20th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2011) Edinburgh, Scotland, August 24-26, 2011


About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city and the world's Festival City. During the peak festival period in the summer, the population doubles as it plays host to hundreds of thousands of visitors and performers from all over the world. The huge range and number of artistic events, performances and exhibitions makes a trip to Edinburgh unforgettable.
Edinburgh's unique natural landscape houses a mass of spectacular architecture. Calton Hill, with its panoramic views and unfinished acropolis, towers over the east end of Princes Street. To the south, Holyrood Park's six hundred and fifty acres of parkland stretch from the new Scottish Parliament building towards the Palace of Holyrood House and on to Arthur's Seat - a craggy, glacier-carved remnant of the city's volcanic past. At the top of the Royal Mile on another volcanic peak, stands Edinburgh Castle, with views across the whole city.
Edinburgh is Scotland's beautiful capital, known throughout the world as the Festival City. Visitors come to Edinburgh every year to experience the eight summer festivals' which present a diverse variety of artists and events.

Edinburgh Festivals

Competitions, news, video and listings across all Edinburgh's Festivals. Sign up for emails and keep your finger on the Festival City's pulse. For more visit their site here.

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival aims to be one of the most exciting, innovative and accessible festivals of the performing arts in the world.

Festival 2011 runs from 12 August to 4 September 2011 and will bring exotic and diverse cultures from Asia to Edinburgh - travelling across half the globe from the far east to the far west.
The finest artists from China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam join others from around the world for a three-week exploration of our shared passions. Festival 2011 offers the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty, traditions and distinctive philosophies of these cultures, both ancient and modern. To find out more go here.

The full programme will be announced on 23 March 2011. To receive a free copy of the brochure and be one of the first to find out what's on, click on the link to the right and join the mailing list.

Official Edinburgh Festivals Map

Need some help finding your way round Edinburgh in August? Pick up a copy of the official Festivals map, available at most venues around town, or on http://www.eif.co.uk/visiting-edinburgh/venue-map/venue-map

Edinburgh's Summer Festivals

Edinburgh International Film Festival
16 - 27 June 2010
+44 (0)131 228 4051

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
30 July - 8 August 2010
+44 (0)131 467 5200

Edinburgh Art Festival
4 August - 4 September 2010
+44 (0)782 533 6782

Edinburgh Military Tattoo
6 - 28 August 2010
+44 (0)131 225 1188

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
6 - 30 August 2010
+44 (0)131 226 0026
Festival of Spirituality and Peace
August 2010
+44 (0)131 221 2273

Edinburgh International Book Festival
14 - 30 August 2010
+44 (0)131 718 5666
+44 (0)845 373 5888

Festival of Politics
August 2010
+44 (0)131 348 5000

Edinburgh Mela
6 - 8 August 2010
+44 (0)131 347 2600

Experience Edinburgh

This site is packed with information on what delegates can see and do while they are in the city. With listings for bus tours, pubs & restaurants, shopping and golf courses and adventure packed activities, delegates will be spoiled for choice. Each month this site attracts new advertisers! To view the site click on the link below:

Edinburgh Convention Bureau - Experience Edinburgh, Discover Scotland=

Reduced Bus Fares

ISD2011 in conjunction with ECB have negotiated on your behalf a special discount for bus travel with Edinburgh & Lothian buses. Not only will delegates be entitled to reduced fares on the Airlink bus ticket but also on the exciting city sightseeing bus tours. The link will allow delegates to book and print their Airlink bus tickets as well as their sightseeing ticket, before they arrive in the city!

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Inspiring Capital

This website is a comprehensive site detailing all the major events in the city and has a wealth of useful information for delegates:

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