Cost and Booking

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The conference registration fee is £155 and includes the following for both days: tea/coffee refreshments and conference lunches.

Conference Dinner


We thank Belfast City Council for their kind generosity for the use of the prestigious City Hall, located in the centre of Belfast, for the Conference Dinner on the Thursday evening (21 June). The cost of this is NOT included in the conference registration fee. If you wish to attend this there is a charge of £65 which includes the following: a civic reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Belfast; a 4-course dinner with wine, followed by traditional ceilidh dancing, with a live ceilidh band.

For further information about Belfast City Hall visit:

Transport options to and from the City Hall:

For delegates staying in Elms Village (halls of residence) a coach has been arranged to pick you up. Meet at the roundabout in front of Main Reception at 6:30 pm prompt. The coach will then pick up other delegates at the front entrance of the Lanyon Building at 6.40 pm and the proceed to the City Hall.  The same coaches bring you back to Elms Village, leaving the City Hall, via the back entrance, at midnight.

Anyone wishing to make their own way to and from the conference dinner has the following options:

Walking – It’s a pleasant 20 minute walk to the City Hall from the PFC.  For anyone who’s interested, there will be a guided walk leaving the front of the Lanyon Building at 6.40 pm

Bus – There is a regular bus service to the City Hall from the Lanyon Building – buses leaving approximately every 10 minutes.  It’s approximately an 11 minute journey.  The bus stop is directly across the road from the Lanyon Building, outside the Student Union Building.  Bus services 8a and 8b both stop outside the City Hall. A single fare is £1.60. There are buses departing at 18:22 (8a); 18:33 (8b) and 18:50 (8a).

Taxi – Two of the largest taxi cabs in Belfast are:

Value Cabs – 028 90 80 90 80 and Fona Cab 028 90 333 333.

Optional Tours

 Whilst visiting Queens University Belfast, you may wish to take advantage of the complimentary tours we have arranged – details as follows. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

The tours are free of charge but should only be selected if they are accompanying a registration booking.

  • McClay Library – Special Collections

Wednesday 20 June – 5.30 pm or 6.00 pm – each tour lasts approx. 30 minutes

The Special Collections, situated in the McClay Library, Queen’s University,  provides access to books, maps, photographs and manuscripts from the twelfth century to the present day. All items held are considered to be of lasting research value.

Explore rarely displayed highlights from our unique collections in the Special Collections Reading Room. A short introductory talk will be followed by the opportunity to browse the items on display. Exhibition topics will include the history of Belfast, literature, music, medicine and politics.

Please register at the desk in Main Reception, just as you enter the McClay Library no later than 5 mins before the start time.

  • Belfast City Hall Tours

Wednesday 20 June at 4.30 pm or Thursday 21 June at 6.15 pm

Tours are led by an experienced guide, last around half an hour and include the history of Belfast City Hall and its finest features.

Please register at the Exhibition Reception Desk, no later than 5 minutes before the start time.


Cancellation notice must be made in writing. If written notice of cancellation is received before 18 May 2018, 90% of the registration fee will be refunded. Cancellations and refund requests received after this date will not be accepted.

Unfortunately, under no circumstances can we issue refunds for no-shows.