Venue information

Biomag2020 will be held at the University of Birmingham.

Founded in 1900, this was the UK’s first civic university, where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. Today, it continues in the same innovative spirit as a World Top 100 University and a leading research institution.

The University of Birmingham has a strong research community dedicated to human brain imaging. Recently the university established the Centre for Human Brain Health, which is conducting research on cognitive and clinical human neuroscience. The centre houses state-of-the-art brain imaging equipment, including a new MEGIN MEG system and an OPM laboratory.

Conference venues

Biomag2020 events will all be held on the central campus, in the original redbrick Aston Webb Building on Chancellor’s Court.

The Great Hall, the Bramall and breakout spaces will be accompanied by a marquee on the lawns immediately outside.

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Accommodation will be on campus, either Edgbaston Park Hotel (15 minutes’ walk) and Conference Centre or University accommodation (15 – 20 minutes’ walk).

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Biomag2020 and sustainability

The organisers are committed to creating a sustainable, positive, environmentally-friendly conference.

  • Healthy options like fresh fruit, reducing plastic waste from individually-wrapped snacks
  • Recycling bins for paper and food waste
  • Conference app, helping to reduce the amount of paper at this conference

The organisers are working towards a number of other initiatives to improve conference sustainability. Please support us by making your travel as sustainable as possible.

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University of Birmingham and sustainability

Research at the University is already pioneering efforts to create sustainable cities of the future, preserving water and tackling air pollution. This is reflected in everyday campus activity.

Cutting emissions

One of the benefits of holding your event on a busy University campus is the infrastructure already in place to support sustainable living.

  • Security patrol in electric vehicles
  • Electric vehicle charging points on campus
  • Easy access to all venues via University station

Reducing disposables

  • Mugs or reusable cups for coffee breaks
  • No single-use plastics at any bars on campus
  • Eco-cups available across campus
  • Glass bottles of filtered water at meetings

Managing food waste

  • Food waste sent to anaerobic digestion to create energy
  • Coffee grounds recycled to create fuel logs
  • When used, disposable plates and cutlery are biodegradable

Reducing paper consumption

  • Online maps and event guides
  • Digital signage