Access at the conference

We want to ensure that the conference is accessible to everyone who wishes to attend. If you have specific needs that make attendance difficult and/or if there are any materials or adaptation we can provide please let us know via email at

Conference Venue Access
There is lift access to all floors – please use the lift located by the main conference entrance at the front of the building. Accessible toilets are available on the ground and first floor.

There will be electronic note taking for all keynote speeches, provocations and panel discussions taking place in the main conference auditorium (Pentland Room).

The is a hearing loop in Pentland Room East – please let event staff know if you would like to use this facility.

Wheelchair accessible seating – accessible seating is flexible and places will be allocated on arrival.

Assistance Dogs – Assistance dogs are welcome

Parking Access
There is on-site parking at the conference centre campus; all parking bays within the campus require a permit. Visitors to the Pollock Halls Campus who are attending ITAC3 can obtain a parking pass from the security gates at the campus main entrance.

There are two disabled parking bays located adjacent to St Leonards Hall. The parking bays are located within 100 metres of the Conference Centre. With a Blue Badge you can park free of charge and without time limit on the street in Edinburgh.

John McIntyre Conference Centre Evacuation Procedures:
The ITAC conference event team in conjunction with the venue team will ensure you are made aware of the appropriate emergency evacuation procedures and facilities upon your arrival at the venue. If you would like to discuss evacuation options in advance, please contact us via email

Outside Events
All our conference events outside of the conference building are accessible.
Transport to any off-site events will be by accessible taxi. Should you have any specific concerns or requests please don’t hesitate to get in touch