VIEW 2024 – Delegate information

Thank you for your enthusiastic anticipation as we gear up for the 2024 VIEW Conference organised by and for the vision impairment education workforce. We are delighted to have you on board for what promises to be another fantastic professional development event!

The Conference

Here we are pleased to offer a glimpse into what awaits you at VIEW 2024:

  • Workshop Overview: learning experiences designed to enhance your skills and knowledge and sessions that we hope will support your professional development needs.
  • Exhibitors: the latest products, services, support and solutions from exhibitors in our field.

  • Annual General Meeting of The Professional Association for the VI education workforce (VIEW): Members are invited to the AGM. This is to be held on 14th March 2024 at 4pm. The AGM is taking place during the VIEW Conference in the Earls Suite of the Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill, Dudley.

  • Conference materials – slides will be made available to you either online or by email where we have permission to share. Delegates requesting accessible versions will be contacted by email.

The Venue

Venue Name: Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill Copthorne Hotel Merry-Hill Dudley | Hotel in Brierley Hill (
Address: The Waterfront, Level Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley DY5 1UR.

The Copthorne Hotel has a 4-star rating, large conference facilities, a leisure club, spa and swimming pool and a large car park (use machines at hotel reception to obtain free parking). 


By car:  M5 Junction 2 – 6.2 miles, M5 Junction 4 – 11.3 miles.
By train:  Cradley Heath station – 2.1 miles, Sandwell and Dudley station – 6.1 miles.

Local Taxi

Triple Twenty Taxis: Dudley & Sandwell’s Taxi

You can phone 01384 20 20 20 or book your taxi online or through the Triple20 Cars app.


When arriving at the hotel, please use the machines to register your vehicle registration number so you are not charged for parking.

VIEW conference landing page including booking information