ECSM Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECSM Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

Moulescomb Campus,
Lewes Road
University of Brighton,

University Information

From small beginnings in 1850s Brighton, the University of Brighton has grown to a complex and diverse institution based in three towns across the south coast of England.

Our ethos is defined by four core values:

  • inclusivity
  • sustainability
  • creativity
  • partnership

Our students are part of a dynamic, diverse and creative community that embraces partnership working and that makes a positive difference to society.

Moulsecoomb Campus is not located in the city centre but can be reached by train from the Main station near the Ibis Hotel.

Local Information

Brighton is an English seaside resort town. Located about an hour south of London by train, it is sometimes known as London by the sea. It is a popular day-trip destination with a broad shingle beach, is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. The famous Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, opened in 1899 and now has rides and food kiosks. The town is also known for its nightlife, arts scene, shopping and festivals.


By Air

All the major London airports are within easy reach of Brighton. London Gatwick to Brighton, for example, is only a 30 minute journey by train.

 London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick airport is approximately 30km north of the city & just 30 minutes away by train. Gatwick serves many national and international flights and has a south and a north terminal.

By Train

Brighton is served by good rail links from London Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick Airport. There are rail links to other parts of England such as Ashford in Kent, Southampton and Portsmouth.  For Moulsecoomb Campus The closest station is Moulsecoomb. There are up to four trains an hour from Brighton to Moulsecoomb (4 minutes).

A useful website for train travel can be found at

Conference Accommodation

Suggested local hotels can be seen in the table below. The main conference hotel will be highlighted in green.

This is usually the most convenient to the conference venue and is usually where pre-conference drinks are held.

Key Locations

Key locations for the 11th European Conference on Social Media - ECSM in Brighton, UK, are shown on this google map:

Virtual Presentations

There is an option to present your work virtually. Virtual presentations will take place on Zoom, details of the virtual room links will be sent close to the conference date. There will be a check-in session to test your zoom connection prior to the conference. Virtual Participants will have access to the keynotes and all of the virtual presentations.