16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition, 24th-27th July 2016, Dublin, Ireland

Delegate Information


Welcome to the 16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition

24 -27 July 2016

The Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland

Dear Delegate,

Thank you for registering to attend the 16th Atomic Layer Deposition Conference, which is being held in the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) from Sunday 24th July – Wednesday 27th July 2016. The programme is available to view on the website at http://ald2016.com/programme

The following information will provide you with some of the details you need to plan your visit.

The Venue
The Convention Centre Dublin
Date: 24 -27 July 2016
Call: +353 1 856 0000
Address: Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
Website: http://www.theccd.ie

How to get to The CCD
Travelling to and from The CCD is easy. Use this link to find out more: http://www.theccd.ie/how-to-get-here

Welcome Reception (Ticketed Event)
Sunday 24 July 19:30 – 23:00 the Guinness Storehouse
Coaches will be arriving at 19.00 and leaving at 19.15 from The CCD to transport delegates to the Guinness Storehouse
This will be an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues and to make new ones as the conference begins. Located in the heart of St James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure.
*Please note you are required to wear your name badge to this event so please register at the convention centre before – see the registration opening times below.

Registration Desk:
The Registration Desk will be located on the ground floor level outside The Forum and will be open on the following hours:

  • Sunday 24 July from 10.00 – 19.00
  • Monday 25 July from 07.00 – 19.00
  • Tuesday 26 July from 07.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday 27 July from 07.00 – 17.00

The registration desk will be open for the duration of the conference as an additional ‘here to help’ function.
Any delegates registered under a student rate, please note that you will be required to show your current student identification card at registration onsite at the conference. If no card is shown, the outstanding balance for the full conference fee will be taken before admission to the conference.

Poster Presentations:
All delegates are invited to attend the poster sessions in the Forum at which the very best posters will be discussed at the following times:

  • Monday 25 July: 17:15 – 19:00. Poster Session 1.
  • Tuesday 26 July: 17:15 – 19:00. Poster Session 2.

Poster set up:
Poster presenters will be required to set up their posters in the designated position no later than 15:00 on the day of session. All presenters are responsible for removing their poster following their session.

The exhibition will be open throughout the conference from Monday to Wednesday in the Forum on the ground floor. Sponsors and exhibitors generously support the ALD 2016 Conference and we ask that you take time to visit their stands.
ALD 2016 Gala Dinner (Ticketed Event)
Wednesday 27 July, 19:00 – 23:00 The Liffey Hall A and B, first floor, CCD
This year’s Conference Gala Dinner will be held in the CCD. For those attending this event (delegates and partners that have booked places) we have a fantastic evening of food and entertainment planned and will be the perfect opportunity for you to unwind and mingle with fellow attendees. Indulging in an evening of delicious Irish food and drink with traditional entertainment to round off your experience of ALD2016 and visit to Dublin.
*This is a pre-paid ticketed event, please note your admission ticket must be presented on arrival to this event.

Monday 25 July- 10:00 PICK UP AT CCD
For accompanying persons we have organised an exciting 3 hour private walking tour. This will include a coffee stop at the Atrium and a delicious lunch at 13.00 in the Winding Stair, which will consist of 2 courses and a glass of wine. This provides accompanying persons a chance to see around the cosmopolitan city of Dublin and a chance to taste some of the finest Irish cuisine.

Conference App:
Download the free ALD 2016 Conference app for iPhone or Android from your app store. Search “ALD 2016” and download to search programme and speakers.

App pic

Information for Speakers ONLY
All speaker and flash presentations must be submitted to the presentation office located in the Forum on the ground floor. Please upload your presentation from 07:00 on the day of your session. Please note that it is not possible to load presentations in the meeting rooms. Once your presentation has been uploaded no further amends can be made. Please ensure that all presentations are clearly labelled with – session title, your name and date.

The sessions will be delivered in English.

Disabled Access
Please note The CCD and The Guinness Storehouse are fully accessible venues.

Security at the conference:
We would ask you to please wear your conference badge at all times as you will not be admitted into the CCD nor any social programme session without your badge. Security staff are not permitted to allow access to any delegate/visitor who is not wearing conference identification.

Travel information on medicines:
Please note that it is advisable to carry a doctor’s note with you if you take prescribed medication, as there have been instances of prescribed medication being confiscated in the past when travelling by air. Please note that you cannot carry any liquid items over 100ml in your hand luggage.

