BAP Conference

Hosted by Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

7th to 8th September 2017

Registration is now open

Venue and Accommodation

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

Our hosts for BAP2018 are Colin Hutcheson and the team from Thinktank, Birmingham Museums

The Planetarium at Thinktank opened in December 2005, becoming the first purpose built digital planetarium in the UK, running Evans and Sutherland’s Digistar 3.  The 10-metre dome seats 70, is wheelchair accessible, and houses an analogue hearing loop. Thinktank also possesses The Event Suite – a versatile space which can be transformed into three areas for exhibition stands, lecture style seating and a breakout networking space.

Thinktank is one of the nine venues which form Birmingham Museums which gives a glimpse into Birmingham’s past and showcases a world class museum collection.


Address: Thinktank, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG
Telephone: 0121 348 8000 between 10am and 5pm (main information line)

Thinktank is a 10-15 min walk from Birmingham New Street Station –  the main railway hub giving links to Birmingham International Airport, London, Scotland and the South West. The nearest airport is Birmingham International, about 10 miles, but linked to the train network. and 20min walk from Birmingham Coach Station.

Evening venues

ThursdayCherry Reds
Limited to 35 people
Cherry Reds Cafe
88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN
FridayClayton Hotel
BAP 40th Anniversary Dinner
Clayton Hotel
Clayton Hotel Birmingham
85 Albert Street
B5 5JE
SaturdayThe Old Contemptibles
Limited to 32
The Old Contemptibles
176 Edmund Street
West Midlands
B3 2HB

Recommended Hotels

We want to ensure BAP remains good value and there are many hotels nearby for all budgets.  A list of suggested hotels nearby are below.

Below is a list of hotels in the local area:
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Reminder – The conference will run between the 7th and the 9th of September.

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Hotel list:

Clayton Hotel, Birmingham

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham (Snowhill)

Travelodge Central, Moor Street

Ibis Birmingham New Street Hotel

Ibis Styles Birmingham Centre