We are excited to attend the Coworking Europe 2017 conference in Dublin, Ireland. This yearly event brings together European and Global figures in Coworking as well as entrepreneurs, digital nomads, technological innovators as well as others who are new to the industry. This year will feature over 500 delegates from over 50 countries representing companies of all sizes. The theme of this year’s event will be to highlight the recent advances in Coworking, notably the expansion into new fields and industries.
The Venue and City
This event will be hosted in Croke Park, an internationally acclaimed stadium that has been deemed the first facility built entirely for the Internet of Things. Branding itself as a “Connected Stadium”, there couldn’t be a more perfect location for this year’s event. As Coworking spaces have lead the charge for innovation in the way we do business and connect with others, Croke Park is notable for employing the best practices in conference center and office technology thus making this year’s event a match made in heaven. With a digital infrastructure created by Cisco Technologies, Croke Park is a modern marvel of integrative technology with ubiquitous connectivity for cabled internet, Wi-Fi, and telephone communication from the pitch to the parking lot.
Beyond Croke Park, The Coworking Europe 2017 conference is supported by the Irish Coworking community, the Dublin City Council, the Dublin Local Entreprise Office, Failte Ireland, as well as Meet in Ireland. Over the last years Dublin has significantly expanded in Coworking as well as establishing itself as a trendsetting digital hotspot for Europe. Despite the drastic expansion in becoming the 8th most startup friendly city in the continent, Dublin’s antiquated décor and feel still echoes through the digitization.
Located in Dublin 3, Croke Park is within reach of the city centre, airport, and port. Alongside 600 on-site parking spaces and easy access to the M50 motorway, Croke Park is a very accessible location to reach. There is a myriad of methods for public transportation, each capable of bringing you within a 15-minute walk to the location. These recommended methods include:
- Dublin Bus: running from O’Connell street within the City Centre, you’ll find stops located throughout various corners as indicated by blue or green-shaped signs. Please note you must pay in coins and there is no change provided.
- DART/LUAS: DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is a rail system that runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from North to South. DART services operate every 15 minutes of the day, every day. The LUAS is a tram network that has two lines, green and red. The red line will bring you to a 15-minute walk to the venue. For both the DART and LUAS there are various pricing options for multiple rides and all-day or all-week passes. In most cases, “park & ride” is available at various stations which is helpful considering Dublin is a walking city.
- Taxi/Uber: both options are available. Taxis can be hailed on the street or you can find them waiting at a designated taxi stand. Uber is also available throughout Dublin but most Uber drivers are cabs themselves.
For more information on attending the event as well as what activities to do in Dublin, you can download our official guide below. We look forward to what will be an exciting time for innovation, networking, and bringing the future of our industry to the forefront.