The Lecture Theatre at 50 George Square

The conference presentations will be held at the ground floor lecture theatre at 50 George Square, which is in the University of Edinburgh central campus. Note that this theatre does not have electrical sockets in the audience seating area.

Edinburgh Bus Tour. Crichton St. 5th Sept 16:45

A complimentary bus tour of Edinburgh will take place following completion of the first day of DAFx17. The bus will leave from outside the large Informatics Forum building on Crichton Street, which is just around the corner from the main DAFx17 conference venue. This special tour will be provided by an experienced local operator, who will provide full commentary throughout. The tour will take in the historic Old and New Town areas of central Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. Places are on a first come, first served basis.

Welcome Reception at St. Cecilia's Hall, Niddry St, Cowgate. 5th Sept 18:30

The DAFx17 welcome reception will be held at the historic St. Cecilia’s Hall, which is located on Niddry Street, just off Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. Access from South Bridge is via Infirmary St, then first left. Originally opened in 1763 as a concert hall, St. Cecilia’s is now the home of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historical Musical Instruments. It has recently been completely restored and refurbished, and reopened to the public in May 2017.

The DAFx17 committee is pleased to welcome the Scottish Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) to the welcome reception. This famous, independent bottler of Scottish malt whisky is known around the world for its approach to preserving the individuality of each whisky it produces. The SMWS obtains casks of whisky direct from more than 125 distilleries. When ready, each cask is bottled without dilution or mixing to produce around 200-300 bottles of completely unique whisky. Once sold, the whisky is gone forever, never to be reproduced. Throughout the evening a number of single malt whiskies will be served by the SMWS, showcasing the diverse characteristics found across the whisky producing regions of Scotland. A range of other drinks and refreshments will also be served.

Concert at Assembly Roxy, Roxburgh Place. 6th Sept 19:00

We are very pleased to be able to welcome Trevor Wishart to DAFx17, for a curated performance of two eight-channel pieces, “The Secret Resonance of Things” and “Encounters in the Republic of Heaven.” The concert will take place at the Assembly Roxy, on Roxburgh Place, in the heart of the Old Town. The Roxy is a church which has been converted into a multi-purpose space which is used for music and theatre events alike.

Banquet at the Playfair Library in Old College, South Bridge. 7th Sept

The DAFx17 Banquet will be held at the Playfair Library, which you may access via the University of Edinburgh’s Old College courtyard, which itself is situated on South Bridge. Old College is the former University Library, and currently houses the School of Law. The doors will open at 19:00, and guests will be seated at 19:45. We will be taking the DAFx group photo just before the start of the banquet, so please don’t be late! This year’s best paper awards will be presented at the end of the banquet.

Day trip to the Scottish Highlands. 9th Sept 10:00

The DAFx17 organising committee is pleased to offer a specially organised day trip to the Scottish Highlands. This will take place on Saturday 9th of September, following the end of the conference. The Highlands lie to the north and west of Edinburgh, and comprise more than half of Scotland’s landmass. The region includes mountains, lochs (lakes), rivers, hundreds of islands, and thousands of miles of coastline. There are traces of human activity that span more than 12,000 years dotted across the landscape.

The trip will take in both historical sites, such as Stirling Castle, as well as the mountainous southern Highlands. It will also include a 40 minute cruise on beautiful Loch Lomand (weather permitting).

The trip includes entry to all sites, transport on modern coaches, and a packed lunch. The tour will leave from (and return to) Crichton Street, just around the corner from the main conference venue. There will also be a stop off at Edinburgh airport on the way back into the city, between 6pm-7pm (according to demand; times are subject to change).

Map of locations

Walking distance from George Square to St. Cecilia's Hall is around 15 minutes.