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Conference Venue

Assembly Buildings Conference Centre
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 October
Find out more about the venue for the first two days
Europa Hotel
Sunday 22 October
Find out more about the venue for the final day

The conference will take place at the Assembly Buildings Conference Centre (on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October) and the Europa Hotel (on Sunday 22 October). Both locations are across the street from one another in Belfast city centre.


The conference dinner will be held at Belfast City Hall on the evening of Saturday 21 October.

If you have not visited Belfast before and would like to see some of the sights during your stay, please refer to Visit Belfast for advice. 

Belfast city centre is easily accessible by public transport which the conference organisers strongly encourage participants to use where possible:


By Train

Trains from Dublin Connolly Station terminate in Belfast at Lanyon Place Station which is a 20 minute walk from the Europa Hotel. Alternatively, the Glider G1 Bus runs from outside the train station and takes 12 minutes to College Square East - a two minute walk to the Europa Hotel.


By Bus

Buses from across the island of Ireland terminate at Europa Bus Centre. For those travelling from the Republic of Ireland, this will most likely require a change in Dublin. Please check with your local operator for the best route. 


By Air

Belfast has two airports: Belfast City Airport (6 miles) and Belfast International Airport (20 miles). Both airports have buses that run regularly to Europa Bus Centre which is attached to the Europa Hotel. Please bring cash for your bus fare as a contingency. 

Dublin Airport (100 miles) services a wide range of international flights, and buses run frequently to Europa Bus Centre in Belfast. Advanced booking of your bus journey is advised and can be done via Translink or Aircoach


By Car

If you must travel by car, the conference organisers strongly encourage carpooling with other conference participants where possible. Please check with Google maps for the best route. 

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