Social programme

Reception at Our Dynamic Earth, 8 July 2013
Our Dynamic Earth is a five star visitor attraction and interactive exhibition that takes you on a journey through our planet's past, present and future.  For further information visit

Whisky Reception at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 9 July 2013
Included in the registration fee is a whisky reception for all delegates together with the poster session on Tuesday 9th July 2013 in the Strathblane and Cromdale Halls. Come and enjoy sampling 3 different whisky's varieties and learn more from professionals.

Reception at Edinburgh Castle, 10 July 2013
In its dominating position overlooking the capital city, the grandeur and historical significance of Edinburgh Castle has made it a globally famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. The Castle is home to the Stone of Destiny, Scotland's coronation stone.  Read about the castle and its history at

Conference Dinner at National Museum of Scotland, 12 July 2013
The National Museum of Scotland is home to a diverse range of collections including Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Scotland and Europe and World Collections.  To find out more about these collections and the museum, visit

Map showing ICNS social venues and Edinburgh restaurants (PDF, 2.21MB) - list correct at time of publication

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    22 February 2013
  • Early registration deadline:
    24 May 2013
  • Online Registration deadline:
    2 July 2013