The Conference Venue on Thursday 24 October
Doors open at 8.30 for a 9.00 start.
The Venue: The Southbank Centre (Queen Elizabeth Hall building), Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
See the Blue Area on the map below.
Travel information: The nearest underground stations are Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo and City lines) and Embankment (Circle and District lines). Waterloo and Charing Cross railway stations are also within walking distance. All international airports are within easy reach from these stations. For further information about planning your journey please visit the Transport for London journey planner.
This is also the venue of the Youth Gathering on Wednesday 23 October. Doors open at 9.00 for a 9.30 start.
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The Workshops Venue on Friday 25, Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October
Doors open at 9.00 for a 9.30 start.
The Venue: City of London School for Girls, St Giles’ Terrace, EC2Y 8BB
See the letter B in green circle on the map below.
Travel information: As the Barbican is a very big place, we highly recommend that you arrive at Moorgate Station on the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Northern (Bank branch) lines.
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The conference and the post-conference workshops are CPD certified.
The workshops are booked at registration and places are limited.
Individual payments are made by credit card. Organisations can request an electronic invoice.
There are also a number of sponsored places for participants from non-OECD countries. Please apply early.
There are a limited number of tickets available for students with the promotional code STUDENTTICKET.
Student ID will be required at the event.
Please apply for your Empathy and Compassion in Society Press Pass.
Here is information on step-free access to the venue.
The conference is non-residential.
It is a good idea to book your hotel now as prices tend to rise the later you book.
There are a number of hotels around Waterloo within easy walking distance of the conference venue.
The post-conference workshops will take place at The Barbican Centre (Moorgate tube station). If you are attending both the conference and the workshops you can find good value accommodation in Euston, Covent Garden, St Paul's, Holborn and Liverpool Street. There are good transport links to both venues from all these areas with travel times of between 15 and 30 minutes. These areas are also very good if you come for the conference only.
Suggestions for both the conference and the post-conference workshops:
www.yha.org.uk/hostel/london-st-pancras (Very affordable, and close to St Pancras and King's Cross stations)
www.yha.org.uk/hostel/london-st-pauls (Very affordable and 20 minutes walk to both venues)
Suggestions near Waterloo for the conference only:
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