Key Events, Food and Refreshments

Opening Ceremony, ESC Awards Ceremony, and Welcome Reception

You are warmly invited to attend the Opening Ceremony which takes place on Wednesday 13th September starting at 17.30 in St David’s Hall in the Level 3 Auditorium. This is followed by the ceremony to present the 2017 ESC Criminology Award and the ESC Young Criminologist Award. Afterwards, please join us at the Welcome Reception for wine/soft drinks and Welsh themed canapés as we enjoy a performance from the Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir.


Refreshment breaks

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided, for free, in St David’s Hall (Levels 2 and 3), and in the Glamorgan Building at the following times:

Thursday 14th September

11.15 – 11.45

15.15 – 15.45

Friday 15th September

11.15 – 11.45

15.15 – 15.45

Saturday 16th September

11.45 – 12.15


Lunch grab bags

Lunch bags can be ordered in advance for a cost of £7.50 per day. Please click here to order your Lunch Grab Bags.

Pre-ordered lunch bags can be collected from St David's Hall on Level 3 at 13.00 on both Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September. Each bag will contain a sandwich, salted crisps, a biscuit, a Welsh cake, piece of fruit and a carton of juice. Please note that you will not be able to collect your grab bag if you do not produce your ticket. Tickets for those who have pre-paid will be issued during registration.


Poster session, wine reception and ‘ice cream social’

You are invited to attend the Poster Session and Wine Reception which takes place on Thursday 14th September, 17.00 to 19.00, in St David’s Hall on Levels 3, 4 and 5.

During the Poster Session, the ‘ice cream social’ will also take place. This is co-sponsored by the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


Farewell dinner and party

We are excited to invite you to the Farewell dinner and party on Friday 15th September in St David’s Hall. Beginning at 19.30, those who have paid for the dinner will receive a 3-course buffet meal, 2 glasses of wine/soft drinks and musical entertainment (including harpist – Eleri Darkins – and the University Acapella Group). Registration and payment for attending the dinner is required. Delegates have the opportunity to book this in advance at the cost of £35 per person. The deadline for advanced booking is Friday 8th September. After 8th September there will be a limited number of tickets available which you can book via the website (see below), at the higher cost of £40 per person. Website bookings will close at midnight on Wednesday 13th September. If you wish to purchase a ticket on Thursday 14th or Friday 15th September, please go to the registration desk. Please note that tickets are subject to availability.

The dinner is followed by a party which is open to all delegates to attend for free, starting at 21.00 and finishing at midnight. You can dance the night away to music from a vintage themed live band called Rocket Joe Joe and The Old Time Bangers followed by a DJ. There will also be a Gin Lounge located on Level 4. For those who are not attending the dinner but who wish to attend the party, you will be permitted to enter the party area from 21.00 onward.