Conference 2022 FAQ’s

Will the event be Covid safe?

  • We’re limiting the number of delegates so there is plenty of space for us all to enjoy the day
  • Hand sanitiser and masks will be available
  • Everyone attending is invited to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to the event, if you wish for us to send you a lateral flow test, please order one when booking your tickets on Eventbrite, so we know how many to order
  • Delegates will be seated at large tables to allow for social distancing should they wish
  • 3 syndicate rooms will be open on the day to enable everyone to remain socially distanced
  • Delegates are welcome to leave rooms at any time for fresh air
  • We will ensure windows are opened where possible to ensure air flow.

Why do I need to join Somerville Heart Foundation to attend the event?

The event is subsidised as part of our service offering to those signed up to Somerville Heart Foundation. In order to attend, you will need to be signed up as either a Friend, Supporter or Patron. Sign up to Somerville Heart Foundation here.

Can I bring a partner/friend?

If your partner will be attending the conference with you they will need to pay for a place. The costs for the day, including lunch and facilities is £30pp.

Can my child attend?

The conference is for adults only, there are no childcare facilities at the venue.

I am a Supporter / Patron – do I still need to pay for a place at the Conference?

  • One of the benefits of joining us as a Supporter / Patron is a free place at the Conference
  • A delegate place costs us £30pp + fees and we are offering to ‘Friends’ at the subsidised rate of £15pp plus booking fee – click here to book!
  • We understand the cost of attending has usually been fully subsidised but this is not something we can continue to offer. We, as many other charities, have suffered a loss of income as a result of the pandemic. If as a Supporter you feel able to pay for your ticket, this helps us to provide more support to more people
  • Supporters and Patrons have been emailed a unique code to book. If you have not received this code please contact the office prior to booking.

Will the Conference be recorded?

  • We are seeking volunteers (preferably with their own equipment) to help us with recording the main event
  • We are not currently able to live stream but will try to record some of the main talks.

Where will the Conference be held?

  • Holiday Inn, Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton, SO15 1HJ on 21st May 2022
  • There will be a three course dinner afterwards, at an additional cost of £30.00pp from 7pm with pre-orders required via Eventbrite booking

Where can I stay near the Conference venue?

  • The Conference is taking place at the Holiday Inn – rooms can be booked there. If you are planning on staying at the venue please tell them you are attending the Somerville Conference.
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What can I do nearby?

What are the local taxi services?

Southampton taxis – 02380 005 005

Radio Taxis – 023 80 666 666

West Quay Cars – 023 80 999 999

 Which train station is nearby?

Southampton Central Station is approximately 1 mile from the Conference venue.

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