Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 

We are pleased to hold the BSAS Annual Conference at Croke Park Stadium which is Ireland’s greatest amphitheatre. This truly is the beating heart of Irish sport and culture. It is this living legacy that makes Croke Park one of the world’s most unique and versatile conference venues to bring people together to inspire and network.  Winner of Best Purpose Built Events Venue at the Event Industry Awards 2017.

Conveniently located, just 5 minutes from the city centre and 15 minutes by taxi from Dublin’s Airport and M50 motorway – Croke Park offers the benefits, amenities and things-to-do you expect of a vibrant city location, yet without the hassle of congestion and with the advantage of on-site parking. There’s plenty of public transport options too!  More travel information

The move to Ireland is also part of BSAS’s drive to enable new and different audiences to join the debate around livestock science and production, and form’s part of the society’s plans to move the event to different cities across the UK and Ireland. 

We look forward to seeing you at Croke Park. 



The WPSA Programme will commence at  10:00  10 April and finish  on 12:30  11 April   2018.  Delegates are welcome to attend any of the BSAS pig and poultry sessions following on from the close of the WPSA Conference.   

Conference Fees

Conference fee Before 12  February      From 13 February   
  Member   Non- Member     Member    Non- Member  
Full Conference fee  £        215.00    £            285.00      £      255.00    £             320.00  
Student   £        160.00                           
Optional Extras                   
Monday BSAS Student Council Programme *                   
WPSA Student   £          65.00                
Monday evening buffet - Croke Park Hotel  £          35.00                
Tuesday WPSA Conference Dinner - including GAA Museum Reception   £          75.00                
* Details of Monday student social event will be released soon!



Hotel accommodation 

Single B&B


Double/Twin B&B 





  Croke Park Hotel (1 min walk) € 185   € 215     BOOK080418    
  Best Western Plus Academy (14 min walk) 15% discount on rack rate     BSAS Croke Park     
  Jurys Inn Parnell Street (10 min Walk) € 185   € 200     JIBSAS080417  website    
  Hilton Garden Inn (21 min Walk) € 179   € 189            
  Please book direct with the hotel.  Hotels will start releasing 25% of rooms per month  on a sliding scale  from 8th January - therefore availability cannot be guaranteed.    Please quote code above when booking to obtain the rates above.  If you do wish to book the above then check websites such as  or Trivago etc.. for favourable rates.  
  We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to book your accommodation early.  April is a popular time of year and hotels get booked very quickly.

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A confirmation receipt will be issued to all delegates and can also be downloaded from the delegates registration account. 

The conference will commence on Tuesday  10 April 2018 commencing from  10:00 and finishing on Wednesday 11 April at 12:30 hours. Draft programme on the website mid January.  There will be a student programme on Monday commencing at 13:30 hours which WPSA delegates are welcome to attend.  WPSA delegates are also welcome to attend any BSAS pig and poultry sessions following on from the close of the WPSA Conference.

All authors must register by 12 February, failure to register by this date may result in the summary being withdrawn from the programme and not being published in the proceedings. The Conference registration fee includes the WPSA book of summaries. Registration for the discounted rate must also be received by 12 February.
A special low rate conference fee is offered to WPSA students. 
Registration entitles you to attend.
• All WPSA Sessions
• Joint WPSA/BSAS Session
• BSAS Conference - all delegates are invited to attend the BSAS Hammond Memorial Lecture.

All WPSA students attending the conference can register to attend the BSAS Student Day.   A fee is applied if not attending the conference on Monday.

Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation.   It is advisable that accommodation is booked early as April is a busy month and accommodation can be in short supply if left too late.

We accept payment using the following credit cards: Visa (credit and debit), Mastercard (credit and debit) , Maestro, Solo and Amex or you may prefer to pay by cheque, made payable to BSAS. JCB cards are not accepted. Please make your payment in £ sterling. Cheques must be drawn on a UK bank. If you wish to be invoiced please contact the BSAS Office.

30 days prior to the conference full refund less a £50 administration fee. Within 30 days of the conference: No refund. BSAS will not be held responsible if for any reason the conference is unable to commence or curtailed early.

BSAS/WPSA  will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of personal items of the delegates, accompanying persons, or exhibitors or injury at Croke Park Stadium.

FREE car parking is available for delegates at Croke Park.

FREE wifi access available in all areas.

WPSA Members can pay their subscription along with conference.  

WPSA c/o BSAS, PO Box 3, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0RZ, UK.
Tel: + 44 (0)131 650 8784  
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