Rates and Booking

Conference Fees

The standard delegate registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions including lunch, mid-session teas and coffees and a copy of the Conference Handbook.

Student registration fees are for student members of The OR Society. Students who are not yet members of The OR Society can join the Society for free. Students who join by the deadline of 01 August 2019, can take advantage of the reduced conference rates. 

Retired members of The OR Society enjoy the same low rates as student members, however, please be aware that there are a limited number of places available.

Accommodation and evening meals are not included in the registration fees.


Registration is now open. The deadline for the early bird reduced registration rates is 30 June 2019.

Registration Fees

Full conference

  Single Day


£ Excl VAT

£ Incl VAT

£ Excl VAT

£ Incl VAT

Early Member Rate





Early Non-member Rate





Member Standard Rate





Non-Member Standard Rate  





Student Member/Retired Member Rate





Joining the OR Society on an annual paid up membership basis, before the deadline of 1 August 2018, means you can register for the OR61 Conference at the reduced OR Society Member rates shown above.

If you haven’t considered joining The OR Society, click here to see why you should join!

Accommodation Information and Rates

The online booking and payment facility is open and accommodation, evening meals and social events can be booked and paid for at the same time as booking and paying for your registration above.


All accommodation will be on the University of Kent campus in the halls of residence. All rooms are ensuite.

Prices are for Bed and Breakfast only:  
Single Occupancy £44.00 + VAT = per room per night (x1 person)
Single Occupancy Double Bed £61.00 + VAT = per room per night (x1 person)
Double Occupancy £69.00 + VAT = per room per night (x2 people)

Evening Meals:

Evening Meal Mon 2 and Tue 3 Sept: £12.70 + VAT per person per night.
Gala Dinner on Wednesday 4 Sept:    £30.00 + VAT per person  

Please note that evening meals cancelled after 1 August are not refundable.

Refreshments and meals for non-delegates or those not requiring accommodation are charged as applicable: Tea & Coffee £2.75 + VAT per cup assumed to be x3 per day = £8.25 + VAT. Breakfast £11.00 + VAT. Lunch £16.00 + VAT. Evening meal £20 + VAT. (These may be subject to change.)


Parking on campus

Free parking permits can be provided however parking on campus can be very busy at times so even though permits are provided, the university cannot guarantee that there will be spaces.  They recommend that delegates use public transport or car share where possible.

If you require a parking permit, please click here

Off-campus accommodation options

The OR Society is not responsible for any off-campus accommodation arrangements or accommodation arrangements made outside of the Society’s booking system.

Visit Canterbury 

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Booking and Payment

All payments should be made using Mastercard, Visa, Maestro or JCB. If your organisation has a credit facility with the society, you will be able to request an invoice. Enquiries should be emailed to Hilary Wilkes at [email protected] or Tel: +44 (0) 121 233 9300.

All bookings will need to be made online.