The registration for Augmented Humans 2023 is open!
For inquiries regarding VISA, see the information section below. Early registration deadline is 20th February, so remember to register soon!
If you're a student attending a SICSA institution we also have some free registrations available as part of their sponsorship of the conference - please fill out the following form before the 17th February to note your interest and we'll be in touch if selected.
We can supply visa letters for you to attend AHs if you provide us with the following information:
• Your full name
• Your position (for example “PhD student”)
• Your full affiliation
• Whether you are presenting a paper or just attending the conference
• If you are presenting a paper, the title of the paper
Please fill in all these details into this survey form.
Welcome to Glasgow, Scotland!
Glasgow is a vibrant and compact city with plenty to offer delegates outside of conference sessions. The city has a range of cultural attractions including many museums and art galleries offering free entry, such as the stunning Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the award-winning Riverside Museum. Visitors can explore the works of artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, walk the city centre Art Mural Trail or take a stroll through one of the many parks and green spaces.
Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music with over 150 live music events per week, plus a full calendar of other exciting events and festivals throughout the year.
The food and drink scene offers something for everyone, from traditional whisky pubs to fine dining, in a variety of lively neighbourhoods including Finnieston (SEC), the City Centre, the West End and Merchant City. Delegates can look forward to a warm welcome in a city voted ‘world’s friendliest city’ by Rough Guides.
If you’re extending your stay, Glasgow has excellent travel connections for exploring Scotland and an exciting selection of year-round tours leaving daily for the Scottish Highlands. Plan your trip at: www.peoplemakeglasgow.com
The Augmented Humans conference will take place at the Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Glasgow (see on Google Maps).
The ARC is located within the University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehill Campus, a stone’s throw from Byers road and its subway station and numerous bus links.
See https://peoplemakeglasgow.com for more details on public transit in and around Glasgow.
Photo courtesy of Keith Hunter.
If you have any accessibility needs, please indicate them through the conference registration form, and we'll be in touch to see how we can help.
The conference venue has a range of accessibility options, including step-free access, accessible toilets, baby feeding/changing facilities, and induction loops for hearing systems.
Beyond the ARC, access guides for a variety of attractions and locations in Glasgow can be found via AcessAble.
Contact our Accessibility Chair Patrizia Di Campli San Vito if you have any queries here.
Both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports have regular bus links into Glasgow city center, see:
If you’re flying into other airports across the UK, the easiest way to come to Glasgow is by train, with lines coming from London, Bristol, Manchester and more.
While it is possible to arrive by car, we strongly advise against it, since there will be a lot of traffic, as well as only a few and expensive parking options.
There are a number of hotels within the vicinity of the ARC, including:
• Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel: https://www.gghotel.co.uk (10% discount available via this link)
• Argyll Western Hotel: https://www.argyllwestern.co.uk
• Ambassador Hotel: https://ambassador-hotel.net
• Albion Hotel: https://albion-hotel.net
• Argyll Hotel: https://argyllhotelglasgow.co.uk
• Sandyford Hotel: http://sandyfordhotelglasgow.com
Byers Road and Great Western Road feature a number of restaurants close to the conference venue.
• Ashton Lane - Area with restaurants, bars and a cinema, including the famous Ubiquitous Chip restaurant
• Cail Bruich - Restaurant with one Michelin star, if your travel budget stretches this far!
• Bantawala – Indian food
• Bar Soba - Fusion
• Tony Macaronis - Italian food
• La Vita Spuntini - Italian food
• Ting Thai – Thai food
• Dumpling Monkey - Asian food
• Bibimbap - Korean food
• Plant Blonde -Vegan Café
• E-sushi – Sushi
• Bread Meets Bread - Burger
• Hillhead Book club – Food&Drinks
• Oran Mor - Bar Food & Drinks [and where the conference dinner will be held]
• Shish Mahal - Indian food
• Paesano Pizza West End - Neapolitan Pizza
Beyond the west end, there are a variety of excellent restaurants in the city center and beyond.
Glasgow has a wide variety of museums and sights you may want to take in when you visit. Here are some itineraries and links to help you on your way:
• West End itinerary - covering the area around the conference venue, including famous landmarks like the Hunterian Museum, UoG’s Gilbert Scott Building (built 1891), and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum - all must sees!
• Whisky and distillery tours and other tours around the city
• Lonely Planet guide to Glasgow
• Rough Guides guide to Glasgow
• Scottish music, piping concerts and ceilidhs
• Glasgow and Edinburgh both also have a number of theatres and concert halls e.g. the Theatre Royal, Kings Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Theatre etc.
Glasgow is also a fantastic base to visit the rest of Scotland. There are lots of great options here for sightseeing, including:
• sustainable days out from Glasgow that can be reached by train alone
• visits to nearby cities (e.g. Edinburgh, Stirling)
• country parks (e.g. Pollock Park and the Burrell Collection)
• escapes to nature (e.g. Loch Lomond - climb Conic Hill at Balloch for incredible views!)
• to trips further afield (e.g. Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands and the gateway to the Hebridean Isles)