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Booking Information

Bookings should be made using the Lancaster University Online Store which requires credit card payment. Please read the information below carefully before booking. You will need to create an account to make a booking. Each item has to be added to the basket seperately. This can be a rather fustrating process. Apologies for this, we are assured the online store will be upgraded before the next conference

Accommodation and evening meals are not included in the delegate fee and must be booked seperately.

The online store will produce an automated confirmation of your booking, you will also then receive a confirmation email from the conference team to confirm details of your booking. Please check this confirmation email carefully.

Conference Fees

Delegate fees include lunch and refreshments during the conference sessions. Personal Assistants attend the conference free of charge but accommodation and evening meals must be purchased.

Delegate Fees:

  Full Conference Tuesday day rate Wednesday day rate Thursday day rate
Early bird (until 19/6/16) £250 £110 £140 £110
Standard (from 20/6/16) £300 £125 £155 £125
Student/Unfunded £200 £90 £90 £90

Evening meals (Tuesday & Wednesday night) : £25 per night

Campus Bed and Breakfast: £47 per night (single room)

Lancaster House Hotel: The hotel is now fully booked.

Please contact Hannah Morgan any access or other arrangements.


There are two accommodation options available:

  • Campus rooms (en-suite University student rooms with showersincluding breakfast). There are a number of rooms that meet different access requirements. These are located in the buildings around Barker House Farm (building 65 on the campus map, link below).
  • En-suite single and double rooms at the Lancaster House Hotel (a 4* hotel adjacent to campus building 59 on the campus map). The allocated accessible rooms have baths. The hotel is now fully booked.

The Campus Map can be viewed here The conference is taking place in the George Fox (registration) and Charles Carter buildings (buildings 55 & 57 on the campus map)

There are a very limited number of accessible rooms left on campus (the hotel is now fully booked). They will be allocated on a first come first served basis and preference will be given to delegates attending the whole conference. Please contact Hannah Morgan for more information


Cancellations received before Friday 5th August will be issued al refund minus an administration fee of £50. Cancellation requests received after 5th August will be at the discretion of the Conference organising committee and will be subject to a minimum administration charge of £50. It is highly unlikely we will be able to refund accommodation/meal costs after this time.

Refunds shall not be payable for any total or partial failure of performance by the conference organisers of their duties and obligations under this Agreement occasioned by any act of God including but not limited to fire, flood, drought, tempest; act of government or state, war, civil commotion, insurrection, blockade, embargo, prevention from or hindrance in obtaining any raw materials, energy or other supplies, interruption of utility service, labour disputes of whatever nature including but not limited to strike, lock out or boycott; fuel shortage, disruption to transportation services or facilities, and any other reason beyond the control of the conference organisers.


We strive to make the conference as accessible as possible to all delegates. There is a small conference team who can provide general assistance (but not medical or personal care). If delegates need to arrange additional assistance the University's Disabilities Service recommends Allied Health Care (01524 840844/ lancaster@alliedhealthcare.com).

The majority of the conference rooms are equipped with a loop system, we will work with those who have requested loop access to ensure all sessions they wish to attend are in rooms with appropriate facilities. There will be a palantypist with projection to large screen available in all plenary sessions. Information can be provided in alternative formats. Other access request can be considered and delegates are encouraged to make their needs known as soon as possible. The accommodation is a 10-15 minute walk from the George Fox and Charles Carter buildings along an accessible path.


We have awarded 20 bursaries and a number of sponsored places for the Mad Studies stream. The deadline to apply for bursaries has now passed.


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