Marketing Edinburgh, Convention Bureau has negotiated rates for Predicting Perceptions: The 3rd International Conference on Appearance and is pleased to offer a free online accommodation booking service to delegates attending this meeting. These options have been selected as they are in the city centre, near the dinner and reception venues.

To view and book the various accommodation options nearer the dinner and reception venues please click on the link below.

Credit card details are required to make a booking and confirmation shall be sent to your e-mail address.  Payment should be made directly with the accommodation provider at the time of your stay.

To contact Edinburgh Convention Bureau, either e-mail: or telephone on +44 (0) 131 473 3874

If you would rather stay nearer the conference venue, on the Heriot-Watt University campus, please contact the Edinburgh Conference Centre. Details available here:

Locations of the hotels are marked with a green house in the map below (venues marked with a red pin):

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The conference fee is £295.00 and it includes all cost except accommodation and travel.


Please follow the link below to our eventbrite registration page:

Please note that due to space limitations the conference will be limited to 150 attendees. Therefore, we do recommend you book your place as soon as possible.

Conference registration closes on 16th March 2012. A £50 late fee will be charged for anyone registering after this date.


Travel to Edinburgh

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The Heriot Watt Edinburgh Campus is about 6 miles from the city centre of Edinburgh. It’s well served by frequent local bus services and is also easy to access by car. The easiest way to plan your journey to the campus is to use the Traveline Scotland Journey Planner, which uses up-to-date public transport timetables.

Traveling by Air, Edinburgh International Airport is served by scheduled national and international flights. The airport is on the west side of the city, just three miles from the Edinburgh Campus. The bus journey from the airport takes about an hour and costs £6.80 return. The Airlink bus takes you to the city centre (£6 return), then you can take a Lothian Buses service 25, X25, 34, 45 or N25 (night bus) from the city centre to the campus (£2.60 return). The taxi journey from the airport to the campus takes about 10 minutes and costs about £20 return. Find out more about getting around Edinburgh. Use our detailed Edinburgh Campus map to help you find your way around the buildings on campus.

Travelling by rail, the mainline rail network serves the centre of Edinburgh well. Edinburgh Waverley is at the east end of Princes Street and Haymarket Station is at the west end. Curriehill Station, one mile from the University, offers a frequent service to Edinburgh Waverley and a service to Glasgow Central Station. Rail timetables can be found on the National Rail website.

Traveling by car, Heriot Watt University is half a mile from the Calder Junction of the A720 City of Edinburgh by-pass and the A71, and you’ll see signs for Heriot-Watt University on your approach.

Edinburgh Taxis, a number of taxi services, such as Central Taxis, are available at taxi ranks in the centre of Edinburgh, including Waverley and Haymarket rail stations and St Andrew Square bus station, as well as at Edinburgh airport. The journey to Heriot-Watt University takes about 20–30 minutes from the city centre, and about 10 minutes from Edinburgh airport. A return journey to the city centre costs about £30. You can request an outbound taxi from the Edinburgh Campus at the main reception desk.