Wednesday 21 June

MacCaLM Pre-Conference and Welcome Event


We are delighted to announce that Professor Mark Gertler of NYU is the invited guest speaker at our conference pre-event hosted by MacCaLM and the Bank of England marking the beginning of what we hope will be a successful SED Conference.

Those registered for the SED conference are invited to attend his presentation in G.03, 50 George Square at 16:00.  Refreshments will be served from 15:15.

The talk will be followed by the SED Welcome Reception from 18.00 at the City Chambers, located on the historic Edinburgh Royal Mile. Conference check in and packs will also be available at this venue.

Thursday 22 June

Cocktail Reception – Dynamic Earth


Enjoy a whisky tasting, refreshments and finger buffet at Edinburgh’s Dynamic Earth, a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. In addition to catching up and meeting fellow conference delegates you are free to wander through a series of interactive exhibits.

Friday 23 June

Gala Dinner – Assembly Rooms


We have the pleasure of inviting you to a dinner in one of the capital’s most impressive Georgian venues. For more than two centuries this timeless and elegant venue has hosted both monarchy and celebrity royalty, played its part in two world wars and celebrated artistic excellence. In 2011 an 18 month refurbishment began to restore the venue to its original splendour. The conference dinner will take place in the impressive Ballroom featuring three crystal chandeliers and giant gilt mirrors, and the grand Music Hall. After dinner we’ve got a surprise for you and kilts are optional!

Saturday 24 June

BBQ & Beer – Teviot Row House


The oldest purpose built Student Union in the World. It opened its doors in 1889, and with its six distinctive bars it remains one of the most popular Student Union venues in the country.

This evening you will get to relax outside in the garden area and enjoy music from our “special guests” in the Underground bar.