The venue for the Visible Learning World Conference is the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in central Edinburgh.
Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1996, the EICC was formed as a joint venture between Edinburgh District Council and Lothian & Edinburgh Enterprise as part of the Edinburgh Exchange Masterplan – the biggest urban regeneration scheme outside of London in the 90s. The EICC spans over 5 floors boasting 2 Auditoriums and over 10 additional function rooms. Since opening, the conference centre has welcomed 1.3 million delegates from more than 120 countries generating £600m of economic impact for the city region.
Edinburgh is renowned for inspiration and innovation. For centuries it has nurtured some of the greatest minds in philosophy, economics, finance, literature, law, medicine, engineering and architecture. Edinburgh is home to Edinburgh Castle as well as The Palace of Holyrood House, official residence of the British Monarch in Scotland.
The EICC is a modern, flexible conference event space that has hosted many international, corporate and award events. Combining meeting, exhibition, office and break-out areas with state of the art technology. The EICC is fully accessible.
Travel by bus, rail and tram
Edinburgh’s main bus terminal is located at St Andrews Square. Bus connections stretch right across the UK. For details of these routes please visit: www.nationalexpress.com or www.citylink.co.uk. For information on local bus services throughout Edinburgh visit www.lothianbuses.com
Travel by Train
Edinburgh has two railway stations:
Haymarket Station, which is just 0.4 miles from EICC, is a stop for many commuter and some UK train routes. Please ensure that you check with your rail network provider to find out if your train will stop at Haymarket or Waverley.
Waverley Station, which is 1.3 miles from EICC, is the city’s main railway station and has direct routes to many cities across the country, including over 25 daily departures from London.
For more information on the rail network within the UK, please visit East Coast, National Rail or Trainline.
Walk to EICC from Haymarket Station
When exiting Haymarket Station head right (east), towards the pedestrian crossing. Walk straight up Morrison Street for a few minutes and you will find the EICC on the left hand side.
Travel by Tram
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday. The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station. Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for more details.
Travel from Edinburgh Airport by Bus
The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en route. The service starts at 04.30 and runs until 00.22 at night, with the journey taking 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 single and £7.50 return (Prices correct at the time of publishing). Delegates are advised to disembark at Haymarket Railway Station and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5 minute walk).