Social Events

We have a range of social events planned to help you enjoy your visit to York. 

Monday 17th September
If you’re arriving in York on Monday evening and would like to meet up with other delegates for a drink, tick the box on the booking form to let us know and we'll arrange an informal get-together in a local York pub and confirm details nearer the time. 

Tuesday 18th September
IPEM is delighted to present its first ever charity concert to be held on the 18th September at the Early Music Centre in York. For details click here

Wednesday 19th September
After the conference sessions have finished for the day, choose from a selection of three tours exploring some of York’s highlights. There’s a tour for every taste! Afterwards join fellow delegates for a group meal in one of York’s most magnificent historic buildings, the Grand Assembly Rooms. 

6.00pm - York Brewery Tour - £6.00
York Brewery, 12 Toft Green, York, YO1 6JT
Established in 1996, York Brewery provides the first traditionally brewed ales from within the historic city walls for over 40 years. Join one of the brewery’s excellent tour guides as they take you on a tour of their premises and explain the whole brewing process from grain to glass. Finish off with 4 mini taster samples.


6.00pm - Chocolate Taster Workshop - £7.50
York Cocoa House, 3 Blake Street, York, YO1 8QJ
York's chocolate-making history dates back almost 300 years, so while you’re here why not learn about its origins and how it’s made. Take a journey through the world of chocolate, tasting as you go - suitable for all chocolate lovers!


6.00pm - Walking Tour of York – free
central meeting point to be advised
An introduction to the city with an experienced tour guide who will show you key points of interest in a walk around the medieval heart of York. Learn about York’s architectural heritage and see some hidden gems.

8.00pm - Conference meal - £18.50
ASK Italian Restaurant, The Grand Assembly Rooms, Blake Street, York, YO1 8QG
3 course meal including shared starters and desserts. Pre-order your main course – we will contact you beforehand to ask for your selection. Drinks not included but can be bought on the night.


If you would like to attend any of these events, please include them in your conference booking.
Please note places on the tours are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.   
Tickets will be included in your delegate pack on arrival at the conference. 

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