£102 – £138

Active Travel Conference 2019: Walking, Cycling, Connecting Communities

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Edinburgh Corn Exchange

10 New Market Road


EH14 1RJ

United Kingdom

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The 11th annual Walking, Cycling, Connecting Communities Conference – commonly known as the National Active Travel Conference – returns to Edinburgh on 12 June 2019.

Celebrating over a decade of promotion and development of Active Travel in Scotland, the conference’s theme is “Widening Access to Active Travel.”

We’ll be looking at how technology can help people travel more actively and examine issues surrounding transport poverty and accessibility.

A stellar line-up of keynote speakers includes Adrian Davis, professor of transport and health, Transport Research Institute and the newly-appointed Active Nation Commissioner Lee Craigie.

A diverse range of breakout sessions will see delegates participating in interactive workshops, hearing presentations on the latest research and projects, or taking part in active demo sessions.

Conference Agenda*

09.15 Introduction by conference host, Dougie Vipond

09.30 Welcome to the city, by Cllr Lesley Macinnes, Convener, Transport and Environment Committee, The City of Edinburgh Council

09.45 Address by Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity

10.15 Keynote Address: Prof Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport and Health, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University

10.45 Refreshments, exhibition and networking

11.15 Breakout session 1: choose from a range of presentations, interactive workshops or demonstrations

12.45 Lunch, exhibition and networking

13.45 Breakout session 2: choose from a range of presentations, interactive workshops or demonstrations

15.15 Refreshments, exhibition and networking

15.30 Address by Daisy Narayanan, Project Director, Edinburgh City Centre Transformation

16.00 Address by Lee Craigie, Active Nation Commissioner

16.30 Close and depart

*Agenda subject to change without prior notice


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Edinburgh Corn Exchange is within easy reach of the City Centre by bus, train and cycle routes. See the conference website for more details.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact kathryn@abbotshallcomms.co.uk with any questions.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be given up to 30 days prior to the event. After that date, no refunds will be given although places may be transferred to another delegate with the agreement of the organisers.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event. As long as you have registered your name as a delegate, a badge will be available for you at registration.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, if you have an Eventbrite account you will be able to log in and update your booking details.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you find you cannot attend, you can contact the organisers to transfer your place to another delegate, up to 24 hours before the start of the conference. No refunds will be given within 30 days of the event.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, you should contact the organisers to advise of a change of delegate name.

Data sharing and privacy

Abbotshall Communications, on behalf of the Conference partners, will only gather and securely store the essential personal data required for the organisation of the conference.

We will use this data to:

  • Communicate with you about the conference including joining instructions and booking information
  • Use data about dietary and access requirements to ensure appropriate arrangements are made with the venue
  • Publish your name, job role and organisation on the attendee list (you may opt out of this when you complete the registration process)
  • Retain your contact details to let you know about future Active Travel events organised by the WCCC Active Travel partnership (you may opt out of this when you complete the registration process).

Your data will be stored securely on our registration platform (Eventbrite)’s servers and downloaded periodically for organisational purposes by staff of Abbotshall Communications. Registration lists will be shared electronically with the partner organisations (Paths for All, Living Streets Scotland, Cycling Scotland and Sustrans).

Any questions regarding your personal data and privacy can be forwarded to kathryn@abbotshallcomms.co.uk

Terms and conditions of booking

- Your place is not guaranteed until payment is received and processed.

- Delegates who have not paid in full by the date of the conference may be asked to pay by credit card before being admitted to the conference.

- The WCCC Active Travel Partnership (the four partner organisations) may alter the timings, scope, content and structure of the event without prior notice.

- Delegates shall not have any claim against the partners or their event organisers in respect of any loss or damage whatsoever consequent upon the event being held for any reason outside of our control, or the conference venue being or becoming wholly or partially unavailable for the holding of the event for whatever reason.

- In the case of the event being cancelled due to Force Majeure or acts of God, no refunds will be made and no liability will be accepted for other associated costs such as pre-booked accommodation or travel, or any other costs you may incur as a result of this cancellation.

- Delegates may cancel their places for a full refund up to 30 days before the event.

- Places cancelled after that date may not be refunded, although places may be transferred to another delegate at the organisers’ discretion.

- The partners and their event organisers accept no liability for any loss incurred while using material or information gained at this event.

Delegates will be asked to accept these terms and conditions when registering to attend.

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