Delegate Information

This page will provide all the information you need to know in the run up to the 19th RRC Annual Network Conference. Information on accomodation, travel and other key pieces of information will be regularly updated right here. Any queries you have about this year's event will hopefully be answered on this page. If you're still unsure about something, please email rrc@therrc.co.uk or call 01234752979

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1. When and Where

 

Download Hotel Floor Plan

2. Booking and Payment
3. Travel and Parking
4. Accommodation
5. Food and Refreshments
6. Conference Schedule
7. Workshop and Site Visit Information
8. Information for Presenters
9. UK River Prize Awards Dinner
10. Other
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1. When and Where  

24th & 25th April 2018

De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre
Beeston Lane
Nottingham
NG7 2RJ
 
 
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2. Booking and Payment

You can book your place at our dedicated booking page here.

Payment can be made by credit card, bank transfer, cheque or purchase order.

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3. Travel and Parking

By Car

From junction 21 of the M25, follow the M1 North to junction 25. Follow the A52 East bound into the centre of Nottingham. Once past Beeston Fields Recreation Ground on the right, turn right onto the A6464 Woodside Road. At the next roundabout, turn left onto Beeston Lane, and the University of Nottingham campus. Follow Beeston Road through the campus until you reach the turning for the conference centre, on the right hand side.

  • Sat Nav: NG7 2RJ
  • Parking: There is free parking at the front and rear of the hotel and conference buildings. 
 
By Plane, Train or Bus
  • Nearest airport: East Midlands Airport – 60 minutes by train (approximately 15miles)
  • Nearest train station: Nottingham – 4 miles,  approximately 15 minute drive
  • Nearest bus stop: Within walking distance on Beeston Lane (via Nottingham City Transport bus service)
Further information can be found here on the hotel website.

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4. Accommodation

If you have booked and paid for accommodation through RRC, please go to the Hotel Reception to check in and tell them that you booked through us. They will have a list held there with your name on it.

  • Check-in: 2pm / Check-out: 11am
  • No pets allowed
  • 24hr Room service
  • Wi-Fi access
  • More information
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5. Food and Refreshments

If you have booked your hotel room through the RRC, you have breakfast included in your stay. If you have booked through the hotel itself, please check with them to see if breakfast is included.

Lunch and refreshments are included in the delegate fee for both one and two day delegates. Dietary requirements should be made known on the booking form. If you have not done this, please email us with the details. 

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6. Conference Schedule

Day 1 - 24th April:   Day 2 - 25th April:
  • Registration:              09:00
  • Session 1 start:         10:00
  • Day close:                  18:00
  • River Prize Dinner:   20:00
 
  • Registration:              08:30
  • Session 1 start:         09:00
  • Day close:                  16:30
View the full conference programme and presentation abstracts
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7. Workshop and Site Visit Information

You should have chosen a Workshop or Site Visit to attend on your booking form. Your name badge at the conference will tell you which workshop you are booked onto. If you would like to check which one you chose, please contact us

If you have chosen to go on one of the Site Visits, please bring suitable footwear (walking boots or wellies) and waterproofs with you.

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8. Information for Presenters

Presentations

Full details for conference presenters can be found here

The key details are:

  • Please review your presentation date and time on the Conference Programme.
  • You will have the opportunity in the break prior to your presentation to run through it in the room you will be presenting it in.
  • If your presentation file is too big to attach to an email you can use an online upload site or file transfer such as DropBox.
Posters

Posters for the confernce need to be size A1 and portrait. If you are attending the conference you can bring your poster along with you on April 24th. If you have submitted a poster but you are not attending the conference, you please send it directly to the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre. Please clearly attach the information detailed in this label. Unfortunately, the RRC cannot print posters for presenters.

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9. UK River Prize Awards Dinner

Two day delegates have the UK River Prize Awards Dinner included in their fee. This will be on the night of April 24th. One day delegates (either day) can also attend the dinner. There is an Additional Meal Option section on the booking form to add this if you wish. (If you have already booked your one day delegate place without including the dinner, but would like to attend the dinner, please email us. You do not need to submit an additional booking form just for the dinner option).

  • The Awards Dinner is on 24th April
  • Pre-dinner drinks 19:30
  • The meal will be served at 20:00
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please tell us if you have any dietry requirements
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10. Other

Office Opening Times and Contact Details
  • 09:00 - 17:30 (Mon - Fri)
  • Closed from 23rd - 25th April 2018

01234 752979  -  rrc@therrc.co.uk  -  Mobile number to use during conference times: 07533 237590

 
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Conference Sponsors

       

2018 UK River Prize Partners

         

If you are interested in becoming a conference sponsor, please contact Nicola here.