Practical Information 

 

  • Conference Venue
  • Travel and Accomodation
  • About Dublin
  • Host Organisation
  • Conference Organisers
  • Contact Information

 

Conference Venue

The Technology Transfer Society (T2S) will hold its 2015 Annual Conference at the Dublin Institute of Technology College of Business Campus on Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

 

Walking and Cycling around Dublin City Centre:

To check the fastest routes for walking or cycling to the conference venue there is a new journey planner at Hit the Road.ie. You will be provided with a number of routes to get you to your destination using various combinations of transport modes including the shortest possible route; the estimated time for your journey; and even the reduction in your carbon emissions!

Feel like cycling but don't have your own bike?

We've got that covered too! DublinBikes provide very cheap city wide bike rental. There are bike stations across the city centre including outside the Dublin Institute of Technology Aungier Street Campus. The scheme is €10 for year membership or if you're just visiting it's only €2 for 3 days usage.  Find out more at DublinBikes.ie

 

Travel and Accommodation 

The conference will be held at the College of Business campus located in Dublin city centre. 

Getting to Dublin

Dublin is easily accessible from the UK, Continental Europe, Asia and the east and west coast of the USA. More than 36 scheduled airlines fly into Dublin Airport, which is located 10 km from the city centre. Dublin Airport serves 7 domestic, 29 UK, 36 Continental European and 9 international destinations. 

AircoachAirlink and Dublin Bus provide bus services from both terminals, and metered taxis are also readily available. 

For more information please visit www.dublinairport.com

 

Visa Information

Everyone entering Ireland must have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. Visas are required for some countries. Delegates should check with their local Irish representation. The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform has primary responsibility for Ireland's immigration and visa policy. For more information on visa requirements for Ireland please see their website: www.dfa.ie

A valid driving licence is required to drive in Ireland.

 

Hotel Accommodation

The city centre offers a choice from a wide range of hotels.  Hotels located close to the conference venue include:

  • Camden Court Hotel
  • Stephens Green Hotel
  • Conrad Hotel
  • Radisson Blu Royal
  • Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
  • Double Tree Dublin – Burlington

Details of these and other nearby city centre hotels can be found below:

www.visitdublin.com

www.dublin.ie

www.discoverireland.ie

About Dublin

Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and was founded by the Vikings in 841. The city is steeped in history and buzzing with energy. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly cosmopolitan city. Dublin is a thriving centre for culture and is home to a great musical and literary tradition, its native sons include Shaw, Yeats, Joyce, Wilde and Beckett.

Local Tourist Attractions & Other Activities

Attractions and activities you might consider for your visit to Dublin include:

 

  • Guinness Storehouse: located in the heart of St James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse is Irelands No.1 tourist attraction www.guinness-storehouse.com
  • Ethiad Skyline Croke Park: Enjoy the best views of Dublin from the roof of the iconic Croke Park Stadium on the exciting skyline tour. www.skylinecrokepark.ie
  • The Literary Pub Crawl: Irish writers are often associated with specific Dublin pubs: two actors take your party around some pubs, declaiming/singing at each one. Of course, you are allowed to imbibe at the same time. www.dublinpubcrawl.com
  • Viking Splash: A fun way to explore Dublin on land and on water. Suitable for families with young (and not so young) children. www.vikingsplash.com
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Tour: Confounding your notions of what qualifies as a fun and informative activity, this will appeal to those interested in Irish History and in tracing their family tree. http://www.glasnevintrust.ie
  • The Theatre: Dublin is rightly renowned for its powerful and affecting theatre culture with 5-6 productions always running and featuring writing, directing, staging and acting superstars. Check entertainment.ie theatre nearer the Conference date.
  • Museum & Jail: Combine a Gaol (Jail) and a Modern Art Museum in one Tour. Kilmainham Gaol traces Ireland’s path to nationhood and lies at one end of a lovely parkland stroll to the Museum of Modern Art. www.heritageireland.ie/en/dublin/kilmainhamgaol and www.imma.ie
  • The Dead Zoo: actually called the Natural History Museum – itself a Museum of a Museum, it is a fascinating unchanged Victorian display of dead and preserved animals, www.museum.ie
  • Hill Walking: the Dublin and Wicklow Hills provide excellent walks near to the Conference venue at all levels of difficulty from Djouce (a Boardwalk) to Lugnaquilla (not for the faint-hearted).
  • Dublin Castle and Chester Beatty Library: The latter has one of the most significant collections of Islamic and Far Eastern artefacts in the world and demonstrates heritage (artistic, religious and secular) from about 2700 BC to the present century. www.dublincastle.ie and www.cbl.ie
  • Georgian Dublin: The centre of the city has some of the best preserved 18th Century architecture in the world (some people come just to see the doors).en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian Dublin
  • Boat Tours of the Liffey and Dublin Bay: Several of these are available ranging from the sedate St Bridget www.dublinbaycruises.com to the “fun-filled” RIBs of Sea Safari www.seasafari.ie
  • Dollymount Strand & Bird Watching: Bull Island in Dublin Bay, (5 km x 0.8 km) was designated a national nature reserve in 1988. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Island,www.bullislandbirds.com.
  • The Book of Kells: The Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition is a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. It is a 9th century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. Address: Old Library, Trinity College, www.tcd.ie/library/bookofkells
  • Dublinia: Dublinia and The Viking world is a heritage centre with exciting exhibitions containing life sized reconstructions which will take you back to the Viking and Medieval Dublin with a variety of sights, sounds and smells. Address: St Michaels Hill, Christchurch www.dublinia.ie/
  • Old Jameson Distillery: There is no other whiskey quite like triple distilled, twice as smooth Jameson Irish Whiskey. This tour brings you on a journey through the remarkable story of Jameson Irish Whiskey as it unfolds before your very eyes. Address: Bow Street, Smithfield, www.jamesonwhiskey.com/en/agegate 

