29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS, UK 11-13 April 2018

Venue & Tours

The University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place
Scotland, UK

Conference venue

The IRSPM 2018 conference will be hosted within the central campus of the University of Edinburgh, which is located within a 15-minute walk of the city centre, and is well-served by buses and taxis. The campus incorporates a number of buildings on Bristo and George Squares, including McEwan Hall, Appleton Tower, 50 George Square, David Hume Tower and Hub, the Business School, and the 480-seater George Square Lecture Theatre.

The iconic 1,000 seater McEwan Hall, will be home to the IRSPM registration and plenary session, and is the scene of graduations, exams and other unforgettable events for more than a century. The hall, built between 1888 and 1897 through the largest single private donation in the University’s history from the brewer William McEwan, is in the final stages of redevelopment work, which is due for completion in early 2017.

Travel and tours


We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland and a multi award-winning city with a strong reputation as one of the most attractive destinations in the world, with an ideal mix of culture, shopping, dining, music, heritage and leisure activities.

Our vibrant capital is steeped in history; seamlessly blending an architecturally stunning backdrop with modern developments. You may want to extend your stay to explore the atmospheric streets of the Old Town and the elegant Georgian architecture of the New Town; to visit famous historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse; to browse in wonderful museums, art galleries and shops; and to relax in some of the city’s excellent restaurants, bars and cafés.

This is Edinburgh is a hub of all the best things to do, see and enjoy in the city. You’ll find great days out and get the inside details on the best little-known places waiting to be discovered.

Edinburgh is also the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, so this is a perfect opportunity for you to extend your visit and discover Scotland. Explore beautiful and inspiring views of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. Witness the amazing wildlife and take part in some thrilling outdoor pursuits. Explore the many mountains and glens, the stunning islands and stretches of coastline and follow the country’s only Malt Whisky Trail.

More information can be found at Visit Scotland

Travel to Edinburgh

Edinburgh boasts an international airport with flights from North America and many European and UK destinations. Taxi, tram and bus links connect the airport to the city centre with a journey time of 25-30 minutes.


Edinburgh stations are linked to all the UK's major cities and airports. A high-speed link from London takes just over four hours.


Fares vary according to the time of day and traffic, but a typical fare from the airport to the School would be £25 with a journey time of 25-30 minutes.


Lothian Buses run many routes from across the city to the central campus. A single ticket costs £1.60 and a day ticket is £4.00.

Local Tours and Sightseeing

Details of pre and post conference tours will be announced in February 2018.