University College Dublin (UCD) is located on a beautiful leafy 133-hectare campus (called Belfield Campus) 4Km to the south of Dublin’s city centre, which provides a mix of academic facilities, research institutes, libraries and archival collections, enterprise space, student villages, and sports and recreational facilities. The conference will take place in 2 adjacent buildings on the campus – the O’Reilly Hall will play host to the Plenary sessions as well as the congress registration desk and lunch. The newly built O’Brien Centre for Science will host our exhibitors, tea/coffee breaks and all breakout sessions. There is free campus wifi and Eduroam available throughout the campus.
Familiarise yourself with the campus by viewing the campus map in advance:
O’Reilly Hall – Number 40 on the map
O’Brien Centre for Science – Number 64 on the map
UCD Belfield Campus is outside the city centre and delegates should be aware that not all services which one would expect in a city centre are available on campus.
O’Reilly Hall (registration/plenary/lunch)
The best of contemporary architecture and Irish art have created O’Reilly Hall. Within the imposing facade is one of Ireland’s largest and most prestigious venues. O’Reilly Hall, encompassing an area of 2,632 square meters, was designed by renowned architects Scott Tallon Walker.
The airy conservatory overlooking the campus lake will be where you will register for the congress on the first day and where lunch will be served from throughout the congress.
UCD O’Brien Centre for Science
The New UCD O’Brien Centre for Science is intended to be a transformational resource for Irish Science. It will act as a highly visible, high quality and inspiring showpiece and resource at a university, National and International level. The proposed centre will house 6 major lecture theatres, up to 30 small meeting/breakout areas, large glass atrium ideal for exhibitions – all spanned out over 5 floors.