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14 . www.conference-news.co.uk . April 2012ACADEMIC VENUESbuilding and incentive programmes. The in-house events team can organise sailing, quad biking and white water rafting on Tayside.Edinburgh Conference Centre (Heriot-Watt University)Edinburgh Conference Centre can host 600 delegates and is set in parkland on a purpose-built campus near to major road networks and air routes. There is also ample free parking. University of GlasgowJohn Logie Baird, James Watt and the 'father of economics' Adam Smith are just a handful of the distinguished alumni of the University of Glasgow.This reputation for innovation and academic excellence has contributed to the University's popularity as a conference venue. The Hunterian Art Gallery can host 200 delegates for a reception and features works by Whistler, Rembrandt and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.University of AberdeenThe new library at the University of Aberdeen opened recently to add to the city's growing portfolio of conference facilities. The fl agship project of the second phase of the University's Sixth Century Campaign has been conceived by architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen as 'a cube evoking the ice and light of the north'. For a more historic setting, the stately Elphinstone Hall, adjacent to Kings College, can host 400 theatre style or 250 for formal dining. Alternatively, the Linklater Rooms provide an intimate environment and feature paintings by Scottish artists.Sighthill, Edinburgh Napier UniversitySighthill reopened in January 2011 after a £100m renovation. The campus is three miles from Edinburgh International Airport. Sighthill offers state of the art lecture theatres, meeting rooms, large foyer spaces and views from the 5th fl oor Learning Resource Centre. It is popular for receptions.University of StirlingFor over 40 years, the University has provided the venue for events, including international ones, such as the European premiere of Braveheart and the World Youth Congress. The fi rst genuinely new University in Scotland for over 400 years, the University of Stirling was founded by Royal Charter in 1967. It is set in the shadow of the Ochil Hills, and the 310-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century Airthrey Castle. There are 10 major lecture theatres, including the 468-seat Macrobert Theatre. Top: The John McIntyre Centre, Edinburgh. Above: University of Glasgow

+44 (0)20 7594 9494 | www.imperial.ac.uk/conferenceandeventsCelebrating London 2012 Olympics* 200 meeting rooms and event spaces* largest venue, the Great Hall, seats up to 740* marquee available for up to 1,500* two beautiful listed townhouses* award-winning in-house catering* dedicated audio-visual team on siteTeam up with Imperial this Olympic yearDiscover award-winning venues at Leeds Metropolitan University Whether you're planning a small presentation or a fully managed residential conference,Well Met Conferencing has a number of venues for you to choose from. With a range of stylish modern facilities and impressive historic settings, we have venues to suit all tastes.WELL MET CONFERENCINGwellmetleeds WellMetConferencingT: 0113 812 8555E: conferences@leedsmet.ac.ukW: www.wellmetconferencing.comwww.wellmetconferencing.com