EUSIPCO-2009 will be held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, with a Welcome Reception in the Glasgow City Chambers on August 25th and a Conference Banquet in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery on August 27th.
At the heart of Scotland, Glasgow is undoubtedly one of Europe's most dynamic cities: steeped in cultural and industrial history, the city offers elegant streets lined with beautifully preserved Victorian buildings, squares, parks, and gardens. The fine works of Scottish architects such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander "Greek" Thompson can be seen throughout the city centre, and many buildings and structures still tell of Glasgow's glorious past as the world's most important shipyard. A wide range of museums, such as the world-reknown Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Museum, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), the Transport Museum, Hunterian Gallery and Museum, St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow Cathedral, the Science Centre, Botanic Gardens, and the People's Palace offer inspiration.
Glasgow, the first UK city of be a Cultural Capital of Europe, is home to 27 free museums, the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and many more attractions. For further information visit www.seeglasgow.com.
Take time to sample the magic of Scotland. Just 35 minutes from the city centre you will find yourself in the heart of some of Scotland's most breathtaking scenery. Uncover surprises and visual rewards at every turn. Explore neolithic and celtic remains, ancient castles and tower houses, lavish Victorian hunting lodges, stately homes, and exceptional gardens, quaint distilleries, lochs and glens and miles of unspoilt coastline.
For the more energetic there are suberb sailing waters and famous salmon and trout rivers to fish. And, of course, there is golf. The championship courses of St Andrews - the "home of golf" -, Muirfield, Turnberry, Gleneagles, and Royal Troon are all within easy reach.
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (GRCH) is located in Glasgow's heart of the city centre, at the crossing of the two main pedestrian areas, Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street. The venue can be conveniently reached within 15 min by foot from anywhere in the City Centre, is directly adjacent to Buchanan Bus Station with many transport links across Scotland and the UK, 2 minutes from Queen Street Station, and 1 minute from Buchanan Underground Station.
The conference will extend over both floors of the GRCH, with two large auditoria and several smaller rooms used as lecture theatres, with a wireless network area in the lobby and the large foyers used for posters, exhibition, and coffee breaks.
Glasgow has excellent transport links and is accessible via three airports (Glasgow, Prestwick, and Edinburgh) and railways. Within Glasgow, the compact city centre and grdi system is easily walkable, the the highly developed public transport network of train, bus, and underground systems provide economic and efficient options for visitors to get around.