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Accompanying Persons Program

The Accompanying Persons Program includes access to the Welcome Reception, Conference Banquet and a special Sightseeing Tour on Monday.

Welcome Reception
Sunday, June 9th
18:30 – 20:30
Glasgow Science Centre (50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow)

Glasgow City Council is hosting the welcome reception at the Glasgow Science Centre, one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. Enjoy appetizers and drinks while exploring interactive science displays including the “Powering the Future” and “Quantum Technologies”! The Glasgow Science Centre is a five minute walk from the conference venue.

Sightseeing Tour to Loch Lomond including boat cruise
Monday, June 10th
8:45 – 13:00
Depart from SEC Centre

You will be departing Glasgow onboard a private coach with a knowledgeable tour guide in a north westerly direction to the banks of Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s largest lochs by volume. At Balloch climb onboard
for a cruise on the loch. The one hour circular tour takes in the south of the loch with beautiful views of Ben Lomond and the impressive stately homes and castles along the shoreline. You will also pass by some of the 33 islands of Loch Lomond including Inchmurrin Island- the largest and home to the remains of Lennox Castle which in the 14th century sheltered a fugitive Robert the Bruce before he became King of Scotland. Following the cruise you return to Balloch, where time permitting you will enjoy a little free time in the village before reboarding the coach for your return to Glasgow.

Conference Banquet
Wednesday, June 12th
19:00 – 24:00
Merchant Square (Candleriggs Street, Glasgow)

Merchant Square is a hub of nine bars and restaurants surrounding a spacious indoor courtyard located in downtown Glasgow. Now one of Glasgow’s most popular destinations for socialising and dining out, the square dates back to the 1880’s when it was part of the Glasgow Fruit Market. Entering Merchant Square to the sounds of a bagpiper playing at the entrance, you will have the option of sampling menus from each of the restaurants and drinks from any of the conveniently located bars. After dinner we’ll put on an old fashioned Ceilidh with great music and dancing to the wee hours!

Note: the accompanying persons registration does not include access to scientific sessions.