SWSD 2018 – Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference

STARTS: 4th July 2018 - ENDS: 7th July 2018

This important conference is being organised on behalf of the International Federation of Social Workers, The International Schools of Social Work and the International Council on Social Welfare. (John Brennan, Chairperson, LOC)

In 1731, fourteen Irishmen came together in Dublin united by a common aim – to improve the poor economic condition of the country by promoting agriculture, arts, industry and science in Ireland. This objective, they believed, could be achieved by the dissemination of knowledge and new ideas.

The Society has always prized its independence and to achieve this, it must utilise its premises and grounds to the best effect in order to earn its keep and fund its activities. Because of its central location in Dublin, the variety and flexibility of the rental space available and the expertise on hand, the RDS has become a major venue for exhibitions, conferences and business and social gatherings of all sizes.

The RDS is the official venue for SWSD 2018, and Dublin looks forward to extending a warm welcome to delegates from all over the world.

Venue: RDS

The RDS is Ireland’s largest International Conference, Exhibition and Events venue with over 22,000 sq. metres of floor space set on a 42 acre site located within walking distance from Dublin’s bustling City Centre. With a capacity for up to 12,000 delegates,  the RDS has 10 multi-purpose conference and exhibition halls with access to 15 breakout rooms to cater for larger conferences with multiple syndicate room requirements. From small meetings of 10 delegates to large conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners and team building events, the RDS can hold any size or style of event. The RDS also has an outdoor stadium, several concert venues, bars, restaurants and 2,000 car parking spaces on site.

The RDS is a renowned and historically significant venue which continues to invest in its flexible and multipurpose space to meet the needs of the event industry. A €3.5 million investment in IT infrastructure has resulted in an ultra-modern communications system with free Wi-Fi throughout all halls. The RDS is Ireland’s busiest events venue and hosts up to 500 events annually.

In addition, the RDS Conference Village works in partnership with a variety of 3 and 4 star hotels offering clients over 1500 bedroomswithin the village of Ballsbridge.   Click here to view a list of Conference Village members.

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