Drinks Reception & Conference Dinner

Our Drinks Reception & Conference Dinner will be held at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on the 5th October 2017.


Please remember to book your overnight accommodation.

We have negotiated special rates for delegates wishing to stay at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel on the 4th and 5th October 2017.  These rates are available on an allocation basis until the 24th July 2017. Please click on this link for information on how to book your accommodation.

Click on this link to book online.

Alternatively, there are a number of hotels within close proximity of the conference venue, ranging from budget to luxury options.  Please click on this link to view Google Maps for alternative hotel options.  *Please note that this is for information only.  AURIL have not negotiated rates with alternative hotels.

October Conference

5th and 6th October 2017, Bristol

AURIL & PraxisUnico are pleased to announce that our autumn conference will take place at the Bristol Marriott Royal on the 5th and 6th October.



Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive
Falmouth University


International This conference theme will explore how universities are using their global networks and partners to achieve more far-reaching knowledge exchange impacts and create new international business partnerships in other regions of the world.

Place and your identity  Universities have international reach through student recruitment, alumni engagement and research. This theme will look at the growing importance of the University's sub-regional role, place based innovation and contribution to economic growth. How do Universities retain their own identity?

Funding KE  This conference theme explores the topics of resources and funding.  The three workshops will cover the different ways knowledge exchange offices are creating their own income to fund the knowledge exchange teams, using what resources they have to create maximum impact and how to fund knowledge exchange projects through non-traditional sources.

Creativity in KE  This theme explores knowledge exchange in creative practice and the potential impact of creative practice in evolving knowledge exchange practice.

Exploring how advances in disciplines involving making and design challenge and develop KE models, this theme also explores what KE practitioners in other disciplines might learn from or incorporate from successful examples of KE in creative practice areas.

Delegate Rates:

  • Early Bird Member Rate is £499*  (rate available until 18 August 2017)
  • The standard member delegate rate £550* (rate from the 19 August 2017)
  • Non member rates are £675.
  • 20% discount for Institutions bringing additional delegate (discount not applicable to first delegate).

The delegate rate includes attendance of the conference, breakout sessions and conference dinner. Lunches and refreshments during both days are also included. Please note that accommodation is not included.

Day delegate rates are available on request.  Please contact the AURIL office for more information.

If you are interested in exhibiting at AURIL2017 then please contact the AURIL office for more information.

Please note that once you have completed and submitted your booking you should immediately receive a confirmation email.

*Your institution's membership fees for 2017-2018 must be paid to qualify for the member's rate. If your organisation is not currently a member of AURIL and is interested in joining then please contact the AURIL office for more information.