East Midlands Conference Centre (EMCC)

The 2024 DDPI Worldwide Conference is taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre (EMCC), set in the beautiful grounds of the University of Nottingham’s Beeston campus. 


The East Midlands Conference Centre (EMCC) is a modern, well equipped and accessible venue, designed with sustainability in mind. As part of the University of Nottingham campus, it is situated in 330 acres of green space and urban parkland.

The University has a special emphasis on environmental sustainability, supporting the City of Nottingham’s desire to be a net zero carbon city by 2028.

Accessibility and facilities

All of our conference sessions and the venue facilitates are on the same ground-floor level.

The venue has its own dedicated parking and also shares parking with the Orchard Hotel. Both the main and Orchard Hotel entrances are low threshold with low curbs.

There is a dedicated multi-faith room and we will be providing a separate quiet space for our delegates.

There are accessible, standard and Non-binary toilets.

A comprehensive accessibility report about the venue can be found on the AccessAble website.

Nottingham was ranked the 20th most wheelchair friendly city in Europe by HomeToGo.co.uk in 2020. The Visit Nottinghamshire website has more detailed information about getting around, accommodation and attractions.

How to get there


East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Beeston, Nottingham NG7 2RJ


The EMCC is 10 minute drive from Junction 25 of the M1 and and centrally located in Nottingham, with convenient rail links to other major cities such as London and East Midlands Airport less than 25 minutes away.

Nottingham is a highly connected city, and there are many ways and routes to arrive at our venue. The details below are for information only and may change.

By road

Please take Junction 25 off the M1 motorway. The postcode to use in a Sat Nav is NG7 2RJ.

By train

Nottingham Railway Station is situated in the city centre and well linked using public transport to our venue.

It has direct routes to London St Pancras International in the South and Sheffield, Crewe and Liverpool in the North of England.

By bus, tram and coach

The University of Nottingham University Park campus is well served by buses and trams from Nottingham city centre.

National Express operates coach services linking airports, towns and cities across the UK.

Check Traveline for up to date public transport timetables.

There are numerous private taxi and minicab companies in Nottingham and public taxi ranks are throughout the city and outside Nottingham Railway Station.

By Air

The nearest Airport is East Midlands Airport. It has links to Europe, North Africa and the Caribbean, connecting to international airports such as Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Direct Skylink bus services from the airport to Nottingham are available every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day.

Birmingham Airport is 48 miles south of Nottingham with links to destinations worldwide.

Regular trains run from Birmingham International Station, changing at Birmingham New Street and onto Nottingham.

London airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow are also great choices for long hall flights.

Regular trains to Nottingham run from London St Pancras International, and National Express run coach services from the capital.

About Nottingham

Nottingham, situated in the heart of England, is a city steeped in history, culture, and innovation, making it a vibrant and exciting destination perfect for hosting our next conference. Renowned for its legendary outlaw, Robin Hood, Nottingham combines ancient tales with modern charm. Nottingham has an award winning transport system helping you move across the city and take in the sites with ease.

One of the city’s most iconic landmarks is Nottingham Castle, perched atop a sandstone bluff overlooking the city. The castle offers visitors a glimpse into Nottingham’s rich history, from its medieval origins to its role in the English Civil War. The nearby Lace Market district showcases Nottingham’s industrial past as a centre for lace production, with beautifully preserved Victorian architecture now housing trendy shops, bars, and restaurants.

Nottingham is also a hub of creativity and innovation, with a thriving arts scene and world-class universities attracting students and professionals from around the globe. The city’s Creative Quarter is home to a diverse range of independent businesses, galleries, and theatres, while the annual Nottingham Festival of Literature and vibrant music scene add to its cultural allure.

Beyond its historical and cultural attractions, Nottingham offers lush green spaces such as the expansive Wollaton Park, perfect for leisurely strolls and picnics. Additionally, its central location provides easy access to the surrounding countryside, including the legendary Sherwood Forest, where visitors can explore the legend of Robin Hood first-hand.

With its blend of heritage, creativity, and natural beauty, Nottingham is undeniably an exciting place to visit and explore. Whether you’re interested in history, arts, sports, or simply soaking up the atmosphere of a dynamic city, Nottingham has something to offer everyone.

Market Square fountains and Nottingham Council House in the sunshine
© mattbuck
Nottingham Castle Gatehouse
© David Dixon
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