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Hidden Earth venue details


Here are some venue and itinerary details for this years conference. Please take a moment to read them (also available on the website - https://hidden.earth/tickets)


Reception is open from 6pm on Friday, but we are hoping to open earlier, depending on what time we get into the Venue


Camping is not on-site, it is around 1km away.

Please register at reception, to collect your camping ticket and directions to the camp site. You will need to show your camping ticket to the security guard before you can pitch your tent. Also please note that there is NO parking at the camp site. Vehicles are allowed for setting up of tents, but must be parked on the university campus during the weekend.

The campsite is protected by 24 hour security. Please keep noise to a minimum. Strictly no music or fires on the campsite.

Venue Map

Please familiarise yourself with the layout of the venue before arriving. Download venue and camping map.


Basic on-site catering will be available on Saturday and Sunday for hot breakfast and lunch. No evening food is provided other than those booked on the conference dinner however there are lots of food venues available locally.

Conference Dinner

The Conference dinner must be booked with your ticket. Wine is available during the dinner this year. Download the wine list here.

Exhibition Hall

The trade hall will be open all day Saturday and Sunday from 9am. This is also the location of the caving competitions and salons etc. Last admission at 5:30pm on Saturday and 4:15pm on Sunday.

Note: Traders and stall holders may access the hall from 7pm until 11pm on Friday and from 8:30am on Saturday.


There is no public wifi however the 4G signal is good. WiFi should be available for traders and staff, please ask at reception.

Lectures, workshops and other sessions

The opening ceremony will begin at 9am on Saturday in Lecture 1.

There are three lecture theaters (all should be clearly signed) and a couple of other rooms for all the lectures and workshops etc. A live online timetable is available at www.hidden.earth/timetable and will show any last moment updates. Printed versions will be available from reception on the morning of each day and shown on monitors in the bar and exhibition hall. You can see the full abstracts of each session here.

A special film showing will be taking place between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday. This will be simultaneously shown in Lecture 1 and 2 so please try to spread the load between the two. Details at the opening ceremony.

Bar & Evening Entertainment

The bar will be open on Friday and Saturday evening as well as during the day on Saturday and Sunday from around 11am. The Stomp starts around 8:30pm on Saturday evening featuring Rockaholic (cover band) and entry is included with your ticket as standard.

Ian Adams

Well-known member
I bought a (weekend) ticket a week or so ago but .... I didn't get an email to print or anything in the post ....

How do I get in on the day?