IASP 2019 will take place in the Millennium Forum, St. Columbs Hall & The Playhouse.

Programme being held in Millennium Forum: 

  • Keynote Sessions
  • Panel Discussions 
  • 6x Parallel Sessions
  • Poster Presentations
  • Opening Ceremony & IASP Awards
  • Closing Ceremony & Poster Awards
  • Lunches & Coffee Breaks

Millennium Forum

3 New Market Street,

BT48 6EB


The No.1 choice for conferencing, the Millennium Forum leads the way in both large & small scale events offering meeting space from 2 to 1000 delegates.


A variety of spaces are available within this state of the art building; its 15 function suites can accommodate a huge array of events, and have the facilities to cater for conferences, seminars, fairs, exhibitions, banquets, lectures, business meetings, press launches and executive interviews. A customizable auditorium with multiple layout capabilities due to its hydraulic moveable floor. A team of dedicated professional staff are on hand to help and advice when planning your event.


With the latest AV capabilities, LCD projectors and Wi-Fi in every breakout space, the Forum’s conference and technical staff have the knowledge and resources you require to ensure a successful experience for all your delegates. From West End Shows to Large scale Conferences, the forum really is the place “Where great Business Performs!”

Programme being held in St Columbs Hall:

  • Keynote Sessions
  • Panel Discussions 
  • Morning Coffee Breaks

St. Columbs Hall

Orchard Street
BT48 6EB

St Columb’s Hall has been an intrinsic piece of the cultural, architectural and historical fabric of Derry City since 1886 and has a rich pedigree in incubating and showcasing the creative talents of the “city of song”.

Located adjacent to the East Wall of the city’s historic Walls, the Hall was originally built by the St Columb’s Hall Total Abstinence Society as a safe haven and has a deep connection with the local community.

Over the years, the Hall has been a refuge for the local community, creative thinkers and cultural organisations including Feis Doire Colmcille. The Feis was founded in 1922 by local woman Rose O’Doherty and Fr John Logue McGettigan as a way to protect and preserve Gaelic culture following the partition of Ireland.

The Feis, and its home at St Columb’s hall, became a hothouse for local talent and launchpad for famous Derry alumni such as Roma Downey, Phil Coulter, Undertones front man Feargal Sharkey and several generations of young people who had their first appearance on a stage at St Columb’s Hall.

Programme being held in The Playhouse:

  • 5 Parallel Sessions

  • Afternoon Coffee Breaks

The Playhouse

5-7 Artillery St

BT48 6RG

The Award Winning The Playhouse is based in Artillery Street, Derry and was established by Pauline Ross in 1992 with a grant of just £300. Since then it has grown to become one of Ireland’s leading Award Winning multi-disciplinary Community Art Resource Centres based on a neutral site with the city centre. It is a self-help, grass roots, bottom-up community development project which is people centre with charitable status.

The Playhouse comprises of a 175 Seat Theatre, an extensive Education and Outreach Department, a Dance Studio, a gallery and is home to several cultural/art based groups and tenants. The Playhouse filled (and continues to fill) a large gap in the provision of the arts in the North West.  It also is one of only a handful of venues commissioning, producing and touring theatre in the island of Ireland.


The compact city of Derry~Londonderry offers an array of accommodation ranging from contemporary city centre hotels to chic country manors and affordable hotel chains. The city is renowned for its excellent value for money and with affordable accommodation rates, IASP 2019 delegates are guaranteed a good deal in Derry~Londonderry.  A warm welcome awaits you!

Preferential rates are available for IASP 2019 delegates through the official registration form.

****City Hotel, Derry


The City Hotel, is perfectly located overlooking the River Foyle for exploring this historic and vibrant Walled City. The hotel offers 158 spacious guest rooms, Conference & Banqueting facilities for up to 450 delegates, full Health & Fitness Club with indoor heated pool, Thompsons Restaurant, Coppins Bar and secure parking (Limited to 40 spaces). 0.3 miles from the Millenium Forum.

