Conference Venue

The Helix, Dublin City University (DCU)

The 35th International Geographical Congress 2024 will convene at The Helix located in Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. DCU is located in the leafy outskirts of Dublin City Centre with easy road access, bus routes and just over 10 mins by taxi from Dublin Airport.


DCU is one of the premier education institutions in Ireland with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with distinctive mission to transform lives and societies thoughout education, research and innovation. Since admitting its first students in 1980, DCU has grown in both student numbers and size and now occupies a 72 acre site in Glasnevin, just north of Dublin city  it is also adjacent to Albert College Park which provides the perfect respite between sessions.

The Helix

The Helix  is a multi-purpose venue located on the Dublin City University main campus in Glasnevin, Dublin. Officially opened by then President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, on the 21 October 2002 The Helix has been awarded Ireland’s best purpose-built venue.

An impressive venue, with a capacity to seat up to 1,250 delegates in concert hall style or 1,050 delegates Theatre style.

The Space

A full black box venue with seating in a round format. The Space is a popular choice for breakout sessions, workshops, VIP area, cabaret style dining and entertainment. Capacity varies for each event. Seated on tiered seating is 130 and cabaret dining is 60.

The Gallery

Bright, airy and naturally lit, the Gallery is used regularly for seminars and workshops by our clients. It has a capacity for 120 delegates, seated theatre style. This venue is very flexible as seating can be arranged to the client’s requirements.

The Helix,
Dublin City University (DCU)
Collins Avenue,
Dublin 9,

Entering DCU: Please enter through the Collins Avenue entrance and The Helix will be located on your right.

Internet Access: All participants will receive WiFi access throughout DCU.

Name Badges: Participants must wear their name badges at all times during the Congress. Badges are required to access technical sessions and social events.

Smoking Not Permitted: Ireland has a strict ban on smoking. Smoking is prohibited in public areas within Ireland including all bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. You may inquire if your hotel room is a smoking or non-smoking room. Some outside venues will include designated smoking areas.