and please follow the instructions of the session chair and/or conference stewards. Please turn off mobile phones.

Please do not leave valuables in the lecture and seminar rooms during the refreshment and lunch breaks unless arrangements are made to secure the room.

Eating and Drinking
Coffee and tea are provided free of charge to all delegates in the morning and afternoon at the times indicated in the programme. There will be various serving points where the scientific programme is taking place. A packed lunch is included in your registration fee and will be available 12.30-14.00.

No evening catering has been organized other than the social activities arranged for the Party on the Thames on Wednesday 17 July and the Gala Dinner on Thursday 18 June. There are many restaurants in London for delegates who wish to make their own arrangements.