Independent Exploration of Dublin

As well as organised activities, Dublin provides a host of other possibilities to explore:

  • Music: Dublin has a rich variety of venues and music styles from classical through jazz to traditional Irish e.g. National Concert Hall, Whelans, The O2, Vicar Street, the Cobblestone.
  • Dublin Pubs: Centuries-Old Pubs, Ultra-Modern Pubs, Traditional Music Pubs, Artists Pubs, Rock Music Pubs, Wine-Bars.
  • Food: As expected in capital city, there is a wide variety of restaurants of many styles and budgets, as well as Trip Advisor, check e.g. www.fabfoodtrails.ie. Taste of Dublin is an annual celebration in June of the food scene in Ireland. www.tasteofdublin.ie
  • Walk around the City Centre: Stroll in Temple Bar, perhaps look in on the Photography museum or the Irish Film Institute, express an interest in things and someone will speak to you (usually in a friendly way). Then maybe a walk through Trinity College to the National Gallery of Ireland, or along the Liffey Boardwalk or the other direction to feed the ducks in St. Stephens Green.

Host Organisation

The Technology Transfer Society (T2S) 2015 Annual Conference will be hosted in Dublin, Ireland, by the Dublin Institute of Technology College of Business Campus.

Dublin Institute of Technology

Named as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions under the age of 50 in the Timers Higher Education World University Rankings, and consistently ranking within the top 3% of world universities across the leading ranking programmes (e.g. Times Higher Education the QS global ranking of world universities), Dublin Institute of Technology is one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative university-level institutions. DIT combines the academic excellence of a traditional university with a professional, career-oriented, and applied approach to learning and discovery. Support for entrepreneurship and innovation are key elements of DIT’s distinctive mission and of our commitment to making a significant contribution to international knowledge and to preparing graduates for productive leadership roles, both in Ireland and across the globe.

DIT undertakes research that is nationally relevant, internationally competitive and strategically important. It is strongly focused on problem-solving, and on social and technological development and innovation that advances human knowledge and makes a real impact on people’s life experience. Research is conducted through two research institutes – Focas, which concentrates on new materials and technologies and the Environmental Health Sciences Institute (EHSI) - and in 16 designated centres organised around strengths in food and health sciences; social, economic and business development; environmental sustainability; information and communication technologies; and creative arts and media.

Close engagement locally and globally with society and the economy, and collaborative links with a range of world-class companies and academic institutions internationally are essential components in everything DIT does. In addition to bilateral institutional links, DIT participates as a full member of the European University Association and the International Association of Universities.

There are 20,000 students registered in DIT, and over 2000 members of staff.  Nearly 20% of the student body comes from outside Ireland, creating a culturally diverse and stimulating teaching and research environment.  A community of over 800 student and staff researchers are engaged in addressing 21st century challenges, ensuring that DIT plays a vital role in Ireland’s transition to a smart society.  Academics and students are committed to making a significant contribution to international knowledge and enhancing Dublin’s role as Ireland’s global gateway.

College of Business

The College of Business at the Dublin Institute of Technology is one of Ireland’s leading business schools and represents a core component in the Institute’s heritage, current contribution and future.  The mission of the College of Business at DIT is:

 To be recognised as one of Ireland’s foremost business schools known for excellence and innovation in learning, research and partnership with enterprise; internationally focused, accredited and benchmarked; and contributing to the wellbeing of the community through the education of outstanding ethically informed managers and corporate leaders and the fostering of enterprise.

We occupy a state of the art business school facility on Aungier Street, just off the corner of St Stephens Green. Our twenty thousand square metre complex provides an enhanced learning and research environment with state of the art facilities and a leading edge information technology capability. The College provides teaching and research opportunities to PhD level and currently has over five thousand registered students, almost 20% of which are registered on postgraduate programmes.  In addition to the main programme offerings, the College of Business has also established itself as one of the largest executive education providers on the island and has extensive experience in the delivery of corporate and industry programmes, with both the expertise and the capacity to organise and deliver high quality development programmes. 

Conference Organisers

James Cunningham, Professor of Strategic Management, Newcastle Business School, UK (james.cunningham@northumbria.ac.uk) and Paul O'Reilly, Head of Research, College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. (paul.oreilly@dit.ie). 

 

Contact Information 

Email: paul.oreilly@dit.ie

Postal: T2S2015, c/o Paul O'Reilly, College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. 

Phone: +353 (1) 412 3162

Fax: + 353 (1) 402 3290

 

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