Joining Instructions and Conference Information for Attendees

General Information

Conference dates: 1st and 2nd of December
Sponsored by ATOS/IBM
Throughout the conference we ask all delegates to dress in business smart wear. For those of you joining us for the networking drinks on the 30th, this is an informal evening, therefore please feel free to dress casually. For the Gala dinner, we have opted not to ask attendees to come in formal black tie and gown, instead ask for attendees to dress in business attire for a more relaxed evening.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the University, Here are the steps to get you setup and on your way:
  1. From your device connect to the network WiFi Guest
  2. Open a web browser and go to
Note: If you received a Certificate notice, select Proceed Anyway to continue
  1. From The Cloud landing page locate the box Get online at Northumbria University and click Go
  2. Scroll down to select Create Account
  3. Enter your details and your account will be created.
You will then be connected to WiFi Guest
Or, eduroam is avaliable should any delegates have this login in from their universities.
All conference enquiries should be directed to Hellen Sutton-Larkins +44 (0) 7973 364559

Travel and Directions

Northumbria University Newcastle Students’ Union
2 Sandyford Road NE1 8SB
Newcastle Upon Tyne
+44 (0) 191 232 6002
The A1(M) passes through Newcastle upon Tyne linking the area to London, the South, Scotland and major routes across the country. The A69 links west to Carlisle, the Lake District and, via the M6, to the South and West of England.
Nearest Airports
Newcastle has its own international airport operating both domestic and international flights to cities including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Dublin, Belfast, Southampton, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Dubai and Copenhagen.
Newcastle International Airport
Tel: +44 (0)871 882 1122
The University is a short walk from the station. Direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station
We are able to offer some pre booked parking spaces in the Student Union carpark for our delegates if you apply to us beforehand, however these are the local carparks.
Car Parking for City Campus
  • Postcode for City Campus West: NE1 8ST
  • Postcode for City Campus East: NE2 1UY

Networking Events

Please report to the registration desk which will be open from 08:45am on the second floor, Student Union (areas will be signposted) . We will be offering refreshments prior to conference start in the Escape room. Hard copies of the Conference information will be provided on the day.

Arrivals on 30th November
For those of you who are arriving in Newcastle on the evening of 30th November, we will holding a ‘Welcome Drinks’ event in The Boiler House, Newcastle University NE1 7RU . This is located along Kings Road Newcastle and can be found on the map 2 (point 10 on the link) We will be in attendance from 18:30 if you would care to join us then please do so.

Networking Evening : 1st December 2021
Wylam Brewery Tasting & Tour event
Sponsored by DTS Solutions
Please join us for our evening event to be held at the Wylam Brewery from 7:30pm, where we will greet you with a welcome drink on arrival.
Please note: We have transport from the University to the event at 7pm returning at 10pm should any delegates need assistance.
The event is a walkable distance (less then 1 mile). Please use this postcode in Google maps for directions.
Address: Wylam Brewery
Palace of the Arts, Exhibition Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Gala Dinner with awards ceremony: 2nd December 2021
Sponsored by ATOS/IBM
The Gala Dinner will be held in the Grand Hall of Northumbria University Newcastle. Reception drinks will be at 18:00, followed by dinner at 19:00. The evening will be a stress free networking opportunity for attendees to socialise with your peers and build networks within the SafeZone community.
We will be enjoying a three course set menu meal with wine. All special dietary requirements will have been catered for, but please contact us should you have any concerns. We will also be providing a free bar during the duration of the evening.
Complimentary Drinks sponsored by Chubb


This year we have a range of strategy technology partners supporting our conference. See below a list of those supporting us
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