Getting to Birmingham

Birmingham is incredibly easy to reach. Right in the centre of England, it’s well-connected by road, rail and air.

The ICC venue is located on Broad Street in the city centre and is surrounded by hotels, restaurants and shops. With more canals than Venice and more parks than Paris, Birmingham is without doubt one of the most interesting and photogenic cities in Europe. 

If you are planning on staying for longer, must-see attractions include a Peaky Blinders film locations tour, a visit to Cadburys chocolate factory, the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and the Jewellery Quarter. 


Journey Durations

to Birmingham New Street

London Euston –  1.5 hours
Manchester Piccadilly – 1.5 hours
Liverpool Central – 2 hours
Bristol Temple Meads – 1.5 hours 
Cardiff – 1.5/2 hours
Edinburgh – 4.5/5 hours 


Walking to ICC from the Station

Exit New Street and walk to Victoria Square. Follow signs for Centenary Square, the ICC and Arena Birmingham. Enter Centenary Square and walk straight towards the ICC. 


The new Birmingham Tramline Extension will be open in November 2020 and will connect New Street Station to Broad Street so you will be able to exit the train station and take the metro right to the ICC front Entrance. 


Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s motorway networks, close to the M6, M5 and M42. Parking is available at ICC sister venue  Arena Birmingham (King Edward’s Road, B1 2AA). Mobile payments can be made on arrival at the Arena car park, quote location code  5020. 

Getting From Birmingham Airport to ICC


The quickest way to the city centre is by train and the Airport’s terminal is connected by a free and rapid monorail link to the station.  


Taxis cost c 25-£30 and Uber offers a cheaper alternative under £25  

Important Dates

Registration Open

June 1st 2023


Abstract Submission Open

May 15th 2023


Abstract Submission Closes

September 7th 2023

Abstract Review

October 3rd 2023

Notification to Authors

October 24th 2023


End of Early Registration

August 31st 2023

Conference Begins