Social Events

Thursday 4 October

Welcome Drinks

After the conference, join your peers and Exhibitors for complimentary welcome drinks in the Exhibition Hall.

Location: The SEC – Exhibition Hall 
Time: 17.15 – 18.15 
Cost: Free (no booking required) 

Friday 5 October

Conference Dinner & AiTs/First5 ReceptionGlasgow Science Centre

Sitting on the banks of the River Clyde, the Glasgow Science Centre creates a dramatic backdrop for this years Conference Dinner and AiTs/First5 Reception. Both events will join part way through the evening for a Ceilidh, a traditional Scottish dance celebration. 

Location: The Glasgow Science Centre 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
Time: 18.30 – 23.00

The Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will begin with a welcome reception and an opportunity to experience the Question of Perception exhibition on the first floor, details below. Guests will then be directed to the Atrium on the Ground Floor to be seated for dinner. The Ceilidh will begin after the dinner service, when attendees of the AiTs/First 5 reception will join the dinner guests.

Question of Perception: An interactive celebration of popular illusions and parlour tricks exploring the science of how and why our brains are so easily fooled. In a Question of Perception, your whole universe will be tilted in our Wacky Salon. You can grow and shrink in the Ames room and even look into infinity. There are visual illusions, physical challenges and mind-bending puzzles to engage your brain. Every exhibit will make you rethink how you experience the world.  

Cost: £74.50 (incl VAT)
(The price of the ticket includes one welcome drink and a three-course meal, half a bottle of wine and the Ceilidh – a cash bar will be available throughout the evening)

AiTs/First5 Reception

The AiTs/First 5 Reception will take place on the 3rd Floor within the Body Works exhibition, details below. Afterwards, guest will be invited down to the Atrium for the joint Ceilidh.

BodyWorks is a ‘hands-on’ exhibition. Burn some energy in the giant hamster wheel, perform a virtual autopsy and bust some moves at the DNA disco. Take a new look at the science behind health and well-being – you’ll never look at your body in quite the same way.”

Cost: £32 (incl VAT)
(The price of the ticket includes one drink, three hot food bowls and the Ceilidh. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening)

Ceilidh dancingThe Ceilidh

All attendees will come together in the Atrium for the evening entertainment provided by Stravaig Ceilidhs. The space will be set up with a cash bar, dance floor and stage.

Payment: Please note tickets can only be purchased via an online card payment, we are unable to offer payment via invoice.