Final information & instructions for the ISAN Conference back to listing

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Milton Keynes this coming Monday & Tuesday for #ISAN17
We’ve sent this info by email to everyone who has booked so you should have received this direct to your inbox but here it is again for reference:

In Milton Keynes on Sunday night?

If you’re in town the night before, come and join us for pre-Conference drinks at the Jurys Inn Bar, Team ISAN expects to be there around 9pm. Please note, if you’re arriving on Sunday night, and are not staying at the Jurys Inn, you’ll need to make your own way to Milton Keynes Central Station for a coach transfer to The Stables on Monday morning. If you’re staying at the Jurys Inn there is one direct coach pick-up on Monday morning at 10:30. More details on coaches below.

Getting there on Monday morning

Conference registration opens at 10am at The Stables, with coffee.

By train to Milton Keynes Central 

There are regular and direct trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central Station, with journeys taking as little as 30 minutes. Birmingham New Street is a 60-minute journey away and Manchester Piccadilly about 90 minutes.

London Midland:
Virgin Rail:
National Rail Enquiries:

We are providing free coach transfers between Milton Keynes Central and The Stables on Monday morning at 09:45, 10:00, 10:15 and 10:40, and later by minibus on request.
Scroll down for full two day coach timetable.

By car

The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, MK17 8LU

From M1 Junction 14
Head towards Milton Keynes • At the first roundabout turn left onto the A5130 • At the Kingston roundabout take the second exit • Take the first right into Stockwell Lane and The Stables is on the right.

From M1 Junction 13
Head towards Milton Keynes on A421 • At the Kingston roundabout take the first exit • Take the first right into Stockwell Lane and The Stables is on the right.

There is free car-parking on site.

Getting around – COACH TIMETABLE

We are providing coach transfers as follows:

  • Monday morning
    Milton Keynes Central Station > The Stables
    Jurys Inn > The Stables
  • Monday late afternoon
    The Stables > Hotels
  • Monday evening
    Hotels > Festive Road dinner and entertainment
  • Monday night
    Festive Road > Hotels
  • Tuesday morning
    Hotels > The Stables
  • Tuesday early afternoon
    The Stables > Festive Road
  • Tuesday late afternoon/early evening
    Festive Road > Milton Keynes Central (some via Hotels)

Download the coach timetable
You’ll receive a printed timetable in your conference welcome pack, too.

What to expect on the day

The Conference will open with a welcome introduction, followed by talks and discussions on the state of play for the sector and what impacts we’re making. After lunch, the focus turns to opportunities moving forward. On late Monday afternoon there are 4 concurrently running Breakout Sessions. Following a keynote from WildWorks’ Sue Hill, coaches will take everyone back to hotels and then, a little later, onto Festive Road for dinner, drinks & entertainment.

For those making your own way to Festive Road, the address is:
Festive Road Creation Space, 28 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, MK11 3HB

Coaches will drop you back around 23:00, but if you’re after more networking, the Jurys Inn upper bar will be open late for our use for post-dinner ‘socialising’.

Day 2 resumes at The Stables with Roger Hartley from the Bureau of Silly Ideas, and discussions around developing diversity and environmental matters followed by practical toolkit Breakout Sessions. After celebrating successes and some lunch we’ll head over to Festive Road by coach for the Marketplace and a series of fringe meetings, one-to-one toolkit sessions and ACE surgeries. Sign-up for these during lunch at The Stables. The Conference ends at 16:30 with a pay bar open until 18:30.

For full details, download the final conference schedule.
Want to see who’s coming? Download the Delegate List.
You will receive printed versions of both in your conference pack.

Outdoor Arts Ideas Summit Marketplace
Tuesday 14:30-16:30, Festive Road Workshop

Twenty five companies hang out their wares on the Ideas Summit  ‘laundry lines’. Throughout the afternoon, delegates will have time to look at their ideas and plans for new outdoor shows, meet the artists and producers and start to make connections for future projects, bookings and collaborations. This year we asked our artists to ‘think big’, so expect some ambitious and excellent ideas.

Conference Contacts

Conference Hotels

Jurys Inn, Milton Keynes
The Lodge, National Badminton Centre
Harben House Hotel, Newport Pagnell
DoubleTree, Milton Keynes

Please check the coach timetable to see when transfers to your hotel are scheduled.

If you have any queries drop us a line