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    SPIRAL - Hosting conferences and events
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This in-person session will give an overview of the venues and services available at the University for hosting conferences and events. A light lunch will be provided

Duration 2 hours

Course Type Presentation

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: For those wishing to attract and host conferences and events at the University

This in-person session will give an overview of the venues and services available at the University for hosting conferences and events, and will highlight the support available to conference organisers provided internally by the Conferencing & Events team, and externally by Glasgow Convention Bureau.  A light lunch will be provided.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • The venues and other services at the University for hosting conferences and events - how they are best used for conferences and events, and when they are available
  • The Conference Management Service which includes registration, abstract submission, website, conference app, and an online event platform ‘OnAir’
  • The support available from the Conferencing & Events team, in terms of both event planning and event delivery.
  • The support available from Glasgow Convention Bureau including conference bids, promotional material and requests for civic hospitality

Dr Juliette Wilson from Strathclyde Business School will talk about her involvement in SERVSIG 2022 which took place in-person in TIC in June 2022, and about her involvement with the online R&D Management Conference in July 2021

At the end of the course, there will be time for a Q&A session.

Just under half of all conferences attracted to Glasgow are delivered at least in part by academics, Glasgow’s conference ‘ambassadors’. The university and city’s support services have never been better placed to assist and ensure a successful event. Academics, we have been proud to support, consistently cite conference activity as being beneficial to their research, connections with national and international institutions and industry, and profile raising at an individual and institutional level.




We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff. If you feel you have a disability, health issue, or neurodivergent condition that may affect your ability to access, participate or engage in this course, please get in touch with us at osdu@strath.ac.uk to discuss your specific support requirements.

Delivered By: Lesley Turan & Katherine Boyling, Conferencing & Events, in conjunction with the Glasgow Convention Bureau (Glasgow Life), and Dr Juliette Wilson from Strathclyde Business School



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When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.