These Frequently Asked Questions are for the National Conference on Monday 1st April 2019

How will I know who is speaking at the conference?

We have announced the first of our speakers and panellists. Check back soon for the full programme! 

Where is the conference taking place?

National Conference is taking place in Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ND.

How do I book?

Click on the booking link and follow the instructions.

What time should I arrive?

National Conference will begin at 11am. Delegates can arrive between 10:30am - 11am for registration. 

What should I do if I have a problem booking my ticket?

Hopefully booking your tickets will be a smooth process. If however you do have any problems, or you can’t book online, please contact 028 903 25072 or sarah.laverty@ccskills.org.uk

How do I book my breakout session?

You can book your breakout session by emailing conference@ccskills.org.uk with your selection. Take a look at the description of each session to help you make your choice. Places are limited and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Do I need to bring my ticket to register?

No, you do not need to bring your ticket with you. All delegates will receive an email during the week prior to the event with important delegate information.

We will ask for your full name and the name of your organisation during registration. If your ticket was booked by someone else, you may wish to take a note of their details which will help us to locate your booking. 

How can I get to conference?

Cardiff has strong transport links and should be easily accessible from most UK destinations. Please consider your carbon footprint when planning travel to and from National Conference.

By air

Cardiff Airport is located roughly 12 miles away from Cardiff city centre, and accepts flights from Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Cardiff Airport does not have a railway station attached to it. The nearest is Rhoose Railway Station and buses run between the airport and the station. You can also take a T9 bus straight from the airport to the city centre.

Get off the T9 bus at the Canal St stop and it is a 10/15 minute walk to Cardiff City Hall.

You may also wish to take a taxi directly to the venue.

Additional routes are available at Bristol Airport, which is a 1 hour drive away from Cardiff City Centre.

By train

Direct trains run regularly from London Paddington to Cardiff Central, with a journey time of 2 hours. 

Direct trains are also available from Manchester and Birmingham via Transport for Wales. 

For all train journeys visit Trainline which incorporates all rail providers.

Cardiff Central Train Station is a 15 minute walk from Cardiff City Hall. 

By bus

For all bus travel journeys visit Traveline

By car

Short and long stay parking is available beside both Cardiff City Hall and the National Museum Cardiff

Taxi companies in Cardiff

Capital Cabs - 02920 777 777

Dragon Taxis - 029 2033 3333

Premier Cars - 029 2055 5555

Uber also operates in Cardiff

I plan to stay in Cardiff. What accommodation is available? 

The National Museum Cardiff is in the centre of the city so finding somewhere to stay shouldn't be a problem!

We have special offers available for conference delegates through our conference portal. For further information at the Visit Cardiff 'Where to Stay' page. 

Should I bring my own lunch?

We will be providing a full buffet lunch with various dietary requirements catered for. Please contact sarah.laverty@ccskills.org.uk if you have any special dietary requirements. 

How can I get involved?

If you would like to be involved with the development of the 2019 programme, please send an email to conference@ccskills.org.uk

I am interested in sponsoring the conference. How can I do this?

If you are interested in sponsoring, or donating to Creative & Cultural Skills, please email Huw.Morgan@ccskills.org.uk

I would also like to attend the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards Ceremony

You are welcome to attend the Awards! The Awards are taking place on the evening of National Conference, in the National Museum Cardiff, which is located beside City Hall. Combo tickets are available when you book online.

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