Travel Insurance:
We strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. Most policies will also cover your personal effects, however, it is advisable to familiarise yourself with your cover before travelling. Travel insurance is the responsibility of each individual delegate attending the conference. There are no specific health precautions to be aware of when travelling to Dublin and the tap water is safe to drink.

Telecommunications & Internet Access:
Complimentary wireless internet access is available to all delegates throughout The CCD. How to connect to Free Wi-Fi:
To connect, open network options, connect to ‘CCD Guest’ and agree to the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page.
Useful numbers include:

  • The CCD: +353 1 8560000
  • Conference assistance: +44 (0) 7481 961788– operational from 8am to 8pm only
  • Emergency Service (Police, Fire and Ambulance) 112/999
  • Tourist Victim Support (ITAS): 1890 365 700

Credit Cards
Credit or charge cards such as Mastercard and Visa are accepted in most places.

Currency and Taxes
The currency in Dublin is the Euro. Non-EU residents can claim their Value Added Tax (VAT) back on items bought in Ireland during their visit. Dublin has everything to offer the discerning shopper, it’s easy to claim back the VAT (up to 23% of purchase price) on the things you buy in the city. http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/vat/leaflets/tax-free-shopping-tourist.html

The electrical supply in Ireland is 230v 50hz. The plugs and sockets are different from the USA involving a three-pronged formation, the same as those used in the United Kingdom. If your appliances operate on a different current (such as those from North America) you will need a power converter and plug adapter.

Visiting Dublin and Ireland 
Dublin, and indeed Ireland, have come a long way in 100 years. Our music, art and literature have travelled the world and made an impact on millions of hearts and minds. In fact, in 2010 Dublin was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature in recognition of its cultural profile and international standing as a city of literary excellence. Today, the city is a multi-cultural, creative hub and as we reflect, we also celebrate the evolution of one of the world’s greatest cities. While you’re in Dublin, it’s unlikely you’ll escape the draw of our infamous nightlife. From heaving bars and clubs to quaint old-style pubs; high-end culinary delights to tasty food on the go; street performers and buskers to seated harmonics and theatre shows, the Dublin music scene has it all!


City Tours
For those who wish to do some sightseeing and exploring of their own there is the option to check out some of Dublin’s best City Bus Tours, with hop-on hop-off options stopping at 23 iconic destinations. For more information, please follow the link: https://www.dublinsightseeing.ie/citytour.aspx
Ireland’s weather can be unpredictable so we like to discuss it a lot! The average temperature in Dublin in July is around 64-68 F but temperatures at night can drop into single figures. As far as rain goes, July is one of the drier months in Dublin, although this is changeable. Bring an umbrella!
Car Parking
The Convention Centre Dublin’s underground car park, managed by Euro Car Parks, has 320 spaces and 8 disabled spaces. It operates from 7.00am to midnight, 7 days a week. Parking rates are €3.50 per hour or €20 per day, with an evening rate of €10 from 6.00pm to midnight.  You can pre-book parking up to two weeks in advance in The CCD’s underground car park here, please note a handling fee of €1 applies to each transaction. For more information on The CCD’s underground car park, please call Euro Car Parks directly on +353 1 890 8320 (manned 24/7) or email ccd@eurocarparks.ie

The closest ATM is in the Fresh convenience store on Mayor Street Lower.  If this shop is closed, there are also bank ATMs in Mayor Square and the IFSC area, all around a 5 minute walk. There is an interactive map: www.theccd.ie/visiting to find cash points and other useful services around The CCD. There are also many cash point facilities available throughout the city.

Mobile phones
We kindly ask all delegates to keep their mobile devices turned off or on “silent” mode during all presentations. A charging service will be available at the Tyndall Recharge Lounge in The Forum and also on the first floor.

Conference Contacts
Event Manager: Happening Conference and Events
Contact: Karen Hoey
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 531 4118
Email: karenhoey@happen.co.uk
Website: www.happen.co.uk

Event Coordinator & Conference Secretariat:
Happening Conference and Events
Contact: Amy Rodgers
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 531 4118
Email: cs@happen.co.uk
Website: www.happen.co.uk

Happening Conferences & Events Onsite:
Contact: Happening Staff
Tel: 00353 87 332 5398

We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin in July for this fantastic conference.

Tyndall National Institute
Hooking together European Research in Atomic Layer Deposition
COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Lund University
Failte Ireland
Meet in Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland