edge conference 2020- It’s official!

The 5th annual EDGE Conference will take place on the 10th and 11th March 2020 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre located in North Hampshire. The venue is best known for its world famous international air show and pioneering work in aviation. Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre provides modern and sophisticated purpose-built facilities that we believe will be perfect for the EDGE Conference 2020.

The centre’s facilities not only offers infrastructure for more effective breakout sessions and workshops for delegates to learn from, it also provides abundant space to network and share ideas about how to utilise EDGE more productively. The larger space will also ensure that we accommodate the greater number of delegates expected to attend.

Next year’s conference theme centres around the brand new decade – 2020 – and envisioning new ways to take research to new heights with the use of EDGE. With topics of interest for new and existing users, there will be something for everyone.

Farnborough is well-connected, conveniently located south-west of London and is served by strong national and international travel links, providing delegates with easy access links from across the UK and beyond.

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  • 2-Day Early bird NHS/Educational rate: £293.25* (Standard price £345.00)

  • 2-Day Early bird Non-NHS/Non-Educational rate: £420.75* (Standard price £495.00)

  • 2- Day GROUP DISCOUNTS available for 5 or more delegates (please see group discount section below)

The above rates include the 2-day conference (full access to all sessions, refreshments, and a buffet style lunch, evening drinks reception, followed by a 3-course networking dinner with entertainment on the first night).

Please note that hotel accommodation is not included in the above prices and will need to be booked separately.

* The early bird offer is running from 12th August 2019 - 29th November 2019 so we advise you to book as soon as possible to secure this price.

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group discounts

  • Book 5 places from the same organisation at standard price (£345.00pp) and get a 6th place free

  • Book 10 places from the same organisation at standard price (£345.00pp) and get a 11th and 12th place free

Please email edgecomms@soton.ac.uk to make a group booking

How to book

Pay via credit or debit card to secure your place quickly using the University of Southampton’s online store or alternatively, you can pay by purchase order using the details found here

Funding for your place

We encourage you to promote the importance and value of this conference to your line managers and ask for help with funding where possible. 

Name changes

We understand that organisations may change who they are sending to the conference or they may not quite know who that person will be at the time of booking. This is not a problem, we can update the delegate information free of charge, ideally by 1 week prior to the conference.


If circumstances change and you can no longer attend then we would encourage you to find a colleague who can take your place at the conference so that your organisation is not missing out on the learning opportunities. However, if you do need to cancel then we can offer a full refund free of charge up until the 10th January 2020. If you need to cancel a place after this date then you may only receive a partial refund.


Learn more about our past EDGE Conferences: 2019, 2018 and 2017.