The Conference will be held at the Swansea University Singleton Park Campus, set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach in south-west Wales. Technical sessions will be held in the Faraday Building. Social events will be in the Digital Technium and Fulton House, all within a two minute walk. Exhibition areas are available in both the Faraday Building and the Digital Technium. There's stunning coastal scenery on our doorstep (we're on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula), yet we're within easy reach of Swansea, which offers a thriving cultural scene and the best of modern city life.
City of Swansea and Surroundings
Modern and cosmopolitan with its waterfront development, Swansea is also Dylan Thomas country, steeped in tradition, culture, and character.
The campus is close to the old fishing village of Mumbles, whose unique seaside atmosphere is complemented by a vibrant social scene. Travel just a few minutes in the other direction and you reach the Maritime Quarter, a modern waterfront village complete with restaurants, art gallery, theatre and a busy marina.
The 20,000+ seat Liberty Stadium is home to Premiership football club Swansea City and Ospreys Rugby. It also hosts major pop and rock concerts.
The Gower Peninsula, Britain's first "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", is within easy reach from the University. Unspoilt beaches and dramatic cliff top views provide a stunning location for water-sports, cycling and walking, as well as unparalleled research opportunities for students studying natural sciences.
Swansea itself is a lively city of 230,000 people. Its friendly shopping centre includes a world-famous indoor market that dates back to the Middle Ages and offers traditional, locally produced food. Culturally, the city is home to the Dylan Thomas Centre, which celebrates the life and work of the great Welsh poet. Theatres, festivals, museums and galleries enhance Swansea's rich cultural diversity.
The surrounding area is also worth exploring. Within just a few miles you'll find:
Carmarthenshire - the "Garden of Wales"
"Waterfall country" - the Vales of Afan and Neath
The wild, mountainous beauty of the Brecon Beacons
Countless medieval castles and historic monuments
Singleton Botanical Gardens and the National Botanic Garden of Wales