The official conference and events bureau for Cambridge and the surrounding area is preparing to welcome around 850 delegates at three international association conferences during August and September.

Founded and funded by the Cambridge Colleges, Meet Cambridge is looking forward to seeing three of its key conferences take place at its member venues across the city, bringing a total of £720,000 economic impact to the local area.

First to arrive is the 35th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences between 15th-19th August. With 300 international delegates, the event will be held at three venues: Cambridge Union Society for the opening ceremony, Clare College for the conference sessions and King’s College for the gala dinner.

This biennial conference first held in 1929, discusses topics of heraldic and genealogical interest, bringing together scholars and other interested people from around the world. It was last held in the UK in 1976 and this is its first time in Cambridge.

The same month is the International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, originally scheduled for 2020 and now taking place 18th-20th August. Attracting 200 international delegates, this is the first time the event has been run as a hybrid conference using the facilities at West Road Concert Hall and Gonville & Caius College. The client is being assisted by Meet Cambridge’s Digital Conference Organiser partner, Opening Doors and Venues Ltd.

The event brings together scientists, educators, clinicians, and policy makers to stimulate and support the study of veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy, and to translate that knowledge into improved animal rehabilitation worldwide. 

Another conference which has been postponed since 2020 is the 20th Biennial Congress of the European Psychiatric Association [EPA] Section of Epidemiology & Social Psychiatry which is now taking place 8th-10th September. To deliver the event for 350 delegates, Meet Cambridge introduced its client to its Professional Conference Organiser partner Suzy Howes & Associates Ltd.

Open to delegates from across the world, the biennial conference explores the themes of psychiatric epidemiology, social psychiatry and public mental health. It will  be held at three venues: West Road Concert Hall, Darwin College for the welcome reception and Selwyn College for accommodation and the gala dinner.

Judith Sloane, Head of Meet Cambridge said: “We are delighted to finally be able to host these three major conferences at our venues and to welcome delegates from around the world to our wonderful city so they can experience the unique ‘Cambridge Experience’, as well as get together with others in their field.

“Our portfolio of more than 50 venues is offering a wide range of spaces, with something suitable for every type of meeting. We are also able to support multi-site events where different venues can be used for different parts of the conference programme.”