Media release: Space rocks at Eden Court


EDEN Court is delighted to be hosting two separate fascinating science conferences next week.

DRT 2017 takes place between Sunday 30 April – Thursday 04 May and The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA) conference from Wednesday 03 – Thursday 04 May.

Eden Court is pleased to support the Scottish science community.

DRT 2017 is the 21st International Conference on Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics and is one of the main world forums for presenting and discussing research in the fields of rock deformation, structural geology, rheology, tectonics, microstructures, rock physics and interactions between deformation and metamorphic/diagenetic reactions.

A biennial international meeting that has been running for 40 years, it’s organised and hosted by academic staff from different European universities with DRT 2017 organised by the Tectonics group of the School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen.

The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA) is innovating for a better world empowered by satellites and has an end-to-end focus on the use of satellite-derived data to challenge conventional ideas and develop new concepts in the exploitation of space for the betterment of life on Earth.

SoXSA seeks to foster economic growth and launch new opportunities.

Chief executive of Eden Court, Colin Marr, commented: “It is wonderful to welcome not one, but two diverse science conferences to Eden Court this coming week.

“I’m delighted that Eden Court and the growing city of Inverness, with all it has to offer, is attracting a host of international, national and local conferences that in turn generate millions of pounds of revenue for businesses throughout the year across Inverness and the Highlands.”


For further information, interview requests or to arrange picture opportunities, please contact Eden Court Marketing Department / / 01463 239 841.

Notes for editors:

* Eden Court is a registered charity and is the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland housing two theatres, two cinemas, two dance studios and conference and meeting spaces. It presents around 450 live performances and 2,000 film screening every year as well as almost 60 classes a week. This activity attracts an audience of over 300,000 people every year.

* Eden Court boasts state-of-the-art facilities with conference and meeting solutions for events of all sizes and requirements. Conference organisers can choose from any of our two theatres, two cinemas, two studios or four meeting rooms, in addition to the chapel. Our dedicated event team will ensure that each and every detail is taken care of. For larger events, there is access to our high quality AV, lighting and sound equipment and our expert technical team are always on hand to make sure even the most elaborate and challenging demands are met and exceeded.

* Eden Court runs the largest creative learning programme of any UK theatre. As well as the extensive programme of weekly classes it also has creative workers throughout the Highlands working in schools and running youth theatre and dance companies. It is the only theatre in Scotland to offer Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) courses in Drama and Dance. Pupils from across the Highlands have the opportunity to study at Eden Court for an SQA Higher Dance, Drama or Intermediate 2 exams. Aside from Eden Court, there is only one school in the Highlands where pupils can sit SQA Higher Drama exams. Eden Court is also the Scottish Government’s partner for Cashback for Creativity where seized criminal assets are redistributed to provide meaningful artistic activity for young people at risk.

* Eden Court is a registered charity and is grateful to receive regular funding from Creative Scotland and the Highland Council.

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