RTD 2015 is hosted by Microsoft Research, in their new building located in the centre of Cambridge, UK. Opened in 2012, the venue is a short walk from Cambridge railway station and will provide a stunning backdrop to exploring what research through design means in the 21st Century.

The city of Cambridge is one of the world’s most famous University cities, and is at the heart of the UK’s high-technology community - home of the ‘Silicon Fen’. Alongside the University of Cambridge and its historic buildings, the city offers its visitors a choice of galleries and a buzzing theatre scene. You can go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, join a walking tour of the city, or explore further afield from the seat of a bicycle on cycle paths in and around the city.

Conference Registration

We are now sold out of registrations for RTD 2015, thank you to all those who are attending. The information below is for information purposes only.

General registration

£300 on or before 30th January 2015, £350 thereafter.*

Student registration

£250 on or before 30th January 2015, £300 thereafter (please note, there are only a limited number of student registrations available).

Conference dinner at Jesus College Cambridge

£40 per person.

Registration costs for the full three days of the RTD 2015 conference will be £300 early bird fee (before January 30th 2015) and £350 standard conference fee.

Discounts are available for a limited number of student registrations as well, with details to follow. Student registration is £250 early bird, and £300 thereafter.

The registration fee includes refreshments at break times and lunch for the three main days of the conference.

*It is a condition of acceptance that at least one author of accepted submissions registers for the conference by the early bird deadline of 30th January 2015 in order to be included in the RTD 2015 programme. When registering for the conference, authors should ensure they choose “RTD2015 Author” on the RegOnline form.


Cambridge is a popular tourist destination, meaning there is no shortage of available accommodation in and surrounding the city.

A range of accommodation options in proximity to the venue can be found here: Visit Microsoft Research Cambridge.

Airbnb may provide other accommodation options.

Getting to the Venue

By Car

The M11 connects the London Orbital Motorway (M25) to Cambridge. Take Exit 11 and follow the A1309 towards Cambridge. Join the A1134 for approximately 1.5 miles and turn right onto Brooklands Avenue, then left onto Hills Road. Turn right onto Station Road. The Microsoft Research Building is situated on the left at the corner of Station Road and Tenison Road.

By Train

The Microsoft Research building is on the corner of Station Road and Tenison Road, less than five-minutes walk from Cambridge railway station. Cambridge has regular service to London, Birmingham and Stanstead Airport. For train times and fares, visit the National Rail Enquiries Web site.

By Coach

Most coaches arrive at Parkside Coach Station, which is a 15-minute walk from Microsoft Research’s building. For coach times and fares, visit the National Express Web site.

By Plane

At less than three miles from central Cambridge, Cambridge International Airport is very convenient for international air travel to and from the East of England region. Cambridge is also within easy reach of London Stanstead, London Heathrow, London Gatwick & Birmingham International Airport – with easy access by train, coach, or car.