Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
The Glasgow Science Centre is a 5* visitor attraction on the south bank of the River Clyde. It is primarily an educational charity, but it is also a unique event venue.
GDevCon will be taking place in the IMAX centre, which was used in 2021 for COP 26. It has the largest screen in Scotland with a very impressive auditorium and plenty of space for everyone to spread out.
During event breaks delegates can explore the vast number of interactive exhibits, and admire the views of the Clyde and South West Glasgow from the upper levels of the museum. Just make sure you don’t get lost!
By choosing this venue we are not only able to deliver a fantastic event, but also support the important work that that is being done by GSC locally and nationally to inspire people to engage with science.
Evening Social Event
Our evening social event (included in the ticket price) is going to be one to remember, as we take over Dockyard Social for cocktails, mocktails and street food.
Located in the West End of Glasgow, it is a short walk from the main venue and easy to reach from various parts of the city. Originally a ship building yard, it's a fun space for all delegates to spend a few hours together.
Dockyard Social is a social enterprise which has supported homeless charities intially and now works with the PEEK Project to provide meals for children from the underprivileged backgrounds in school holidays. They aspire to set up a training school to support young people with hospitality training.
Glasgow is served by three international airports and boasts the largest rail network in the UK outside of London.
3 international airports: Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Prestwick
Daily Emirates flight from Dubai – with connections for Asia, Africa & Australasia
Great worldwide connections via daily flights from London to Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport is just 15 minutes from the city centre
Glasgow has two major train stations, Glasgow Central serving the South and Glasgow Queen Street serving Edinburgh and the North. Both stations are located in the heart of the city
Daily direct trains from London – average journey time is just over 4 hours
There is a shuttle bus from Glasgow Airport to various points around the city, information about this service can be found here.
As a relatively compact city, Glasgow is easy to navigate on foot, but there is also a very efficient public transport system in place.
If you are planning to drive, there is complimentary parking at the venue during the time of the event itself.
There is a wealth of hotels to choose from in Glasgow City Centre and the surrounding areas depending on your personal preferences and budget.
The event venue is about a 15-20 minute walk outside of the main centre, over the river from the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) (accessible via bridges over the river).
We have collaborated with the team at the Glasgow Convention Bureau who have secured discounted rates at a small number of hotels in the city. You can book via this link.
Some of the team have also looked at Premier Inn Pacific Quay due to its proximity to the venue.