EdTech2014 will be hosted by University College Dublin on May 29th-30th

Belfield, the main University College Dublin campus is located on a 132 hectare site, 4km south of Dublin city centre. The campus in an attractively landscaped complex of modern architectural buildings, accommodating student residences and numerous leisure and sporting facilities. Here is a Google Map of the campus.

You can view the venue location below, along details of online subsidised campus accomodation (which is offered exclusively for EdTech2014 delegates), important information about getting to UCD and the free parking areas reserved for EdTech2014.

Venue: Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin

This modern and airy venue has hosted mulitipe local and international events, and will be the perfect backdrop for formal and informal networking opportunities.

UCD_QuinnBuilding_front Building front view
UCD_contemplative_area Contmplative space – coffee area
<UCD_collaborative_area Collaborative space
UCD_atrium_area Atrium – Sponsors and Exhibitor

Onsite Accomodation

The UCD Organisaing Team has pulled out all the stops for EdTech 2014 colleagues to arrange onsite accomodation in the Roebuck building adjacent to the conference venue. All rooms have free wifi and access to the residence gym.

We have booked 66 rooms at a cost of 57 euro (per night) for early-bird EdTech (regstered) delegates. This wonderful offer includes breakfast. Booking information will be posted shortly.

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Offsite Accomodation – Special Rates

The UCD hosting team has secured the following rates for the Stillorgan Park Hotel (http://www.stillorganpark.com/):

  • Single room only 79 euro
  • Single room plus breakfast 89 euro
  • Double/Trin room plus breakfast 99 euro

All options include:

  • Complimentary Car parking
  • Complimentary Bus to/from UCD (must be booked the night before with reception)
  • 4pm Cancellation on the day
  • Last room availability – Sunday – Thursday

Please quote ‘UCD’ for any enquiries.

Getting to UCD

Plane

Dublin is served by Dublin International Airport, which is located north of Dublin City Centre. There are frequent connecting buses from the airport to the city centre, including a special shuttle service, Airlink which brings passengers directly to Busáras (Central Bus Station, Dublin).
Aircoach operates a service from Dublin Airport to Leopardstown / Sandyford / Stillorgan which passes UCD.
• Further details available at http://www.aircoach.ie
• For further information on Dublin Airport and Flights please visit Aer Rianta

Public Transportation

Hit the Road shows you how to get to or from UCD Campus using a combination of Dublin Bus, Luas and DART links. You can also change searching options and search how to get from point A to B anywhere in Dublin. Bus Timetables :: Luas Timetables :: Dart Timetables

Train

Dublin is served by two main railway stations: Connolly Station and Heuston Stations. It is a short walk from Connolly Station to O’Connell Street, where the Dublin Bus numbers 2, 11 and 46A can be boarded for UCD. The route 145 provides a direct route from Heuston Station to Belfield via the city centre.
• For further information please visit Iarnróad Eireann (Irish Rail)

Bus – Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus numbers 2, 3, 11, 17, 39A, 46A, 84 and 145 all provide services to the Belfield campus. The 39A terminates within the Belfield campus, and can be boarded from in the City Centre from College Street. The numbers 2, 3, 11 and 46A can be boarded at O’Connell Street. Several additional Xpresso services operate directly to campus during morning and evening peak. For timetable information please visit the Dublin Bus website and search for “University College Dublin”

Bus – Bus Eireann

Bus Éireann provides a nationwide bus service, with most major areas having a regular link to Dublin. The majority of Dublin services terminate in Busáras (Central Bus Station, Dublin) from where it is a short walk to O’Connell Street for connecting buses to UCD.
Several Bus Éireann services from the Greater Dublin area directly serve UCD, Belfield Campus during morning peak.
• For further information please visit www.buseireann.ie

Taxi

There are usually an adequate number of taxis in operation in the city centre at any given time. It is possible to hail a taxi from the street, but convenient taxi ranks are located on O’Connell Street, Middle Abbey Street, Dame Street and St Stephens Green.

Parking

UCD Campus Car Parks map.

While car parking on the Belfield campus is extremely limited during term time, the UCD Organising Team advised that there will be ample parking for EdTech2014 conferences in particular locations (to be confirmed and published shortly – please check back on this page).

Please be warned that clamping is utilised as a parking enforcement tool on campus. Always park in a designated parking space or parking area. Be aware that some car park spaces are pay and display and ensure that you have paid and displayed, if appropriate.

Premium Spaces are premium rate pay and display spaces that are designed to ensure that short-term parking is always available on the Belfield campus. They are marked as yellow spaces and are located

1) Beside the AIB Bank, in the Tierney car park
2) Outside the Roebuck Offices
3) Along the side of Health Sciences, in the Student Centre car park
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