About Belfast

Belfast is a compact city in a remarkable setting, standing next to the Irish sea cradled amongst steep hills.  It has the civic buildings and sculptures, pedestrian shopping, parks, theatres, museums, concert halls expected in any European capital.  It is famed as the city that built the Titanic and a new visitor attraction celebrating Belfast’s shipbuilding history opened in 2012.  Rural and coastal areas of the north of Ireland offer some of the best and most diverse scenery in the British Isles, rich in archaeology and history.  The Ulster Scots and Irish traditions have produced outstanding engineers, scientists, writers, musicians and sports people as well as innumerable migrants to America, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. 

Belfast is about 2 hours travel from Dublin by road or rail.  Hence, it is served by Dublin and Belfast International Airports and Belfast City and, consequently, is well-linked to North American and European hubs and numerous domestic (UK/EU) airports.  There are also car ferries to Scotland and Wales with easy drives to the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands, Wales and to the north and west of England.

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About Queen's

Queen’s University dates from 1845. The campus is located in leafy south Belfast close to many restaurants, bars and shops.  A wide range of accommodation is within easy walking distance. The campus has well-equipped lecture rooms, cafeterias and break-out space situated around a quadrangle and benefits from the recently completed McClay Library, Ulster Museum and Botanic Gardens nearby.

Queen’s University Belfast Facilities

Conference delegates will be invited to use the facilities available at Queen’s University Belfast. These include:-

Child Care at Queen's 

Delegates who would like to take advantage of Child Care facilities at Queen’s during IMC11 should contact the IMC organisers at 

Please indicate your needs, number and age of children.  We cannot provide a blanket facility and there is difficulty in accommodating extremely young or much older children. 

However, if you get in touch we will do everything we can to ensure that your children are looked after in a secure and stimulating environment.

Queen’s Welcome Centre – 15% discount to all conference delegates throughout the duration of the conference on production of conference badge

Queen’s Welcome Centre is in the main Lanyon Building. The Centre has a wide selection of quality branded merchandise on sale as well as general gifts.

Queen's Sport

Queen’s Physical Education Centre’s facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness suite and a comfortable café. Access to the café is free. Please ask a member of staff at the conference information desk for more information.

Queen's Film Theatre

A focal institution in the University’s cultural offering, the Queen’s Film Theatre on University Square is fully licensed and has a large modern foyer ideal for pre-show drinks. Please ask a member of staff at the conference information desk for more details.

Queen's Students' Union

The Students’ Union will be open during the conference and delegates can avail of facilities including a shop, chemist, café and seating areas.

The Naughton Gallery at Queen's

This gallery houses the University’s collection of silver and features a rolling programme of work from its own art collection. Please ask at the conference information desk for more details on what Exhibition is in place during the conference.


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