Congress Venue

ISEK 2018 will be held on the leafy campus of University College Dublin (UCD), one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities and Ireland’s largest university.  UCD is located on a beautiful leafy 133-hectare campus (known as Belfield) 4 Km to the south of Dublin’s city centre.  The campus 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 Wi-Fi and Eduroam available throughout the campus. During the conference, delegates can take a break to enjoy some of the woodland paths and walks that have been developed across the 133 hectare campus.

History

University College Dublin was established in 1854 and is today Ireland’s largest and most richly diversified university with almost 30,000 students.  The history of UCD is closely linked to the history of the Irish state and the university has been a major contributor to the making of modern Ireland. It has established a long and distinguished tradition of service to scholarship and the community. Perhaps the best known of all its graduates is the writer James Joyce, who completed his Bachelor of Arts at the university in 1902.

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

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 UCD O’Brien Centre for Science is a transformational resource for Irish Science. It acts as a highly visible, high quality and inspiring showpiece and resource at a university, National and International level. The Centre houses 6 major lecture theatres, up to 30 small meeting/breakout areas, large glass atrium ideal for exhibitions – all spanned out over 5 floors.

UCD Belfield Campus

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.