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SBML 10th Anniversary Symposium Travel Info

This page contains travel information from the meeting's original announcement page.

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Getting there

This is close to the venue for ICSB 2010, so if you are staying for the conference in a hotel nearby, it is very likely you can simply take a short walk from your hotel to get to the Informatics Forum.

If you are located too far away to walk, you can take a taxi, bus, or (if you are staying outside the city) a train. For taxis, ask the driver to take you to number 10, Crichton Street. If taking the bus or train, you can get off at Edinburgh Waverley train station. From there, it's a 10 minute walk to The Informatics Forum building (refer to this map), or you can take a taxi from there.

Other notes

The following sections provide some additional general information about this year's meeting.

Internet access

The meeting room will have wireless internet access. We will provide the necessary access information on-site.

Electrical supply

If you are traveling from outside of the United Kingdom, be sure to bring an appropriate power plug converter for your laptop and all other electrical devices you're bringing. The domestic electric system in the UK uses a frighteningly high 230 volts at 50 Hz. The plug type is depicted at left.

You may be able to find an appropriate converter once you get to Edinburgh, but it's best not to count on it, and to bring your own before you leave your home country.

Weather

While Edinburgh is a wonderful city in many ways, it is unfortunately not known for beautiful weather. In October, the weather is likely to be somewhat rainy and on the cold side. You will definitely want to pack appropriate shoes, a coat, and umbrella. You may also want to make sure your laptop bag (or other bag you may be carrying) is reasonably rain-proof.

The widget on the right shows the current weather in Edinburgh.

About Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and the second largest city in Scotland. It is a dynamic and fascinating city with a rich history and many sights worth seeing.

The official Edinburgh tourist board website and the Edinburgh city council website both list good information about Edinburgh festivals and other events, as well as museums and galleries.

Of course, no visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a visit to Edinburgh Castle.

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