Conference FAQs

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Read more about the London train strike, visa requirements, and conference privacy policies.

When: August 26-29, 2023

Where: The Hilton London Metropole in London, United Kingdom

Visit the accommodation and travel and venue pages for more information. page for more information.

View a list of additional activities to enjoy while visiting London.

The conference will take place in British Summer Time (BST, UTC+1).

Field trips, workshops, student and early career events, and social events are scheduled before, during, and after the conference. View the conference schedule for more details.

View a list of additional activities to enjoy while visiting London.

Abstracts will be reviewed immediately after the submission deadline passes and acceptance letters emailed by early May.

The deadline for the conference, fieldtrips, and workshops are all the same.

Early Deadline: June 30, 2023
Regular Deadline: August 11, 2023

Sessions will be recorded and made available to paid attendees as soon as possible following the live event. Access will continue through December of 2023.

Yes. WiFi will be available in the hotel rooms and throughout the meeting space during the length of the conference.

Conference registrants will be notified if and when an app becomes available.

Business casual.

Review SEG's COVID-19 Policy.

Hotel rates end on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Visit the accommodation page for more information.

No, not at this time, but please review the transportation section on the Accommodation and Travel page for options.

Yes. For the convenience of our traveling mothers, we have set up a Mother's Room in the conference venue during conference hours. There will be a person at the registration desk who will direct you to the room. It will have a refrigerator for your use.

Visit the sponsorship opportunities page to learn more.

SEG Student Members whose abstracts are accepted will be considered for financial assistance. More details can be found on the student support page.

London Train Strike

Earlier in the month of August, London Underground drivers who are ASLEF members voted overwhelmingly in favor of striking for at least the next six months, while new strikes dates have been announced by the RMT union. 20,000 RMT workers will strike over two key weekends at the end of the summer holidays: August 26 and September 2 of 2023.

The RMT and ASLEF strikes will affect 14 train companies, some of which operate services in and out of London. These are all the lines affected:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • LNER
  • TransPennine Express
  • C2C (not involved in the Aslef action)
  • Greater Anglia
  • GTR (Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink)
  • Southeastern
  • South Western Railway
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Northern Trains
  • West Midlands Railway