Our venue

The 2020 conference is going online. We are currently evaluating the different digital platforms to see which one will provide the best experience for our delegates, speakers, and sponsors. Tickets will be on sale once we’ve decided which platform to go ahead with.

Depending on each country’s COVID-19 physical distancing measures in the autumn, companies in different cities might host the 2020 A+T conference. Delegates could then attend the virtual conference while having the opportunity to meet and network with people in their city. If your company, organisation, or institution is interested in hosting A+T 2020 in your city, get in touch.

Our venue

The 2020 conference is going online. We are currently evaluating the different digital platforms to see which one will provide the best experience for our delegates, speakers, and sponsors. Tickets will be on sale once we’ve decided which platform to go ahead with.

Depending on each country’s COVID-19 physical distancing measures in the autumn, companies in different cities might host the 2020 A+T conference. Delegates could then attend the virtual conference while having the opportunity to meet and network with people in their city. If your company, organisation, or institution is interested in hosting A+T 2020 in your city, get in touch.

About Bristol

Affectionately known as Silicon Gorge, Bristol is a hub of tech innovation and design. An ever-present visual reminder is Brunel’s 1864 feat of engineering, the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

It’s also a thriving creative city: think Banksy, Portishead, and Massive Attack. Also here is the award-winning Aardman Animations (creators of Wallace & Grommit), and Bristol Old Vic, which is the oldest continuously-working theatre in the English-speaking world.

If you’re planning to extend your stay after the conference, check out the official Bristol Visitor Guide. You might also like to explore:

  • Bath – this beautiful Georgian city, 10 minutes away by train, is a must-see.
  • Breacon Beacon National Park in Wales – perfect if you love walking, rock climbing, or mountain biking.
  • Cornwall – think surfing, Daphne du Maurier, Poldark…wild moors, rugged coastline, and beautiful beaches.
  • The Cotswolds – picturesque villages, thatched-roof cottages, sleepy lanes, castles and country houses. Quintessentially English.

About Bristol

Affectionately known as Silicon Gorge, Bristol is a hub of tech innovation and design. An ever-present visual reminder is Brunel’s 1864 feat of engineering, the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

It’s also a thriving creative city: think Banksy, Portishead, and Massive Attack. Also here is the award-winning Aardman Animations (creators of Wallace & Grommit), and Bristol Old Vic, which is the oldest continuously-working theatre in the English-speaking world.

If you’re planning to extend your stay after the conference, check out the official Bristol Visitor Guide. You might also like to explore:

  • Bath – this beautiful Georgian city, 10 minutes away by train, is a must-see.
  • Breacon Beacon National Park in Wales – perfect if you love walking, rock climbing or mountain biking.
  • Cornwall – think surfing, Daphne du Maurier, Poldark…wild moors, rugged coastline, and beautiful beaches.
  • The Cotswolds – picturesque villages, thatched-roof cottages, sleepy lanes, castles and country houses. Quintessentially English.

Getting here

Bristol is an easily accessible city, with excellent road, rail, bus, coach, and air links.

Airports

Bristol Airport

Bristol has an international airport, with operators flying into Bristol from 125+ destinations. To reach the city centre, take the Airport Flyer A1 service, which runs every 10 minutes at peak times and takes 30 minutes. The Airport Flyer A1 ticket also includes a connecting single journey within Bristol Inner Zone on any First Bus. You can book tickets for travel on the Airport Flyer, including onward rail journeys from Bristol Temple Meads, either in advance online or by using the Fast Ticket machine at the airport.

Heathrow and Gatwick
Alternatively, you can fly into Heathrow or Gatwick airports, which are easily accessible to Bristol by either train or coach.

National Express operates direct coaches to and from Bristol and these two airports at an affordable price.

Train

Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the largest rail hub in the west of England, with direct services available from London, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham. As a conference delegate, you are entitled to discounted Great Western Railway rail fares: https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/tickets-railcards-and-season-tickets/business-travel/conferences-and-events. 

Getting here

Bristol is an easily accessible city, with excellent road, rail, bus, coach, and air links.

Airports

Bristol Airport

Bristol has an international airport, with operators flying into Bristol from 125+ destinations. To reach the city centre, take the Airport Flyer A1 service, which runs every 10 minutes at peak times and takes 30 minutes. The Airport Flyer A1 ticket also includes a connecting single journey within Bristol Inner Zone on any First Bus. You can book tickets for travel on the Airport Flyer, including onward rail journeys from Bristol Temple Meads, either in advance online or by using the Fast Ticket machine at the airport.

Heathrow and Gatwick
Alternatively, you can fly into Heathrow or Gatwick airports, which are easily accessible to Bristol by either train or coach.

National Express operates direct coaches to and from Bristol and these two airports at an affordable price.

Train

Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the largest rail hub in the west of England, with direct services available from London, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham. As a conference delegate, you are entitled to discounted Great Western Railway rail fares: https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/tickets-railcards-and-season-tickets/business-travel/conferences-and-events.