LILAC 2016 is being held at University College Dublin (UCD).
UCD is Ireland’s largest and most diverse university with over 30,000 students, drawn from approximately 124 countries. Founded in 1884, it has a long established history and is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions worldwide. It has yielded many famous graduates but perhaps the best known is the writer James Joyce who completed his Bachelor of Arts at UCD in 1902. Other notable alumni include Dara Ó Briain, Roddy Doyle, Maeve Binchy, and Frank McGuinness who have penned many a word between them.
UCD is located on a beautiful leafy 133-hectare campus close to Dublin’s city centre, and provides a mix of academic facilities, research institutes, libraries and archival collections, enterprise space and recreational facilities. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and a student union shop under the James Joyce Library. In the new Student Centre there is a pharmacy and as well as a cinema which is open to the public. There is also a bank on campus and numerous ATMs. The campus has two lakes where you can relax, catch up, or simply enjoy watching the wildlife. There are woodland walks to explore and a fantastic Sculpture Trail. UCD has it’s own mobile app to help you get around campus.
The conference will take place in the O’Brien Centre for Science, a new vibrant and modern building centrally located on campus with state of the art facilities, and is fully wheelchair accessible.