Venue Hire

UK Creativity Researchers' Conference 2019

Wednesday 22 May 2019

University of Central Lancashire

To register your interest in the conference, or for further information, please contact the Conference and Events team or +44 (0)1772 892650.

Over the past three years, the UK Creativity Researchers’ Conference has fast become an important annual date for all those interested in the study of creativity. From the outset, our aim has been to unite, share skills and ideas, build productive collaborations, and ultimately boost both the national and international impact of creativity research.

As each conference has achieved a full capacity of delegates, it is advisable to register early to secure your place. The conference fee is £60 for the day and includes a working lunch and refreshments.

This one-day conference will feature keynote speaker Jonathan Plucker, Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, US). Professor Plucker’s research examines creativity and intelligence, education policy, and talent development. As an eminent figure within the field of creativity research, we are delighted to have such an esteemed guest travelling from the US to our conference in the UK. His keynote is entitled “Creativity Confuses Me: Perplexing Questions About a Complex Construct”. During this talk, he will review recent developments and identify the “major unknowns” in need of additional attention. The conference will also feature selected podium presentations/papers and posters. For further information, please visit

To secure your place, complete the booking form below.


The conference will take place at the University of Central Lancashire’s Preston City Campus, full details will be sent through with maps and directions upon confirmation of a place.

See details about how to get to Preston and the Campus.


There is a range of local accommodation available, and here are some of the options you can book:

Preston International Legacy Hotel, Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 2YF
Approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the conference venue
Telephone: 0844 411 9028

Premier Inn Preston Central, Fox Street, Preston, PR1 2AB
Approximately a 10 minute walk from the conference venue
Telephone: 0871 527 8908
Online flexible rates available

Holiday Inn, The Ringway, Preston, PR1 3AU
Approximately a 15 minute walk from the conference venue
Telephone: 01772 567071
Fax: 01772 204842

Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston. PR3 5JB
Approximately a 20 minute drive from the conference venue
Telephone: 01772 864087 (Select option 1)
Fax: 01772 861728

Travelodge Preston Central, Preston Farmers Office, 47 New Hall Lane, Preston PR1 5NX
Approximately a 25 minute walk or 10 minute taxi ride from the conference venue
Telephone 08719 846150
Online flexible rates available

The Park Hotel: 209 Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston, PR2 1ES
Approximately a 10/15 minute drive from the conference venue
Telephone: 01772 726250
Fax: 01772 723743

Please mention that you are attending a conference at UCLan when you make a booking, as you may be eligible for UCLan preferential rates, although you can often get better rates via the bookings websites such as, etc (this does not constitute a recommendation).

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