Conference venue

The 6th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge is hosted by the University of Edinburgh at the beautiful capital of Scotland and one of the most remarkable cities in the world! The conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls of residence which are located 10 minutes walk from the Edinburgh city centre and right at the foot of the famous Arthur’s seat. The two conference venues are John McIntyre Conference Centre which will be the main conference venue and St Leonard’s Hall which will be used for some of the pre-conference events. The conference dinner will be at the magnificent Assembly rooms.

Map of LAK’16 Conference venue

Assembly Rooms
John McIntyre Conference Centre
St. Leonards Hall

John McIntyre Conference Centre

JMCC-Outside-view John McIntyre Conference Centre is a large recently renovated conference centre with a state-of-the-art visual and audio conferencing equipment. There are five open-air terrace overlooking Arthur’s Seat which provide fantastic place for informal meetings and discussions. More information at Edinburgh First website.

St Leonard’s Hall

St Leonard_s House_ Pollock Halls St Leonard’s Hall is a mid-nineteenth century baronial style building designed by John Lessels, and built in 1869-1870 for Thomas Nelson Junior, of the Thomas Nelson family of publishers. It features pepper-pot turrets and a tower with corbelled-out bartizans and a cap-house which is said to be reminiscent of a Highland Croft House. The ceilings were painted by Thomas Bonnar (1800-1874). St Leonard’s Hall provides both a central location and a memorable setting for meetings and events in Edinburgh. St Leonard’s Hall can host up to 60 people in each of its eight period rooms. More information at Edinburgh First website.

Assembly Rooms

Assembly-Rooms-at-night The Assembly Rooms are located in the very heart of the city and since opening in 1787 it has been central to the city’s cultural and business life. The building is protected as a category A listed building as “an outstanding example of the late 18th century public building, continuing its original use”. More information at Edinburgh First website.

About the University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh Old College photo The University of Edinburgh was established in 1583 by a Royal Charter granted by James VI and has been providing outstanding educational opportunities to students from around the world for more than 400 years. The university is internationally acclaimed and proud to mix tradition with innovation, heritage with trailblazing and outstanding academic credentials with an open, friendly culture, all located in one of Europe’s most inspiring and vibrant cities.

About Edinburgh

Edinburgh city photo Welcome to Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture and fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside in the nearby Lothians. From the world’s festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to world-class visitor attractions and exhilarating outdoor pursuits, Edinburgh is an amazing place with a lots to offer.