For over 2000 years, academic venues have continually evolved to offer the quintessential environment for learning, networking and knowledge transfer. These three components are what place these institutions amongst the most desired spaces for hosting events.

At a conservative estimate, there are well in excess of 1000 event spaces in the UK that are termed ‘Academic Venues’,  universities, schools, colleges, libraries, science parks, technical & commercial training venues, royal societies and royal colleges.

Significant investment in facilities combined with highly competitive day delegate rates means that Academic Venues are successfully competing with traditional, mainstream meetings space to win events business across the spectrum from corporate & associations to Charities and agencies.

The Academic Venue Awards will celebrate the best of the best and bring the UK’s top Academic Venues together with event buyers to network, share best practice, highlight progress and celebrate successes.