SHINE is based at a new venue
this year: Kings Place. Home of The Guardian newspaper, it's a
sustainably-designed building that brings together office space,
concert halls, events venues and an art gallery. Kings Place
sits in the middle of one of the biggest development projects in
Europe. Take a look at some of the pictures below.
Kings Place is under 5 minutes
walk from Kings Cross Station which is served by National Rail,
London Underground and Eurostar - just come out the station,
turn left down York Way and it's a few minutes walk on the right.
The venue has full disabled
access. If you have any queries around access, please drop us
an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's also free wifi
throughout the venue - we'll give you the code when you arrive
As we're keeping the ticket
price as low as possible, your ticket to SHINE doesn't include
hot drinks and food. Kings Place has a nice cafe called Green
& Fortune where you can expect to pay between £2.50
-£4.00 for a sandwich. If you want to splash the cash,
there's an inhouse restaurant. You're also free to head out at
lunchtime or bring food with you (though you can't eat it in the
On the 2nd day, we're moving
over to The Hub Kings Cross, which is a couple of minutes away
from Kings Place. The Hub is a permanent space for Social Entrepreneurs
How the Days will Run
SHINE is a two-day event and
your ticket gets you into both days.
Day 1 at Kings Place is the main event at which
you'll participate in the pre-planned content - this includes
your sessions. It'll run like a festival with different things
happening in each room. If you can only come to one day of
SHINE, make it this one!
Day 2 at The Hub is much more open. You'll meet
lots of new people on Day 1 at SHINE and so we want to provide a
space and some time where you can come together and take your
conversations forward. As well as project-planning space, make
sure you book into a FREE surgery with ?What If! innovation, who
are bringing a number of consultants. Plus in the morning, join
in the Social Collaboration game which will get you thinking how
to make more effective social impact.
Hotels and Hostels
For those coming from outside
London, here are some recommendations for hotels, all walkable
from the two venues: