ITI Conference 2024

Location

Welcome to Edinburgh

The location for the ITI Conference 2024 will be Edinburgh. With its spectacular rocks, rustic buildings and a huge collection of medieval and classic architecture, Scotland's capital is often considered one of the most lively cities in Europe, attracting almost 5 million visitors per year.

A vibrant setting

The conference will be taking place in the stunning surroundings of the recently renovated John McIntyre Centre (JMCC). Part of the Pollock Estate, the JMCC is located in the vibrant Southside of Edinburgh and nestled on the edge of Holyrood Park. 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 while also boasting electric car charging points and parking.

Finding the JMCC

Edinburgh is an easy city to get around in; most places in the city centre are within walking distance of each other and there is good public transport. Further information about getting to the venue can be found here.

Places to stay

There are several hotels available to book now at the JMCC as well as summer accommodation

We recommend that you book a flexible room rate as soon as possible as the campus accommodation and Edinburgh hotels do fill up fast. You can use the code 'EVENT' to receive a discount off the best flexible B&B rate. (Please note this excludes any promotions or other deals they may be running).

If you would rather stay away from the conference centre, here are a selection alternative hotels nearby:

Gifford House Bed and Breakfast 
0.3 miles, 7 min walk to JMCC

Motel One
1.4 miles, 30 min walk to JMCC

ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
1.1 miles, 24 min walk to JMCC

Travelodge Edinburgh Central
1.1 miles, 23 min walk to JMCC
 

Ten Hill Place Hotel
1 mile, 18 min walk to JMCC

Hotel Du Vin
1.1 miles, 23 min walk to JMCC

Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre Royal Mile hotel
1.2 miles, 26 min walk to JMCC

Edinburgh Park Airport Hotel
7.5 miles to JMCC

Things to do

Whether you are coming the weekend before, or staying for a few days after the conference, there is so much to see and do in Edinburgh. See the Visit Scotland website for further information.

Accessibility

We are committed to making the ITI Conference as accessible as we can to all delegates, in person and online. Delegates who indicate accessibility requirements upon registration will be contacted in the run up to the event.

Online platform provider Canapii

For sessions, Canapii supports live AI-generated subtitles/captions in more than 30 languages. Attendees also have the option to translate the entire text of the event including session descriptions and presenter bios using the globe icon found on the event homepage. The captions will also be shown on the on-demand recordings. Further information can be found here.

Inclusive access

The John McIntyre Conference venue provides Blue Badge parking bays1, a lift and a ground and first floor accessible toilet. Further information can be found here.

Neurodiversity

We will be providing a dedicated room to give attendees the opportunity to take a break if they feel overwhelmed. Within the conference space there is also a concourse and open-air terrace for refreshments which can be used as quiet spaces during sessions. There are extensive gardens in the grounds of the JMCC and a very large canteen which other than lunchtime should remain fairly quiet. We can also offer a quiet space to eat lunch away from the canteen.

Footnote
1 Spaces can't be reserved in advance and are available on a first come first serve basis.

Sustainability

Edinburgh has the cleanest air, the lowest environmental exposure and the most accessible green spaces in the UK. It also has excellent public transport links. As an Institute we are committed to lowering our carbon footprint and acting sustainably, so we specifically chose a venue that has a demonstrable commitment to sustainability. You can read about the JMCC's approach here. In addition we are:

  • Continuing to go paperless by providing downloadable digital resources
  • Encouraging attendees to use an existing lanyard and badge holder by adding an option into the registration process
  • Minimising single-use products - e.g. no plastic water bottles, attendees will also be encouraged to bring refillable water bottles
  • Stipulating that ITI staff should travel by train and encouraging delegates to use public transportation and carpooling (Edinburgh is just 4½ hours by train from London and 3¼ hours from Manchester, and there is also an overnight sleeper service from London).