2nd Announcement

Welcome to the 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science

Download .PDF

Congress Venue

The Convention Centre Dublin is accessible, iconic, flexible and inspirational, offering the perfect venue for events, delivered to exceptional standards by a friendly, award-winning team.

The CCD was voted for Europe's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre in 2017.

CCD: Where Ireland meets the world

An easily accessible location

Located in the heart of Ireland’s vibrant, popular and historic capital city, The CCD is just 15 minutes from Dublin airport. A convenient city centre location and excellent transport links, make it easily accessible whether you are travelling from within Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe, or indeed anywhere in the world.

Served by over 20,000 competitively priced bedrooms within a 10km radius, including 6,000 within walking distance, you can choose from a range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. A host of facilities, including many of the city’s museums, galleries, the Guinness Storehouse and the famous Temple Bar area, are within walking distance or a short tram ride away. The central location makes it easy for you to combine business and leisure, and get a taste of Dublin’s bars, restaurants and nightlife, during your stay.

An iconic, inspirational setting

Designed by renowned Pritzker award-winning architect Kevin Roche, The CCD has become an iconic landmark building on Dublin’s skyline. With Roche’s signature Atrium integral to the design, The CCD offers six light-flooded foyers for networking and hospitality, offering stunning views of Dublin on the upper levels.

The CCD has hosted events ranging from 5 to 5,500 delegates and offers 22 flexible halls, meeting rooms and boardrooms including a 2,000 seat auditorium. The entire venue is finished to the highest specifications, and incorporates the latest technology including Wi-Fi for up to 12,000 devices.

Experience fine-dining with exceptional service

The CCD Hospitality team has set a new standard of excellence in event and conference catering. Promising the very best of Irish and international cuisine, The CCD is dedicated to sourcing fresh, seasonal, local produce. With imagination and passion, talented chefs then turn this into mouth-watering dishes that will delight you. The CCD Hospitality team is also trained to deliver five-star service, ensuring you receive a complete fine-dining experience at Ireland’s most iconic banqueting venue.


By Air

Dublin is highly accessible for delegates travelling from the UK, Europe, the US, and beyond. Dublin Airport is just 15 minutes from The CCD via the Port Tunnel, and serves 34 airlines and over 180 routes – including direct flights to all major UK and European cities and daily flights to the Emirates and several North American cities.

For your journey to The CCD, the 747 Airlink airport shuttle bus stops directly outside the building, while taxi and car hire services are also easily available.

By Sea

Frequent ferry services to the UK and mainland Europe for both passengers and freight are within easy reach of The Convention Centre Dublin. Dublin Port is just minutes away, while Rosslare Harbour, with regular ferry services to Wales, France and Spain, is located just 2 hour’s drive from The CCD.

By Rail, Tram (Luas) and DART

The CCD is less than 10 minutes on the Luas Red Line (Dublin’s light tram network) from Dublin’s two main railway stations, Connolly and Heuston. Operated by Irish Rail, these stations serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland. http://www.irishrail.ie/

The Luas Red Line runs directly behind The CCD, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and to Connolly and Heuston rail stations. For The CCD, take the Red Line towards The Point and exit at either Major Square or Spencer Dock. https://www.luas.ie/

The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) rail network runs along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth, to Bray and Graystones, providing transport from the city centre to suburban areas. Connolly, Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are all located about 10 minutes’ walk from The CCD. http://www.irishrail.ie/about-us/dart-commuter

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. https://www.dublinbus.ie/

Busáras is the central bus station in Dublin for intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Busáras is just 5 minutes from The CCD on the Luas Red Line and is located beside Connolly railway station.

By Bike

dublinbikes are the perfect way to get around the city whilst minimising your effect on the local environment. There are over 100 dublinbike stations distributed throughout the city centre and four stations located in the Docklands area, within close proximity to The CCD.

By Car or Taxi

The CCD is just minutes away from Ireland’s M50 motorway network and Dublin’s Port Tunnel. It is also next to the Samuel Beckett Bridge which spans the River Liffey, aiding access between the North and South of the city.

The CCD has its own underground car park, with over 2,000 spaces located in car parks nearby, as well as considerable on street ‘pay and display’ parking on North Wall Quay and adjoining roads.

There are thousands of taxis available in Dublin city, making it easy to travel around the city day or night. At The CCD we offer a direct dial taxi phone for visitors to use at our reception desk on the ground floor. Taxi fares in Dublin are regulated and tips are at your own discretion.

Find out more at http://www.theccd.ie/how-to-get-here

If you are using a satellite navigation system, please enter the following address or coordinates:

The Convention Centre Dublin
Spencer Dock
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1

N 53 20 51.5
W 6 14 24.6

Our Loc8 Code is NN6-16-S23

ECSS Partners


Supported by


Key dates

15 December 2017
Opening abstract submission and registration

1 March 2018 *
Deadline for abstract submission

1 April 2018
Notification of acceptance to authors

1 April 2018 *
End of early registration

1 May 2018
Deadline registration for presenting authors

*24:00 Central European Time

Congress Office

ECSS Congress Dublin 2018
Mrs Nantia Patera
Feldblumenweg 26
50858 Cologne - Germany
ECSS Congress Dublin 2018


+30 210 6825 796
+30 6974 192 566

Fax: +49 3212 126 44 96

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Friday: 14:00 - 16:00 CET
  • (Central European Time)

Follow us