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We know you’ll have a successful and memorable conference here in NewcastleGateshead, but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve hosted conferences and events across all our key sectors and beyond, from around the world. See what people who have held a conference here, have to say about it:

British International Studies Association Conference 2022

14-17 June 2022750 with 150 online

The British International Studies Association Conference 2022 (BISA) is renowned for being inclusive, diverse and friendly. It brings together a worldwide community of specialists to discuss, promote and develop international studies.   Background of the eve...

UK Council for International Student Affairs

15-17 June 2022 400

Image: Steve Baker The conference for the UK Council for International Student affairs featured high-profile speakers, training sessions, peer-led workshop presentations and discussions, with plenty of opportunities for delegates to connec...

UK Light Rail Conference 2021

13 - 14th July 2021160

Now in it’s 15th year, the UK Light Rail Conference is the premier gathering of light and urban rail professionals in the UK. Background of event:  This two-day congress normally attracts between 250 and 300 participants, including representatives from all...

The first online International Virtual Exchange Conference 2020

14 - 16 September 2020495

The largest event on virtual exchange, hosted by Newcastle University, took place on 14-16 September as an online conference for the first time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Background of event: Virtual Exchange (VE) is a research-informed practice that delivers...

The Annual Conference of The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

14 - 15 November 2019336

The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) is a network for people and organisations involved in small business and entrepreneurship research, policy, practice, education, support and advice. Background of event: The purpose of ISBE is to enable...

Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival 2019

9 - 11 July 20193,000

3,000 people attended Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival, which took place at Newcastle Racecourse July 2019. The annual festival is a celebration of science and innovation and aims to tackle the biggest questions facing the environment and community ...

41st Annual Meeting of the European Thyroid Association (ETA) 2018

15-18 September 20181,040 from 22 countries

Over 1,000 delegates from across the world travelled to NewcastleGateshead for the European Thyroid Association (ETA), which took place at the iconic Sage Gateshead.


12-14 September 2018178

The European meeting of the International Society of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies (ISMET) was held in Newcastle in September 2018.

British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2018

11-13 September 2018750

The British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference is the largest of its kind in the UK.

Challenger Society Conference 2018

10-14 September 2018250

Challenger Society Conference 2018 provided a fantastic showcase of marine science, covering all areas of ocean research.

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