The conference will be held at The Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School Building.
MMU Business School
This year's conference hotel partner is the Hyatt Regency Manchester. They are delighted to offer a discounted rate on their hotel rooms to the first 30 SCBWI conference delegates who book a room with them or Friday 3rd November and/or Saturday 4th November. Discounted cost for a Single is £150 / Double £165 inc. VAT and buffet breakfast. There is an additional city visitor charge of £1.20 per room.
When you have secured your delegate ticket you will be sent a confirmation email which will include a SCBWI Hotel Discount Code. When these 30 rooms have been booked this offer will end, sorry if you have missed it!
This reservation Code can only be used when booking through Hyatt Regency Manchester website, they will not take discounted reservations on the phone. On the Hyatt.com website, delegates will need to click on the Hyatt Regency Manchester property, select the date and add the discount code in the ‘Corporate and Groupe Code’ section and you will be able to book directly the discounted rate online.
Travelling by car
There is free parking available at the university in the John Dalton Visitor Car Park (Saturday & Sunday only, incl overnight Saturday) – see parking instructions here. If this is full or for Friday parking, there are various parking options around the area – Car parks within walkable distance of Manchester Metropolitan University Campus.
Travelling by train
Here is the link for the nearest national railway station. Manchester Piccadilly
Travelling by air
Here is the link for the nearest international airport. Manchester Airport
Travelling by bus / coach
Here is the link for the nearest national bus station. Manchester National Bus Station
Where can I stay?
There are plenty of places to stay in Manchester, depending on your budget. Public transport is decent.
Top tip: the committee and some of the speakers will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Manchester, which is a short walk to the conference venue and where the bar is being kept open until late. We have negotiated a discount and the hotel has put together details of how to book your stay:
Go to Hotel Website
Click on Book Now in yellow.
Add dates and the group code – your exclusive discount code can be found on the email confirmation you will receive once you book your conference ticket.
Dates: 4-5 November
The code goes in the ‘Corporate or Group Code’ box.
The cut off for using the discount code is 30 September 2023, but number of discounted rooms may be limited.