Is there an online option for the Conference? 

No, the conference is in-person only. As a conference based around security, we are aware of the need for confidentiality. As there are people from across the globe, comprising of academics and practitioners in security and behavioural science, we want to maintain privacy for both individuals, and their research. 

I can no longer attend BASS24. What should I do? 

If you are no longer able to attend, please can you let us know as soon as possible (email us at [email protected]). In order to help us schedule talks we will require presenters to have registered by 31 May

I have had my paper accepted; do I still need to register? 

Yes, in order to help us schedule talks, we require ALL presenters to have registered by 31 May

When will the conference programme be available? 

We will aim to have the conference programme published on the CREST website by w/c 17 June.

Are details available of previous conferences? 

Previous copies of the delegate pack/conference programme are available on request. Please email us at [email protected].  

When will the lightning talks take place? 

The lightning talks are expected to take place in the afternoon on Wednesday 17 July. 

What is the pre-conference ECR workshop? 

The pre-conference workshop for Early Career Researchers (current doctoral students and researchers within five years of the completion of their PhD – not accounting for career breaks) is expected to run from lunchtime on Monday 15 July to midday on Tuesday 16 July – more details available soon! 

Can I still display my poster without attending the conference? 

The author is required to be present at the conference regardless of the submission type including posters, as the author is expected to present their poster and join in with wider discussions. 

Is there any guidance for creating and submitting my research? 

We have detailed guidance for submissions to the conference on the CREST website, which can be found here: Presentation Guidance ( 


I want to register for the conference. Where can I find details? 

Conference bookings are open with an Early Bird discounted rate available until 28 April.  All conference bookings close on 16 June.  Please click here to register. 

When registering, which conference rate should I pick? 

All full conference and concession rates include a conference dinner on the Tuesday evening, as well as a drinks reception at the evening Keynote on Wednesday. 

Day tickets are only valid on the date you select via the booking form. 

Concession rates are valid for doctoral students, unemployed, or hourly-paid researchers. 

Travel & Accommodation 

Is there accommodation for the conference? 

If you require accommodation for the conference, you will need to book this separately. 

We've secured a bunch of rooms at the University of St Andrews so those that have registered can stay right where the action is happening! 

Agnes Blackadder Hall offers bed and breakfast in three-star guest accommodation with modern en-suite bedrooms and friendly service. 

More details on how to book accommodation will be available soon. There are also numerous options within St Andrews itself

As am I based in a different country than the conference is being held, would CREST reimburse any travel costs if the proposal was approved? 

Unfortunately, we don’t have funds for covering travel as part of the conference. However, for early career researchers, we have a bursary fund that delegates can apply for here

I am registered for the conference – how do I get there? 

Visitors to St Andrews have several options when it comes to travelling to the town. 

Located on the east coast of Scotland within the Kingdom of Fife, St Andrews can be easily reached from nearby cities via public transport, road and private transfers. International visitors have a choice of airport to fly into, all of which have good links with the town.  

For further information, please see Getting to St Andrews - Visiting St Andrews - University of St Andrews (

Will I be compensated for any travel delays? 

No, unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for any travel delays.  


I have specific dietary needs; will this be accommodated? 

Dietary requirements will be catered for all-conference catering. When purchasing your ticket there will be room for you to explain any dietary requirements. 

What adjustments have been made to ensure accessibility needs? 

We want everyone to feel welcome at BASS24, and so every effort will be made to ensure the accessibility of the conference. More details are available on our website. Please let us know of any specific accessibility needs by 21 June so we can cater for you accordingly. 

Who can I speak to about accessibility? 

At CREST we prioritise inclusivity and aim to provide a seamless conference experience for all attendees. Should you have any concerns or require assistance related to accessibility, our dedicated Accessibility Assistant, Dawn Stobbart ([email protected]) will be available throughout the conference. You can find her at the CREST reception desk at the event, ready to lend a helping hand and address any inquiries you may have. 

Can I bring someone to the conference to help with my needs? 

You are welcome to bring support, but all conference attendees MUST be registered and pay for a ticket, due to security concerns. 


Can I take photos during the conference? 

For security reasons, please refrain from taking photographs during the conference and sessions that can identify anyone. 

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