32nd UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition: Torquay

30 Mar 2009 00:00
1 Apr 2009 13:15


Conference Dates and Venue

The 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place from 30 March - 1 April 2009 at the Riviera International Conference Centre, a superb purpose-built conference and exhibition facility situated in Torquay overlooking Torbay - without doubt one of the loveliest natural settings in Europe.

Torquay certainly seemed to find favour with our delegates in 2008 and the format and spirit of the conference remained very much as they had been in the past: an atmosphere of collaboration, a sense of fun, and a packed social agenda to ensure all delegates were welcomed into the UKSG community. 

Torquay - Getting There ... 

Where is Torquay?  In Devon on the south coast of England in an area known as the English Riviera.  Click on the GoogleMaps link to see.

  • Click here for details on getting to Torquay.  If you are travelling by train, air or bus, you can get further detailed information by clicking here.
  • Taxi!  Taxis can be booked with Price First Taxis by phone or online.  Prices from Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol Airports can be found on their website and they will co-ordinate a taxi-sharing service. 
  • Click here for details on getting around Torquay once you have arrived.


Accommodation is not included in the delegate fee and must be booked separately. The UKSG has worked with the Riviera Centre to set up a designated booking service which offers specially negotiated rates at a number of local hotels and guest houses which are within walking distance of the conference venue.  Please note that this year the prices quoted are per room.

Conference Torquay - Find Venues and Accommodation FREE!

Please note that the online facility to book accommodation is no longer available.  For all accommodation enquiries please call the Conference Torquay Accommodation Bureau on
+44 (0)1803 206306.

Conference Programme

Please click here to view the 2009 conference programme.  A copy has been mailed out to all our contacts.

Delegates - How To Book

Booking for the 2009 conference has now closed.  For further information, please contact Karen Sadler, or by telephone +44 (0)1865 744279

NB: UK Serials Group reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

Delegate Notes

Please click here for Information for Delegates.

Exhibition Guide

Please click here to view the Exhibition Guide.

Exhibition - How To Book

Details of the exhibition are now finalised.  Prospective exhibitors have been kept up to date on progress by e-mail.  If you have not received any details and would still like some information please contact Alison Whitehorn alison@uksg.org .  Please click here to view the floor plan.  An online booking form is available here .

For all exhibition enquiries please contact:
Istead Events
Tel.:  024 7663 5665
Fax:  024 7663 5624
E-mail:  amanda@istead.co.uk

Sponsored Places For Students 

The sponsorship award covers the cost of attendance at the conference, including all meals, entertainment and accommodation.  Please note that all students, whether studying full time or part time as undergraduates or postgraduates, are eligible to apply, and the invitation is aimed at all courses related to areas associated with UKSG interests – librarianship, publishing, media and communications.  The deadline for applications is Friday 13 February 2009.  For more information please click here.



Any other questions or feedback?  Please don't hesitate to e-mail us:
alison@uksg.org or karen@uksg.org

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