2017 Conference

The 2017 annual conference will take place on Monday, April 24th - Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at the Mercure Perth Hotel, Perth, Scotland

Registration instructions and options

Please make sure that you have read the instructions before clicking the button! Registration will close on March 31st. Your registration options are as follows:

  1. Our standard resident delegate pack (a conference fee of £ 452 applies, rebated to £ 150 for PhD students). This includes room and board at the conference hotel — or a comparable alternative if this is full — from April 24th to April 26th (two nights), both conference dinners as well as all conference events (except for "late bird special" on Wednesday night). Resident delegates also receive free membership of the Scottish Economics Society for one year, which includes a subscription to the Scottish Journal of Political Economy (both paper and on-line access).
  2. Day delegate passes for Monday (£ 75), Tuesday (£ 100) or Wednesday (£ 50). These cover all conference events on the respective day, inclusive of lunch and the conference dinners (Monday and Tuesday). Day delegates have to find their own accomodation, however, and do not become members of SES. There are also options in the day passes excluding the evening dinner (Monday and Tuesday).

If you are registering another person, please enter their name in PayPal's comment field. This comment field can also be used to indicate dietary requirements such as vegetarian / vegan.

Spouses / accompanying persons do not need to register. The hotel will charge you a separate fee — payable at reception — for using your room as a double as well as for the meals and functions. We would appreciate if you could apprise us of your travelling with an accompanying person by writing an email to conference@scotecon.org.

Paypal will send an email confirming your payment. You will obtain a full receipt for reimbursement purposes as part of your conference pack.

Conference delegates wanting to book extra nights (Sunday and/or Wednesday), please contact the hotel directly via this e-mail.

In case of any doubts or problems, please do not hesitate to ask conference@scotecon.org.


Getting There

Perth mainly claims its special place in Scottish history because it is home to the Stone of Scone, the traditional place where Scottish kings were crowned. (Remember your Shakespeare?) For us down-to-earth economists, this special place is primarily due to Perth's location in the centre of Scotland, which Perth shares with Scotland's medieval capital, Stirling.

The fact that Perth can be reached from all parts of Scotland in under two hours (excepting very faraway places) has been a main factor in the SES's decision to base all its major events there. Perth also has an excellent infrastructure for events.

If you are new to the SES and do not live in Scotland, however, Perth may seem to be quite a long way away. Here is a couple of tips for travellers:

  • From both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, the cab fare to Perth will be GBP 100, and the ride will take about an hour. A taxicab will beat public transport in the area of price as soon as three people team up to share a cab.
  • From Edinburgh airport, you can take a bus to Waverley Station (just walk out of the main gate and look right, the bus leaves twice per hour) and take the train from there. You will need to pay 5 GBP for the bus and whatever the train tickets costs (first-class tickets are GBP 40-ish). The time of travel will be an hour and a half from Waverley Station.
  • Coming up from London, British Rail or other suppliers may actually be better than airline travel. The trip from London takes five hours, and there is a sleeping car (the Caledonian Sleeper) which you can use to save on hotel fares. On the other hand, EasyJet has excellent low-price connections between the UK metropolis and Scotland.

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