Directions and Parking

The conference is at the Orwell Centre: 114 Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8AF - feel free to use the map above for directions.

There is some parking at the Centre and there is an overflow car park at the bottom of Cavendish Street. There will be signs out on the day to help you find it.



Our first session will start promptly at 10am but please arrive at 9.30 am. This will give you an opportunity to catch up with friends, have a coffee and a pastry and familiarise yourself with the building before the main day begins.



Once you have booked your ticket you should receive an email which includes information about how to choose a seminar. If you have booked into Abide but haven’t chosen your seminar yet please click on the link in your email or contact to be resent the link.  

There will also be an opportunity to sign up for seminars on the day, if you would prefer to do this make sure you arrive promptly at 9.30am to allow time, please also be aware that some of the seminars are restricted by numbers.



There will be a break for lunch between 12 and 1pm , and lunch will be catered for us.


Book Shop 

Wendy Mann will have her excellent books for sale on the day, please bring cash with you if you are interested in purchasing any.


Abide team 

We have a fantastic team lined up to serve you on the day, they will all be wearing lanyards so if you have any queries on the day just ask.


Abide Social

Fancy a coffee? Join us for a social night at Costa on Friday 5 July - the cakes are on us!

We will be at Costa Coffee 1-5 Queen Street IP1 1SW, from 7.30pm-9.30pm, come along and join us.


We are looking forward to an amazing time together!