This year's conference will be held at Coventry University, an evolving and innovative University with a growing reputation for excellence ineducation. Conveniently located in the heart of England, the campus occupies 33 acres in Coventry City Centre, in close proximity to an excellent transport network and an array of socialand cultural attractions. The venue will be the university's new Hub building:
The drinks reception on the first evening of the IEEC will be at Coventry Transport Museum, showcasing the birthplace of the British cycle and motor industry. Thursday's gala dinner will be hosted at the extraordinary Coventry Cathedral.
Coventry is easily accessible via all major transport links.
Coventry is on the main intercity route. Trains from London (Euston) leave every 30 minutes throughout most of the day with journey times of approximately 80 minutes. You can book tickets with Virgin Trains.
There are also daily services from Scotland and the Northwest, from Bristol, the Southwest and South Wales. In addition there are frequent services to Oxford, Southampton and Bournemouth, as well as Nuneaton, Rugby, Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International (for Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre).
Once you arrive in Coventry, you have three ways to reach the University:
If you take a taxi, the fare will be approximately £3.00 and you should ask for Coventry University in the city centre.
Alternatively, bus numbers 17 and 27 leave the station for the city centre every ten minutes (every 30 minutes after 6pm). Ask the driver for 'Pool Meadow', which is the bus terminus. This is opposite Priory Street. Make sure you have the exact cash ready as no change is given on the buses.
If you choose to walk, it will take you 10-15 minutes. Cross the station square and turn right onto Park Rd. At the crossroads with Manor Rd, turn left. A footbridge on the right takes you over the ring road and onto Friars Rd. Continue straight ahead. Turn right at the end of Friars Rd onto New Union St, then left at the traffic lights and onto Little Park St. Follow the road as it bends round to the right and becomes Earl St. Just before the Herbert Art Gallery turn left onto Bayley Lane. The University is on the right, near the cathedral.
Pool Meadow bus and coach station is located five minutes' walk from the University's main reception in the Alan Berry building.
For details of local bus/coach/train times and destinations please contact the bus station enquiry line on: 024 7655 9559.
Birmingham International Airport is just 20 minutes away by road or rail. It provides direct daily flights to and from Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and many other major European cities. If you fly into London Heathrow, Stansted, Luton or Gatwick, you can catch a train to London and travel to Coventry by rail.
Click here to view and download a Campus map.
For more maps and detailed information on travel please visit the Coventry University website.
For Information about recommended accommodation in Coventry and to make your booking, please click here.