What age group is the conference aimed at?
The event is aimed at adults but the programme will be interactive and engaging so young teens and pre-teens are welcome to join you in the main hall.
Concessions tickets are available for youth (12+) but it is up to the discretion of the ticket buyer if they think those 12+ will be able to enjoy and participate in the conference.
Although those under 12 have a free ticket, they are also welcome to join in the main auditorium if you think it will be enjoyable for them.
What facilities are available for me and my children?
There will be space in the main auditorium for those with babies in prams who wish to stay in the auditorium and an unmanned family room with full audio and visual feed. The family room area will have toys available for the children's enjoyment as well as changing areas.
Venue & Programme
Teas, coffee, and cake will be available on arrival on Friday. Lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday with tea & coffee breaks between sessions.
There are multiple hotel options nearby. The closest is the Penta Hotel which is just a few minutes away with prices starting at £59. Find out more on their website.
Friday’s sessions run from 7-9.45pm.
Saturday’s sessions run from 9am-9pm.
The venue has multiple access points to provide easy access for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. There is also a lift up to the main auditorium and accessible toilets are available within the building.
The Pavilion is easily accessible using public transport. It’s just 15 minutes from Reading train station and the Sky Blue 15/15a/16 buses stop 1 minute from venue at Waylen Street. Find directions for train or bus on Google Maps here.
Driving & Parking
Recommended parking is at Q Park Chatham Place. Friday evening costs £7 and Saturday all day costs £15. (We have received a discounted rate which will be available at the conference venue).
If you’re coming from the M4, easiest access is via Junction 11. After leaving the motorway, follow the A33 towards Reading, then the A329 until you arrive at the Chatham Street exit. Find live directions from your location on Google Maps here.
From Q Park Chatham Place, it is a few minutes walk to the venue.