ABM Conference 2019 FAQs

This year’s conference takes place on Saturday 22 June at The Priory Rooms, Birmingham
Tickets available to book now (with early bird rates until 31 March 2019)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF

Registration begins at 8.30am and the programme begins at 9.15am

Timetable and speakers
Information on our speakers and a provisional timetable will shortly be available on our website: https://www.abm.me.uk/conference 

We may take photos of the conference throughout the day – speakers, audience, stalls – to publish in our ABM members’ magazine, website and social media. At registration on the morning of the conference, we’ll ask you to consent to your possible appearance in photographs. You’ll be able to opt-out if you don’t wish to be photographed.

Dietary requirements
Lunch and refreshments will be provided and are included in the cost of your ticket. If you have any special dietary requirements which you haven’t indicated on your registration, please let us know now. 

Babies in arms are welcome in the main hall but the venue is not suitable for older children. Some attendees in the past have organised a lunchtime meet up with family/carers for a breastfeed if needed. A breakout room will be provided close to the main hall without provision for childcare, so participants are solely responsible for their children. We hope to be able to provide an audiovisual feed into the breakout room.  We ask that parents are sensitive to the fact this is a learning experience for delegates and we hope parents will minimise disruption to speakers and sessions wherever possible.  You are of course welcome to breastfeed anywhere in the venue where you feel comfortable.

Birmingham has a range of accommodation options; the two hotels closest to the venue are the Holiday inn Express Snow Hill and the Premier Inn Waterloo Street.

Getting there
The Priory Rooms is ten minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street railway station and even closer to Snow Hill and Moor St stations.  It is about 15 minutes’ walk from Birmingham Coach Station.  For those driving, the closest car park is Londonderry House NCP on Dalton St.  Delegates get a reduced rate of £6.30 reduced from £18.00; collect your discount ticket before you leave the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to a great day of learning, support, networking opportunity and friendship!