Just Summer the Conferences we are Hosting!

With the conference season in full swing, we look at our successes so far and the events we are looking forward to hosting here at the University of Leeds

Summer Conference in University Square

The MEETinLEEDS team are enjoying yet another busy summer for the conference season!

As we wave goodbye to the International Medieval Congress (IMC), which is held in conjunction with the University of Leeds Institute for Medieval Studies and had a record 2,444 delegates this year, and the Teach First Summer Institute, where we work alongside Leeds Beckett University and the First Direct Arena to host over 2,500 trainee teachers for the start of their two-year “Leadership Development Programme”, there are still a number of large residential events to go!

Many of the events take advantage of our Event Management service, in which we have the option to create a bespoke website for your event, like this one.

Then the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) conference comes to Leeds at the end of August. Hosted with the School of Education and the Centre for Language Education Research, it is 50th anniversary of the Inaugural Meeting of BAAL, which is a UK-based professional association which provides a forum for applied linguistics, the academic field which connects knowledge about language to decision-making in the real world.

Finally, we are working with the School of Geography, School of Civil Engineering and Water@Leeds on the 7th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7) in September, which seeks to further advance global research, practice and policy in flood management.

However, it is not only the conference and events team that ensure the university offers our academics a platform to host conferences and deliver a fantastic delegate experience. For example: the Great Food at Leeds team keep our customers well fed with excellent catering and service, the Print and Copy Bureau guarantee professional banners, posters and programmes, and The Edge gives our guests a place for a free physical workout after their mental exertion. Lots of departments here at the university are essential to running a successful event!

Nicholas Westerman, Project Manager of the IMC, said:

“The International Medieval Congress continues to go from strength to strength as more delegates attend the Congress each year. The flagship conference at the University of Leeds would not be possible without an army of dedicated staff from across all the services, working to make the IMC the success that it is.

All the services at the university work with such professionalism and dedication, constantly ensuring that the delegates have the best possible experience when they are here on campus.

The amazing work that all of the services do is reflected in the wealth of positive feedback we have received from delegates.”

The MEETinLEEDS team would like to extend a special thanks to everyone from every department that has contributed to our super summer so far. It wouldn’t be possible without you!