Social events

A highlight of AIM Conference is the opportunity to network and share ideas with fellow delegates, especially at our evening social events. Brand new for 2024 is our pre-conference networking event on Wednesday evening and we’re delighted Black Country Living Museum is hosting our after-hours social on Thursday evening.

Tickets for the social events are available separately, but the best value for AIM members is to buy an all-in-one ticket giving you access to both days of the conference and both social events (Wednesday evening and Thursday evening).

Wednesday evening

6pm-10pm, Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre, Dudley

An informal networking event on the evening before conference, giving you the perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues old and new. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival plus nibbles, and then the bar will be open until 10pm for you to buy drinks.

The Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC) is a unique, world-class centre for rail innovation based in Dudley. We’ll have a great view of the Rail Development and Test Site, offering an extensive range of facilities to support the development and testing of future rail technologies. Click here to find out more about the venue>>

Tickets are £25+VAT.

Thursday evening

6.30pm – 11pm, Black Country Living Museum 

The evening starts with a drink at the new welcome centre overlooking the museum site before we leave the 21st Century behind to enjoy fish and chips and a drink in the Elephant and Castle. You’ll have the chance to explore areas of the museum after-hours, including the recently opened 1940s – 1960s High Street.

Tickets are £30+VAT. Ticket price includes drink on arrival, portion of fish and chips (vegan, veggie and gluten free option available) and a voucher for one drink in the pub.

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