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iBEE Conference 2019:Digital Futures? Built Environment 4.0

Thursday 4th July 2019 & Friday 5th July 2019, University of Salford, MediaCityUK Campus

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The iBEE conference is the ‘can’t miss’ event for networking, CPD and acquiring fresh ideas about learning and teaching in built environment higher education. Organised and sponsored by CHOBE with support from industry, the event in 2019 is being hosted by the University of Salford.

The focus this year will be the impact of rapid technological change technology on built environment higher education. There will be a range of keynote speakers and formal presentations/demonstrations, as well as ample opportunity for colleagues to present to facilitate an exchange of views and deepening  understanding of the issues that face those delivering education.

We are delighted that the conference will be held in the MediaCityUK Campus of the University. The conference fee, as usual will allow for a one or 2-day attendance with the 2-day attendance including the cost of the Gala Dinner on Thursday evening. This will be held in the Lowry Theatre and our guest  and speaker is Jackie Kay MBE, chancellor of the University of Salford.

Conference Dinner

Thursday 4th July 2019

This year’s conference dinner will take place at The Lowry – the architecturally stunning theatre and arts centre, set in a magnificent waterside location in Salford Quays.

There will be a drinks reception on arrival, followed by a delicious three course meal, plus tea and coffee.

The lowry

Getting to the Lowry

From the Peel Park Campus, you can cross the road and take the 50 bus to Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.

From the centre of Manchester, trams also run to MediaCityUK.

Further travel details and options are available on The Lowry’s website at

The Lowry

We hope you will use this opportunity to showcase your innovations in relation learning and teaching, to celebrate the achievements of your staff and to share this with colleagues from the UK and elsewhere.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact and we will be pleased to help you.

Getting to MediaCityUK

The MediaCityUK Campus is at the heart of six global BBC departments and a mass of independent creative, digital and media organisations. It is a short walk to the Lowry theatre and gallery, Imperial War Museum North and the Manchester United football ground. There are many shops, bars, and restaurants nearby.

By Metrolink tram

Metrolink trams are a quick and easy way to reach MediaCityUK and The Quays. The area is served by the dedicated MediaCityUK stop and Harbour City, Broadway and other stops on the Eccles line. You can connect from other Metrolink lines at Cornbrook.

Trams run every 12 minutes between Cornbrook and MediaCityUK stops from 7.15am to 8pm, Monday to Fridays, and 9.30am to 6pm on Saturdays. The Eccles line service also stops at Broadway and Harbour City during these times. Outside these times, the Eccles line trams call at the MediaCityUK stop, during normal tram operating times. When the shuttle is running, this means that there is a 6 minute service between Cornbrook and Harbour City.

By Bus

Bus services provide links to The Quays, either running near The Quays itself or Trafford Park, within easy reach via the new MediaCityUK footbridge across the Manchester Ship Canal. Switching between buses and Metrolink trams is easy in Manchester city centre at Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill transport interchanges.

It’s easy to connect with buses to The Quays at Salford Shopping Centre and there are other convenient bus and tram interchanges at Bury, Altrincham and Eccles.

By train

If you travel to Manchester city centre by train it’s easy to connect with Metrolink trams at either Piccadilly or Victoria train stations. Both stations have Metrolink stops, so you won’t have to go outdoors when you make the connection.

Many trains also call at Salford Crescent station and it’s easy to connect to The Quays by bus from there.

Find out more about our campus locations by using our interactive campus map, or downloading the University of Salford Campus Map and Guide (pdf)

Overnight Accommodation

Conference delegates can book overnight accommodation at the Holiday Inn MediaCityUK (2 min walk from University of Salford MediaCityUK campus) at the negotiated rate of £99 bed and breakfast. 

This accommodation can be booked by e-mail ;or by telephoning Hannah on 0161 813 1046, please quote code SUG to obtain the special negotiated rate.

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