SPARC Venue 2023

This year’s SPARC Conference will be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, located on the Pollock Halls Estate.



Pollock Halls

18 Holyrood Road


EH16 5AY


Further information and directions to the site can be found on the University Conference and Events web page:

The Pollock Estate

You will also found useful transport information from Edinburgh Airport’s website:

Edinburgh Airport – Getting to and from


*Important Information – Accessing the Venue*

Please note, due to essential maintenance works across the Pollock Halls site, there will be diverted pedestrian routes located across the campus.

Taxis will be permitted to drop off delegates at the main entrance to the JMCC, as well as vehicles for delegates with accessibility needs.

Parking is very limited on campus, and is provided on a first come, first served basis. During the works, spaces will be in higher demand, and it is encouraged that guests arrive via alternative means of travel, where possible.

To aid guests in navigating the diverted pedestrian routes, we have provided you with a downloadable map of the estate: