Dublin is a vibrant, English-speaking capital city, in a safe and stable liberal democracy, a member of the European Union with an open society. The city is a UNESCO City of Literature, the home of Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and four Nobel Laureates for Literature. It is also home to the iconic Old Library of Trinity College, other outstanding libraries and cultural institutions that are all centrally located.
The Convention Centre Dublin is the location for the WLIC. It provides a world-class conference venue in the heart of the city with large auditoria, naturally-lit meeting rooms and spacious foyer areas offering stunning views and ample opportunities for networking.
Dublin boasts world class hotels providing top quality accommodation. There are currently more than 150 hotels and over 20,000 beds, all approved by the National Tourism Authority. The hotels range from a luxury 5 star experience to lower cost budget accommodation, including new purpose-built student residences. Many additional rooms are expected to be available by 2020.
There are excellent transport connections between Dublin and elsewhere. The airport has an ever-expanding network of flights to Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America. Significantly, travellers to the USA from Ireland benefit from customs and immigration pre-clearance before they fly. Travel within the island as a whole is facilitated by a comprehensive road and rail network.
Dublin itself is well-served by public transport, easy to get around and easily walkable.