Single room at £125.00 per night

Twin room at £140.00 per night 

Double room at £140.00 per night

****Da Vinci's Hotel

Da Vinci’s Hotel is renowned in the City of Derry for outstanding staff, great food and value for money. Situated less than 1 mile away from the vibrant Walled City. We offer 65 contemporary spacious bedrooms, an award winning traditional bar, an atmospheric restaurant, free weekend entertainment, free Wifi and complimentary secure car parking. 1.5 miles from the Millenium Forum.


Single room at £99.00per night

Twin room at £109.00 per night

Double room £109.00 per night

****Hastings Everglades Hotel


If easy-going is your thing, then the luxurious but laid-back Everglades hotel, just 5 minutes from Derry City Centre, is your kind of place. A place to relax in comfortable surroundings, enjoy good home-cooked food, have a pint by the fireside, and make friends. Where everything is easy and nothing is too much trouble. 1.5 from the Millenium Forum.

Single room at £99.00 per night

Twin room at £109.00 per night

Double room £109.00 per night

Bishop’s Gate Hotel


The exquisite Grade B1 listed Bishop’s Gate Hotel is perfectly positioned within the historic city walls in the heart of Derry City’s Cathedral Quarter. Built in 1899, Bishop’s Gate Hotel blends stunning Edwardian architecture, stylish appointments and luxurious facilities which have been sensitively restored to pay homage to the rich heritage of the building, whilst exceeding the contemporary needs and desires of its guests. In its reincarnation no detail has been left to chance; this iconic landmark is an intimate urban oasis featuring 30 luxurious guestrooms, including 2 suites, a residents lounge, restaurant, champagne and cocktail bar and a 90 person capacity ballroom. The Bishop’s Gate Hotel stands out amongst hotels and redefines the concept of luxury in the Walled City. 0.2 m from the Millenium Forum.

Single room at £159.00 per night

Twin room at £169.00 per night

Double room £169.00 per night

****Maldron Hotel


The Maldron Hotel is a stylish contemporary hotel, the only hotel located within the historic city walls. Our enviable location is just a short walk to the main shopping area, this truly is the perfect base to explore the wonderful city. Facilities include 90 bedrooms, 3 suites, café style bar, award winning restaurant, 5 designated conference suites, fitness suite and private on site car park. 0.2 miles from the Millenium Forum.

Single room at £132.00 per night

Twin room at £139.00 per night

Double room £139.00 per night

****Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel

A 4 star luxury family run Hotel offering excellent value for money. Relax in our Leisure Centre with 20m Heated Pool, Steam Room, Sauna & Bubble Jet Spa. Book a Massage at our Beauty Rooms before sampling local produce cooked with flair in our Award Winning Restaurant & Bar “68 Clooney”. The hotel has now completed extensive refurbishment of all public & conference facilities. We offer weekend entertainment, free Wi-Fi & ample free car parking. 5 miles from the city centre. 5 miles from the Millenium Forum.

Single room at £69.00 per night

Twin room at £80.00 per night

Double room £80.00 per night

***Waterfoot Hotel

The hotel has 44 bedrooms, 5 Conference & Banqueting spaces for up to 350 people, Wine Bar Restaurant and traditional Irish snug bar. All guests can enjoy FREE parking and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

The Waterfoot Hotel is a 15-minute walk from the iconic Peace Bridge, historic City Walls and bustling shops of Derry City Centre. Base yourself at the Waterfoot Hotel and explore the Giant's Causeway and Royal Portrush Golf Course which are just 60 minutes away. 3 miles from the Millenium Forum.

Single room at £88.00 per night

Twin room at £99.00 per night

Double room £99.00 per night

***Holiday Inn Express

The Holiday Inn Express Derry – Londonderry, located centrally close to the banks of the River Foyle and the Peace Bridge in Derry/Londonderry, is perfectly placed to allow you to experience the history of this beautiful city.

A modern hotel, just 30 minutes from City of Derry Airport, offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, air-conditioned rooms and a hot breakfast included.

A short 5-minute walk takes you to the historic walls of the city and the bustling shops and buzzing nightlife.

Free Wi-Fi and 37-inch flat screen TV with a wide choice of stations or catch up on work at the handy multi-function desk. 0.4 miles  from the Millenium Forum.

Single room at £95.00 per night

Twin room at £105.00 per night

Double room £105.00 per night