Socialise in Sheffield

June 20, 2017

This September, the AAATE Congress arrives in Sheffield. What better way to network and discover the city during the week than by attending our social events in some of Sheffield’s best venues. Start to plan your stay now with our handy travel guide and benefit from exclusive discounts on hotel and train bookings.



Join us for the first of three events – the AAATE Reception, the night before the Conference kicks off. Hosted in the Winter Garden in the city centre, a giant greenhouse holding more than 2,500 plants. You’ll hear from our guest speaker and enjoy refreshments ahead of the following day’s enthralling talks.

Our Plenary Speaker, Paul Timmers, Former Director at the European Commission will also be in attendance as our Special Guest at the Reception ahead of his talk on the first day of the Conference.


BOOK NOW – £27.00 (includes VAT). Ticket includes refreshments and entertainment

Winter Garden, Tuesday 12th September, 19.00 – 21.00


AAATE2017 Congress Dinner

The Congress Dinner is the go-to social event of the Congress week. Sit down with fellow delegates following a thought provoking two days at the Conference in Sheffield Cathedral which, with the help of Heritage Lottery Funding, has recently been transformed to the impressive, accessible space it now is. Hear from our Plenary Speaker and enjoy a three course meal to round off the Conference.

Our Plenary Speaker, Lord Chris Holmes, Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer will join the Congress Dinner as our Special Guest following his talk on the final day of the Conference.


BOOK NOW – £72.00 (includes VAT). Ticket includes a three course meal and entertainment)

Sheffield Cathedral, Thursday 14th September, 19.00 – 21.00



AAATE Social Events are available to book for all Conference and Satellite Event Delegates.

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