ICFP 2009 Local Arrangements

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The 14th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2009)
Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland
31st August—2nd September 2009

Venue

The conference venue is the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Accommodation

We have arranged for hotel accommodation to be reserved through the Edinburgh Convention Bureau. Follow this link for a description of the accommodation and a link to the booking form. IMPORTANT UPDATE (22nd July 2009): the link to the booking form no longer works; after you've clicked the previous link and selected a room, please click here instead to make your booking. We are in the process of updating the link on the accommodation page.

We recommend early booking, since the conference dates overlap with those of the Edinburgh Festival. For those on a tight budget, Edinburgh also has a variety of hostel and bed/breakfast accommodation, but this must be booked privately.

Please note that the bookings in the accommodation system are only reserved until Monday 20 July. Bookings may be available after that date, but are at the discretion of the individual sites. If you need additional assistance with bookings, please contact bookings@conventionedinburgh.com directly.

Travel

You can find comprehensive information on the Visit Scotland page Getting to Edinburgh. Some additional specific information is below.

Plane

Edinburgh airport (EDI) is the most convenient. A cab to the city centre takes about 20 minutes and costs about £20. Airlink runs a shuttle to Waverly steps that takes 25 minutes and costs £3.50.

From Glasgow airport (GLA), Citylink runs a shuttle to St Andrews Bus Station in Edinburgh city centre that takes about two hours and costs about £11. Citylink also runs a shuttle to Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow city centre that takes 25 minutes and costs £4.20, you can then walk to Glasgow Central Train Station and catch a train to Edinburgh Waverley Station that takes 45 minutes and cost about £10.

Train

Edinburgh Waverley Station is the most convenient for downtown.

Edinburgh Festival

There will be a spectacular Fireworks display on 6 September 2009 from 21:00. It will be visible from many parts of the city. You can buy tickets (they go quickly) to sit on the lawn in the park, or for free you can stand in Princes Street (which will be closed to traffic), but arrive early, since there will be many thousands of other revellers, and the police control the access!

Extend your visit

Edinburgh Convention Bureau runs a site site to help you extend your visit, if you wish.

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