16th BrISCEV course and conference, Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th September 2018 

Venue SS Great Britain, Great Eastern Hall, Great Western Dockyard, BS1 6TY

Local organisers - Paul Spry and Maddy Perry. Administrative support - Kate Harvey

The 16th BrISCEV course and conference is to be held in the historic city of Bristol at the SS Great Britain, located at the Harbourside in the heart of Bristol.
Bristol was the first city in the UK to win the award of European Green Capital. As the largest city in the South West it is easy to see why Bristol has been voted as the best City to live and one of the 10 happiest cities in which to work. From its Roman past and development as a centre of maritime trade, Bristol has evolved to become a buzzing multicultural city with a wealth of things to see and do.
The Harbourside has been redeveloped in recent years and boasts numerous restaurants and bars as well as having historical interests such as a replica of the Matthew, the ship in which John Cabot “discovered” North America, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the M Shed museum, which explores Bristol’s past through its people and their stories.
Bristol’s shopping centre is only a short walk away from the Harbourside and, if you know where to look, you will see a Banksy or two on your walk or even a larger-than-life Wallace & Gromit or Shaun the Sheep character from Aardmaan Animation.

Bristol is the world's biggest manufacturer of hot air balloons so you are likely to see balloons in the sky over Bristol in the mornings and evenings.
Bristol used to have its own time zone, 10 minutes ahead of London time, and this can still be seen on the clock face of the Exchange building on Corn Street. In that tradition Bristol now has its own currency launched in 2012, the Bristol pound, which can be used in shops around Bristol.