Getting to the venue
The County Road
There is a useful routing website / phone app called Citymapper which covers Birmingham: citymapper.com/birmingham
Here is an example route, which shows different options from Birmingham New Street station to Edgbaston Stadium.
The closest train station is Birmingham New Street, which is 2 miles from the venue.
Conference shuttle bus
A free 'GeoPlace' bus will go between the city centre and conference venue in the morning and afternoon.
The bus is operated by The Green Bus Company. Pickup from Birmingham New Street Station will be from outside TK MAXX at Birmingham Grand Central at the following times *:
09.30 - to accommodate people arriving at New Street at around 9.30, the last bus will now leave at 9.40.
To find the bus stop - follow these instructions. Exit Birmingham New Street station through the Smallbrook Queensway and Bullring exit. Walk to the end of the drive, turn right and you'll see this bridge and TK Maxx, the bus stop will be there. Melissa and Amber from GeoPlace will be there to help.
The return journey from the conference back to Birmingham New Street Station will be at the following times:
* depending on traffic
GeoPlace and the Green Bus Company gives its advice on journey time in good faith. However, as a result of breakdown or traffic congestion, or other events beyond the reasonable control of GeoPlace or The Green Bus, journeys may take longer than predicted and in those circumstances GeoPlace or The Green Bus will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience suffered as a result.
Watch out for the bus - it looks like this:
Public transport bus
There are convenient bus stops near Birmingham New Street and Moor Street stations and Edgbaston Stadium. From Birmingham New Street, it's recommended to take the number 45 or 47 which goes frequently from Station Street, and alight at ‘Priory Road' for the Stadium. The bus ride is about 10 minutes, but we recommend leaving 30 minutes to be safe.
Taxi's should usually take 10 minutes to and from the station, but at rush hour it's wise to leave 30 minutes to be safe. A recommended taxi company that services the local area: Ambassador, telephone: 0121 444 1111, website: www.ambassadorcars.co.uk
There is ample free car parking on site.
Breakfast and lunch
Breakfast will be served from 9am in the exhibition area of the conference. Lunch will be served at 1pm.
There will be a cloakroom open during the hours of the conference
Join us at the end of the conference for a drink overlooking the Edgbaston pitch.