IASP - About York

IASP - About York

About York 

Famous for its beautiful historic architecture, York is a great place to live, work and do business. York has been voted "Britain’s most beautiful city" and the place where "most people want to live".

It is a city with big ambition, where creative experimentation, technological innovation, economic growth and social progress converge. 

Recognized as having the strongest and most flourishing economy in the north of England, York is a lure for businesses both large and small, with more than 7,500 businesses located there.

About York Science Park

The city is home to internationally competitive industries and a burgeoning research capability that extends through biosciences, healthcare, medical research, bio-renewables as well as environmental research, IT and digital and creative technologies. Many businesses within these sectors are based at York Science Park.

About the logistics

Conference registration and a more detailed itinerary will be provided in due course, but we anticipate IASP Members would attend:

Monday 8th May – Arrive in York and register for the conference during the daytime. 

At 7:00pm attend the IASP dinner hosted by York Science Park in a historic location.

Tuesday 9th May – Attend the IASP European Division meeting, followed by gala dinner and awards evening at York Racecourse.

Wednesday 10th May – Attend the IASP European Division meeting until lunchtime. 

If there is sufficient demand from IASP Members, we will arrange study tours to York Science Park and other Science Parks in the area, or simply arrange leisure time activities for delegates to experience the wonderful City of York.

York also offers excellent transport links due to its central location in the UK, with quick and easy rail, road and air links to the UK’s major cities and internationally.

A wide range of hotel accommodation is available for our guests in York.  

For those who require hotel accommodation, we suggest that you look at the best rates available rates online (Trip Advisor, Trivago, Booking.com etc.) 

York is busy at this time of year so we recommend you book early. There are many hotels in York. Some offer free parking.

The closest hotels are the York Marriott (4* if you call them directly on 01904 770608 and ask to speak to Mamadou and say you are attending an event at York Conference, they offer 15% discount off their best available rate and it includes breakfast ), the Holiday Inn (3*) and the Best Western Kilima Hotel (3*). 

But there are many other hotels and guest houses, all varying in star rating and prices depending on your budget. 

For international guests the following hotels are within a short taxi journey to the Conference Centre: 

Hilton York - http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-york-LBAYOHN/index.html 

Principal Hotel - https://www.phcompany.com/principal/york-hotel/ 

Note that we have not stayed at these hotels and cannot take any responsibility for any stays that are booked: delegates need to assure themselves that the hotels will provide what they need and then book/pay for all accommodation directly with the hotel/online supplier




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