Pre-Conference Tour: Belfast Walking Tour - The Troubles

The Learner Conference is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Tour.

Join other conference delegates for a guided walking tour of Belfast and learn about The Troubles from former political prisoners on both sides of the divide.

Also known internationally as the Northern Ireland conflict, The Troubles was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland towards the end of the 20th century. This violent conflict was between Catholic Irish nationalists, who favored unification with the Irish Republic to the south, and the Loyalist Protestant paramilitaries, who supported continued British rule.

First-hand accounts abound as these local guides weave their own experiences into this turbulent history where you hear stories of growing up amidst the daily diet of bomb and bullets. Ask questions and get direct answers; unlike any book or film, this is a one-to-one experience that both enthralls and educates.

This walking tour is conducted in two parts:
Part 1 is conducted by a former Republican prisoner who will show you the famous Falls Road area.
Part 2 is conducted by a former Loyalist prisoner who will show you the equally famous Shankill Road.

Tour Details
Date
: Tuesday, 23 July
Tour Start Time: 14:00 (2:00 PM)
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting Location: TBA
Cost: US$30

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, space is limited and only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Conference Welcome Reception

The International Conference on Learning is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception.

Common Ground Research Networks and the Twenty-sixth International Conference on Learning will be hosting a closing reception in The Great Hall at Queen's University Belfast. The reception will be held directly following the last session on the first day, 24 July. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

Reception Details
Date: Wednesday, 24 July
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: The Great Hall, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony

The International Conference on Learning is pleased to announce the Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony.

Come join the plenary speakers and your fellow delegates for the International Conference on Learning Closing Session and Award Ceremony, where there will be special recognition given to those who have helped at the conference as well as announcements for next year’s conference. The ceremony will be held in the plenary room at Queen's University Belfast directly following the last session of the day.

Date: Friday, 26 July
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Plenary Room

There is no need to pre-register for this event.