The venue for the main day is KingsGate Conference Centre. For details and directions, please see the venue page.
Exhibits are all located on the ground floor in various STEM hero titled rooms. You shall be directed to your space upon arrival.
On the day
- 10:00am doors open
- 4pm close
Food and drink
Food and drinks will be available to buy from the concessions at the venue. Any bottles you bring in need to be plastic. No glass is allowed.
Parking is available on-site and car park stewards will direct you to spaces. If full, overflow parking is available accessed via Oxney Road. Please see the venue page for details.
Filming, photography and child safeguarding
There will be an official photographer on the day and photographs taken will be used for publicity purposes. When taking your own photos, please be aware of potential safeguarding issues, so always ask for permission first. If you intend to film or take photographs of the visitors, please make them aware that you are doing this. There may be some (under 16 year olds) who do not have parental/carer/guardian consent for this and they may wish to remove themselves from the picture.
The event is open to all young people throughout the day. Some will be coming with their parents or guardians and some (over the age of 16 years) may be attending independently.
Health & safety
Security staff and qualified First Aid staff will be available on the site.
Ground-floor toilets are available within the venue and are well signed.
There will be festival team members present at the event. If there are any problems please approach the team in the first instance, we can usually be found at reception area in the main atrium. Volunteers will also be available to help. Both festival team and volunteers can be identified by their coloured branded T- shirts.
Please use the litter bins/bags which are provided on site inside and outside.
In all areas fire alarms should be clearly visible together with fire procedure notices. In the event of a fire follow instructions to the exit point and assemble at the evacuation points outside. Emergency lighting will be available where necessary. Please vacate the building in an orderly manner and await further instruction. The fire service will be called by a festival member or venue staff if required. Please ensure access is clear for emergency vehicles.
No-one should not be allowed to return to building until told to do so by an official festival member or fire service.
First Aid staff will be available on site all day to deal with first aid issues. First Aiders will be identifiable by their lanyards and the first aid station will be located on the reception desk on the ground floor. A medical room is available with access from the main entrance. All incidents should be reported to festival team and will be recorded on an Incident Report Form.
If you require assistance please contact a First Aider, a member of festival team or a volunteer.
The venue will be open to the public. There is a potential for theft, so please do not leave your stand or personal belongings unattended at any time. Neither the venue nor festival organisers can be held responsible for loss of commercial goods or personal possessions.
Report any suspicious activity to festival team, security staff or volunteers. The Police will be called if necessary.
The Festival is located on the ground floor of the venue which is fully accessible for wheelchairs and disability scooters. Disabled toilets are well signed too.
NO SMOKING is allowed anywhere inside the building. If you wish to smoke please leave the building completely.
Alcohol is not permitted on site during the festival opening times.
The safety of our visitors and exhibitors at this event is very important to us. Please let us know immediately if you experience or notice something that compromises Health & Safety in order that we can rectify the situation swiftly.
The festival operates a code of conduct which everyone is expected to comply with.