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Joining Information: 40th WEDC International Conference

Thank you for registering for the 40th WEDC International Conference to be held 24-28 July at Loughborough University. Below you will find important and useful information to help you get the most out of the conference.

The following information is available as a PDF to download.

The campus map is available as a PDF to download (legend here) or as an interactive web-page where you can search for particular buildings by name or building code (codes provided in text below).

You may also find a map of Loughborough town centre helpful.

Getting to Loughborough University

Please see the following links for more information:

Accommodation and Catering

If you have booked University halls and University Lodge accommodation through us the following information applies for checking in, checking out and breakfast.

Check in: Keys can be collected from 15.00 on the day of arrival from Whitworth Reception (WH38 on the campus map). This is a 24 hour reception. You will be advised of your room and the name of the Hall at check in.

Check out: Please check out from your accommodation and return your keys to Whitworth Reception by 10.00 on the date of your departure.



Networking Dinner – Tuesday 25 July, 19:30 onwards

This will take place on Tuesday evening at the Village Bar (ER26 on the campus map). This is a light-hearted and fun evening designed to help you network with other conference delegates. Please remember your vouchers.

Gala Dinner / BBQ – Wednesday 26 July, 19:00 onwards

This will take place on Wednesday evening at the Edward Herbert Building (J62 on the campus map). This is the main social event of the week with a barbecue and live music. Please bring your vouchers and dancing shoes with you.

Guests are kindly asked to please make their own dinner arrangements on the nights of the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th and 29th of July. Shuttles departing from Whitworth Building to and from town will be provided at the following times on these days:

Saturday 22 July: Whitworth (DEP: 18.00) » Town Centre (DEP: 21.00) » Whitworth
Sunday 23 July: Whitworth (DEP: 18.30) » Town Centre (DEP: 21.00) » Whitworth
Monday 24 July: Whitworth (DEP: 19.30) » Town Centre (DEP: 21.30) » Whitworth
Thursday 27 July: Whitworth (DEP: 18.30) » Town Centre (DEP: 21.30) » Whitworth
Friday 28 July: Whitworth (DEP: 18.30) » Town Centre (DEP: 21.30) » Whitworth

Places of interest in Loughborough

Heritage Parks experience

Queen's Park was opened to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and is as popular now as it was on opening as a place to play and relax. It is also home to Charnwood Museum, an award-winning museum exploring the history of Charnwood with regular changing exhibitions, a café and a shop. The Park also boasts a delightful duck pond, aviary, and bandstand as well as the Carillon. Take time to climb the 151 foot-high War Memorial Tower for wonderful views of the town and Charnwood Forest, listen to the Carillon bells and take in the First World War exhibits.

John Taylor Bell Foundry Museum

This fascinating museum on Freehold Street was once the world's largest bell foundry and made the bells for Loughborough's very own Carillon as well as those for St Paul's Cathedral. Tours of the works showing how the bells are made are available on specific days.

Places to Eat and Drink

For the nights when dinner has not been pre-arranged, dinner can be taken at the following venues on Loughborough University campus: Burleigh Court and The Link Hotel.

In Loughborough, the following restaurants may be of interest:

Bars and Pubs:

Country pubs if you have a car or share a taxi:

There are also various take-aways in the vicinity, many of which also provide a delivery service:

Conference Registration and Sessions

Registration for the conference and collection of your conference badge, bag and materials can be done at the following times and locations:

Conference Fee includes (for the days registered):

Exhibitor/Side event or Capacity Development Workshop pass includes (for the days registered):

Conference Badges

Upon registration participants will receive a participant ID and reference number along with lunch/dinner/drink tokens. Participants are kindly reminded that they must wear this badge at all times during the conference as they will not be allowed into sessions if they are not wearing it. Furthermore, the badge will have attached to it tokens for lunch, dinner and drinks and will not be served without them.

Exhibitor set-up

Exhibitors may set up their stands at the following times at the Conference venue (West Park Teaching Hub WPT11):

Other Information

Internet access

Wireless internet is available during the conference. On your device, select the 'imago' network from the list of available wireless networks. Open a browser, and you will be directed to a login page. Please enter your details, and the code for the week of the conference, which is 2917.

Lost and found

Please report any lost or found items to the administration desk or the WEDC exhibition stand.


If you travel by car please park in the multi storey Car park 1 on West Park of campus.

Prayer Rooms

There are various quiet spaces located around the University for prayer or contemplation. For details, visit the Centre for Faith and Spirituality: The Moslem Prayer Room is situated in the Edward Herbert Building (J62 on the campus map).

Swimming Pool

The Loughborough University Swimming Pool (SW on campus map) provides a great range and availability of public swimming sessions in the form of Recreational Swimming, Lane Swimming and Swimming Classes which benefit the community as a whole. The pool is open to the general public at the following times: and the cost is £4.00 per session.

Useful Telephone Numbers


Contact us

For enquiries about WEDC, email:

Postal address:
School of Civil and Building Engineering
The John Pickford Building
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
United Kingdom

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