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What time does the show begin and end?

The show will open for exhibitors at 08:00 and visitors at 09:00. The first session will begin at 09:30 and the show will close at 16:30.

Where exactly is the show?

The Academies Show takes place in Hall N10 at the ExCeL Centre.

How to arrange free parking

Parking is free for all attendees at the onsite car park at Excel using promo code ACL17PA The code is valid only for pre-booked spaces using the website, and must be applied when parking is reserved in order to qualify. Parking reserved using pay-and-display machines in the car park on the day will not be reimbursed by The Academies Show. Book your parking space here. All bookings must be made by 20:00 on Tuesday 25th April, and must be printed and displayed within your vehicle.

What is the nearest tube/train station?

Prince Regent station on the DLR is the closest station to the ExCeL. The station you may have used in the past – ‘Custom House (for ExCeL)’ – is currently closed for maintenance work and will not be accessible on the day of the show. You can change to the DLR from the Jubilee, Northern, Circle and Central lines at a number of stations on the London Underground network, as well as from Canada Water on the London Overground.

When will registration close?

Online and telephone registration will no longer be available from 13:00 on Tuesday 25th April. 

Can I register on the day?

Registration is available on the door of the show, as long as you and/or your colleagues work in the public or voluntary sector, and have photo ID. Private sector visitors will not be granted entry, so please bear this in mind before making the journey. Due to the popularity of the show, on-site registration may result in a short queue, so it is recommended to register online before the show.

I didn’t receive/I’ve lost my badge

All visitors who registered on or after Thursday 20th April will need to print their eBadges and bring them to the show. If you have misplaced or did not receive your badge, please contact the team before 16:00 on Tuesday 25th April to have a replacement sent via email.

Can I have a copy of [X] presentation?

All visitors who have had their tickets scanned at reception at the show will receive an email 10-14 days after the event with a link to all available presentations and audio. This will only be sent to those who have physically attended The Academies Show.

What is the hashtag?

Follow the biggest stories and highlights from the day by joining the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #AcademiesLDN17


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