Engagement. Employment. Empowerment.


Engagement. Employment. Empowerment.


Conference Venue

University College Dublin

University College Dublin

Founded one hundred and sixty years ago, University College Dublin has continued to make a unique and substantial contribution to the creation of modern Ireland. Many UCD students and staff participated in the struggle for Irish independence and the university has produced numerous Irish Presidents and Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) in addition to generations of Irish business, professional, cultural and sporting leaders.

Among UCD’s well-known graduates are authors (Maeve Binchy, Roddy Doyle, Flann O’Brien), actors (Gabriel Byrne, Brendan Gleeson), directors (Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan) and sports stars such as Irish rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll and former Manchester United and Ireland captain Kevin Moran. Perhaps the best known of all its graduates is the writer James Joyce, who completed his Bachelor of Arts at the university in 1902.

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. UCD is ideally positioned benefiting from an excellent public transport infrastructure and a range of hotels from 3* to 5* within a 2km radius. This truly will be a memorable and inspirational venue for the JCI 2020 Conference.

O’Reilly Hall

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speakers

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 is used for receptions or as an assembly area. Along the walls of the hall itself are paintings commissioned from Irish Artists.

O’Brien Centre for Science

Registration, Trade Show, Engagement, Employment, Empowerment

The UCD O’Brien Centre for Sciences building boasts an extensive array of modern, state-of-the-art, purpose-build classrooms and theatres.

Getting to UCD

UCD is easily accessible by bus or taxi directly from the City Centre. Download the FreeNow App to order a taxi from any location.


The Aircoach is a privately run bus service which operates between the airport and a number of city hotels and locations. The Aircoach stops at the N11 flyover directly opposite the main entrance to UCD Campus.

For more information go to www.aircoach.ie

By Bus

Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, easy-to-use and accessible service across all of the city centre and surrounding areas. These services include city bus services, Airlink, Nitelink and DART feeder buses. Exact change, weekly tickets or top up Leapcards must be used. You can find more information on fares and tickets here.

Dublin Bus operates a number of routes from the city centre to UCD campus. The 46a, 145 and 39a are all frequent bus services that go to UCD. For a full list of buses servicing UCD please click here.

Important Dates

Conference Dates

27 – 30 May 2020

Registration Open

8 May 2019

Early Bird Registration

28 November 2019

Regular Registration

18 March 2020

Late Registration

26 May 2020