Here is are a couple of photos of the countryside around Loch Lomond.
To find out more about the whisky trip check out the Glengoyne whisky distillery web site. They have some cool QuicktimeVR panoramas of the distillery. The distillery are kindly giving everyone who registers for the conference a miniature of Glengoyne whisky! To find out more about whisky check out the Edinburgh Malt Wisky Tour.
If you are going to stay a few days and you like golf then find out about Scottish golf on the web. Golf was of course invented in Scotland.
If you stay in the UK for the night of the 5th November you can experience Guy Fawkes Night. As the website says "On the night of November 5th, throughout England [and Scotland SB], bonfires are set alight, effigies are burned, and fireworks are set off. The people do this to commemorate their country's most notorious traitor: Guy Fawkes".
Here are more details about Glasgow in general and some on Scotland in general.
Full address:The University of Glasgow
It is easy to get to the University from most of the hotels listed on the hotels page. Full details can be found on the Travel page.
For other University visitor information see the University of Glasgow visitor pages
There are also museums to see at the University
Here are two QuickTimeVR panoramas of the conference venue