Event Info

The Science in Public Conference 2019 will run across three days from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 July 2019, and will include presentation sessions and other activities in a variety of formats. The Conference will be based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School in central Manchester (see Travel), with satellite activities around Manchester and Salford.


The fee for registration, covering access to all sessions, lunches, and refreshments, is £239 for the full three days or £99 for one-day attendance. There is a reduced rate of £169 for the full three days and £59 for one-day attendance for students and representatives of community groups. Accommodation is available in Manchester Metropolitan University residence rooms at £126 for three nights or £101 for two nights. Please note that these residence rooms can only be booked through the conference registration site, and will only be available to delegates booking to attend more two or more days. Alternatively, hotels and short-stay apartments are available nearby at a wide range of prices and service levels. Registration for the conference closes at 23:59 (UK time) on Monday 1st July 2019.


We are committed to ensuring the conference is accessible to everyone. If you have additional access needs that need to be confirmed to enable your attendance, please contact us to discuss further.

For access information about the venue please click here.

In terms of managing delegates access requirements, we will capture this information at registration then we liaise with the delegate to complete a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) form to better understand their needs so we can make any reasonable adjustments required.

For catering information please see  here  and here. We will capture people’s requirements at registration and ensure that their dietary requirements are accounted for.

Unfortunately we do not have a childcare provision on site, so are unable to offer this service to conference delegates. However, we are happy to direct you to independent, off-site provisions, and support your attendance in any way that we can.


Manchester Met hold the highest possible accreditation under the Green Tourism Business Scheme – the leading industry sustainability standard and the largest accreditation scheme of its kind. Science in Public has been working hard with Manchester Met to develop and deliver a sustainable event. This includes the provision of water fountains, easily accessible recycling points, limiting printed products and only printing on recyclable materials. Further details of the steps that we are taking to ensure a sustainable event can be found here.

Policy on attendance

The main purpose of the conference is to allow participants to meet and discuss current practice and work in progress. It is not a publication conference of the kind found in some academic fields; full paper texts are not required, and there will not be a volume of proceedings or similar centrally organised publication (although contributors are welcome to co-ordinate their own publication arrangements).

All participants will need to register to attend in order to appear on the final programme.

Contact and further information

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers at scienceinpublic19@gmail.com.