Before The Conference
The Day Of The Conference
Social Media and Photos
After The Conference Media
Staying in Nottingham
Having spoken to several of our ticket holders we have found that we have several delegates with underlying health issues - including one of our organising team - and a lot of nervous attendees.
DDD East Midlands Conference is an inclusive event to celebrate and explore the great technical talent across the region, so we don’t want you spending the day anxious about covid, we want you to be having fun!
To ensure the event is as safe as possible for all in attendance we are taking the following precautions and ask that you help us by cooperating with them.
When you arrive we will do the following:
We will do this by using a “thermometer gun,” a device that is equipped with an infrared sensor that can quickly measure surface temperature without making any contact with a person's skin.
You can do this via the paper card you carry in your wallet or by showing us your digital “NHS Covid Pass”.
To get the NHS Covid Pass you’ll need to register on the NHS App and download it to your phone ahead of time. To register, the process takes around 5-10 mins but it can take up to 24 hours for the NHS to process so please do this ahead of time. You can then save the pass into your digital wallet for easy access
If you have medical reasons why you have not been vaccinated please let the volunteers know. We understand there will need to be exemptions for some cases.
We would like you to do this by entering your negative result athttps://test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/report-result/login-choice.From this you will receive an email or text message to confirm your negative result, which we would like you to show us upon arrival.
If you cannot prove a negative lateral flow result we will have a testing area at the venue where you will be asked to do one in real time before joining the conference. Please bear in mind this will take 30 mins as a minimum so arrive early!
The wrist band will indicate if you are socially distancing or not.
We thank you in advance for being respectful about peoples choices around their social distancing requirements.
These additional checks will mean it takes a little longer to check you in than we would usually like, but hope you understand we are taking these precautions so that everyone feels safe and relaxed and can enjoy the event.
All involved in the DDD East Midlands Conference are subject to Code Of Conduct Page.This is not just for the day of the event, but for all presence of DDD East Midlands including Social Media.
Please make sure you are familiar with it and adhere to it at all times to create the most inclusive and friendly event for all involved.
Should you have any concerns regarding the Code of Conduct before, during or after the event, please contact the organisers. See the contact page for information.
Seats: up to 470 people
Seats: up to 100 people
Seats: up to 100 people
All of these screens are widescreen and are a mixture of 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio.
All rooms have wireless capabilities for MAC and PC, they also have both HDMI and VGA adaptors. The main lecture theatre (Room 1/Lecture Theatre 2) has all of the above plus Mini Display Port and Mini HDMI. There is also a visualizer available in each Lecture Theatre.
All rooms have the choice of clip-on, static or hand held microphones. Please let your AV support person/volunteer know if you have a preference.
We will email the Wi-Fi details shortly before the event.
At least one of the organisers will be at the registration desk in the morning.
Due to venue insurance restrictions, we need to be sure that anything that may be plugged into a socket on the day either:
This includes any laptop chargers or phone chargers.
We will provide limited PAT testing on the day, with speakers being priority candidates for this service. This service will be available between 8.30am - 10.30am the day of the conference. Registration for the event opens to the general public at 8.00am so there is a window in the morning where exclusively speakers and exhibitors can queue to get their devices PAT tested.
If you will need your laptop cables PAT tested but cannot make it to the venue between those hours, contact Jessica to arrange dropping off your chargers the evening before.
On the day there will be a speakers green room. Here you can practice or prepare for your talk, or just get some peace away from the hustle and bustle of the conference.
Try out the visualiser
A visualiser will be set up in the Speakers Green Room so that you can try it out before you do your talk.
This is so that there is enough time to get you all set up.
The crew member will make sure there is water, and will be happy to help you with your presentation needs. They will also help us make sure everything is running smoothly in your room. Please let them know if there is anything we can provide to help you.
There are a variety of microphones available in each room. Clip-on, static and hand held are available, so please let the technicians know if you have a preference.
We can provide 3 clickers for the day (one per room). So if you do use one of the clickers provided, please make sure it stays in the room for the next speaker who might need it.
We'll provide a space in the breakout area with a table and chair. Book in a time slot with Jessica, and you can advertise during or at the end of your talk that you will be available there to be approached by attendees after your talk.
All the talks are being videoed by the local company ShutterSocks. These will be posted on Vimeo as soon as they are available. There are a few reasons we are videoing the talks:
Nottingham Station is the mainline train station close to Nottingham city centre. The train station is a 15 minute walk from Nottingham Conference Centre, but for those new to the city, it might be easier to take a taxi or use Nottingham’s tram NET (Nottingham Express Transit) system. Directions to the station tram stop are signposted throughout the train station building. The Conference Centre is located between the Royal Centre and Nottingham Trent University tram stop. Take a tram heading to either Phoenix Park or Hucknall. Exit the tram at the Royal Centre, continue down Goldsmith Street taking the first right turn onto Burton Street where you will find the Nottingham Conference Centre entrance on the left.
From the north, exit the M1 at junction 26 and follow the signs for the A610 towards Nottingham city centre.
There is a Park and Ride (tram) facility situated close to the M1 junction 26. The Park and Ride (Phoenix Park) site is clearly sign-posted off the A610.
Leave the tram at the Nottingham Trent University tram stop which is located on Goldsmith Street and walk past the main University entrance, turn left on to Burton Street where you will find the Nottingham Conference Centre entrance.
From the south, exit the M1 at junction 24 and follow the signs for the A453 to Nottingham city centre.
The Queen’s Drive Park and Ride is located just off the A453 (Queen’s Drive), follow signs for A453 / Queen’s Drive Industrial Estate and merge on to the A453 (Queen’s Drive). The Park and Ride is located on the opposite side of the road to the retail park and is clearly sign-posted.
Alight from the Park and Ride bus on Lower Parliament Street (Victoria Centre); Nottingham Conference Centre is a short walk away.
Car parks in the city centre are clearly signposted from all major approach routes. There are two car parks close to Nottingham Conference Centre, Trinity Square car park on North Church Street and Talbot Street car park. For satellite navigation systems please use the following information:
Trinity Square car park: postcode NG1 4BR
Talbot Street car park: postcode NG1 5GG
Tel: number will be emailed to you
We don't have any partnerships or deals with any local hotels but here is a list of a few in City Center:
If you need to know about any vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free restaurants, get in touch and we will point you in the direction of some great ones.