Our venue

Located in the heart of the city, the Watershed is on Bristol’s historic Harbourside. Delegates will enjoy the state-of-the-art cinema-style conference rooms with raked, comfortable seating. The large and airy café/bar offers plenty of space for informal networking. And the light-filled break-out rooms overlooking the water are perfect for both scheduled and informal networking and the Q&A breakout sessions.

The Anthropology + Technology conference will take over the whole venue: presentations will take place in the cinemas, networking in the meeting rooms, and refreshments in the main café/bar area.

www.watershed.co.uk
1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK

Our venue

Located in the heart of the city, the Watershed is on Bristol’s historic Harbourside. Delegates will enjoy the state-of-the-art cinema-style conference rooms with raked, comfortable seating. The large and airy café/bar offers plenty of space for informal networking. And the light-filled break-out rooms overlooking the water are perfect for both scheduled and informal networking and the Q&A breakout sessions.

The Anthropology + Technology conference will take over the whole venue: presentations will take place in the cinemas, networking in the meeting rooms, and refreshments in the main café/bar area.

www.watershed.co.uk
1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK

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.

There’s so much to see and do. Check out the official Bristol Visitor Guide (which you can read online or request a printed copy by post).

If you plan to extend your stay, we’d also recommend (once you’ve exhausted everything there is to do in Bristol, of course!) the following places to visit while you’re in this beautiful part of England:

  • Bath – the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, 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.

There’s so much to see and do. Check out the official Bristol Visitor Guide (which you can read online or request a printed copy by post).

If you plan to extend your stay, we’d also recommend (once you’ve exhausted everything there is to do in Bristol, of course!) the following places to visit while you’re in this beautiful part of England:

  • Bath – the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, 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. Getting to and from the airport is easy – take the Airport Flyer Express A1 service into the city centre, which runs every 10 minutes at peak times and takes 30 minutes.

You should disembark either at Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station or Bristol Bus/Coach Station, depending on the location of your hotel. The Airport Flyer bus (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. Getting to and from the airport is easy – take the Airport Flyer Express A1 service into the city centre, which runs every 10 minutes at peak times and takes 30 minutes.

You should disembark either at Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station or Bristol Bus/Coach Station, depending on the location of your hotel. The Airport Flyer bus (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.

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