Societal Impact of Scientific Research 2024

"There is much to be learned from each other when it comes to our respective impact evaluation activities, and the societal impact of science conference is a perfect opportunity to share and learn from each other."

"Inspiring, insightful and impactful."

"An inclusive and inviting community of practice. A great platform to make authentic connections."

"A conference that shed light on how societal impact gives meaning to scientific development."

Dublin, Ireland

26-28 June 2024

The need for science to tackle challenges our world faces is not a new phenomenon, but has increasingly grown on a global scale, with the world facing challenges such as economic disparity and inequality, environmental changes, societal struggles and geo-political unrest, just to name a few. Policymakers, businesses and other societal actors are often aware of the value of scientific data and knowledge to support them in overcoming challenges, but in many cases the interaction between these worlds is not structured, supported or stable enough. For the 12th time in a row, AESIS will be organising their annual conference on Societal Impact of Science, to bring together stakeholders in- and outside of the science eco-system to engage with each other on the most effective approaches for implementing effective policies, strategies, methods and tools to optimise societal impact of science and evaluate success.

In 2024, AESIS will organise their annual, international conference in Dublin, Ireland. The conference expects around 250 participants from more than 30 countries, bringing together experts such as impact officers, other research enablers, R&D evaluators, university managers, research councils, policy makers, funders, (early career) researchers and other stakeholders of impact. We aim to focus on some key topics encompassing the Irish science eco-system (relevant globally too) such as: defining and integrating impact (of science, research and innovation, talent, and more), measuring and analysing impact, translating impact into policies, creating (long-term) alliances between regional, national and international stakeholders, and focusing on several good-practices of public engagement, recognition and investment.

Ireland is going through some remarkable shifts and developments to ensure greater partnership between science and society, as well as greater strength and capacity of their research and innovation, which makes it an excellent host to bring together agents of change, catalyse these shifts to a global audience and help create an impact.

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Confirmed speakers

Áine Mhic Thaidhg

Áine Mhic Thaidhg

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Cameron Stockdale

Cameron Stockdale

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David Phipps

David Phipps

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David Sweeney

David Sweeney

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Dipti Pandya

Dipti Pandya

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Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson

Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson

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Ellen Hazelkorn

Ellen Hazelkorn

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Esther de Smet

Esther de Smet

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Frank Zwetsloot

Frank Zwetsloot

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Giovanna Lima

Giovanna Lima

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Jack Spaapen

Jack Spaapen

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Jessica Meijer

Jessica Meijer

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Kathryn Graham

Kathryn Graham

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Mark Mann

Mark Mann

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Mary-Jane Bopape

Mary-Jane Bopape

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Nico van Meeteren

Nico van Meeteren

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Rémi Quirion

Rémi Quirion

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Renira Narrandes

Renira Narrandes

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Ross Laurence

Ross Laurence

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Tadhg Caffrey

Tadhg Caffrey

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Yuko Harayama

Yuko Harayama

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Locations

Conference Venue

University College Dublin

UCD Village, Belfield, Dublin, D04 C1P1, Ireland

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Hotel Recommendations

Herbert Park Hotel and Park Residence

Address: Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 R2T2, Ireland

Average cost per night(single, breakfast included): €245

Distance to UCD: taxi – 8 min    public transport – 20 min

Book a room by contacting them at +353 (1) 667 2200 or Reservations@herbertparkhotel.ie 

*Use AESIS code AESI260624 when you book to avail of the rate above for June 26- 28th (only available by phone or email bookings)

Sandymount Hotel

Address: Herbert Road, Dublin, D04 VN88, Ireland

Average cost per night (single, breakfast included): €220

Distance to UCD: taxi – 15 min    public transport – 40 min

Book a room through their website or by contacting them at +353 1 6142000  or info@sandymounthotel.ie

‘Set in a peaceful park location in the city, the independent 4-star hotel in Dublin City Centre’s calm & spacious environments provide the backdrop for high quality hospitality with a welcoming, personal touch.’

*Get 10% off the room cost when you book direct.

Talbot Hotel Stillorgan

Address: Stillorgan Rd, Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland

Average cost per night (single, breakfast included): €190 – 260

Distance to UCD: taxi – 8 min    public transport – 20 min

Book a room through their website or by contacting them at +353 1 200 1800 or reservations@talbotstillorgan.com

*They currently have a spring sale with up to 15% off!

Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre

Address: 28-32, O'Connell Street Upper, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 T2X2, Ireland

Average cost per night (single, breakfast included): €255 - 270

Distance to UCD:  taxi – 20 min    public transport – 40 min

Book a room through their website or by contacting them at +353 0800 022 2822 or info@hiexdublincc.com

Marlin Hotel Dublin

Address: 11 Bow Ln E, St Stephen's Green, Dublin, D02 AY81, Ireland

Average cost per night (single, breakfast included): €230 - 370

Distance to UCD: taxi – 20 min    public transport – 25 min

Book a room through their website or by contacting them at +353 1 5222000 or info@sandymounthotel.ie

*Signing up for their free membership on the website can guarentee the lowest rates. An early booking discount will also be applied when done at least 14 days in advance.

Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel

Address: Stillorgan Rd, Booterstown, Dublin, A94 V6W3, Ireland

Average cost per night (single, breakfast included): €235

Distance to UCD: taxi – 5 min    public transport – 15 min

Book a room through their website or by contacting them at +353 (1) 218 6000 or info.dublin@radissonblu.com

(They have extremely limited availability from June 27th – 29th)

UCD Dormitories

We have reserved a number of rooms at the UCD dormitories (average cost €100) with limited availability. Once your registration has been completed, you can contact us for more information. 

 

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