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Conference 2023


The Seventh International Conference of the

International Network for the Study of Spirituality

Spirituality, Critical Reflection

and Professional Practice in an Uncertain World

will take place from

Tuesday 16th May – Thursday 18th May 2023

 at South East Technological University, Waterford, Ireland


Further information: Dr Michael O’Sullivan

Email: Michael.OSullivan@setu.ie



The deadline for submission of Abstracts is 17:00 BST on 30 NOVEMBER 2022

Download the  Conference Flyer 

Download the  Provisional Programme

Download the  Lecture Schedule  to see the Abstracts and Speaker biographies for the Public Lecture and 4 Keynotes

Read about the beautiful, ancient, city of Waterford

Conference Fees

INSS Members: £162 Early Bird; £178 Standard

Non-members of INSS: £194 Early Bird; £213 Standard

Students: £114

Fees include all meals and refreshments on Tues-Thurs

(except the conference dinner on Wed, May 17, which is optional at £36pp). 

Registration fees are in sterling

Click here to register 

Click here to become a member of INSS

and enjoy reduced conference fees, 2 print copies of the Journal for the Study of Spirituality each year, plus access to the whole archive from 2011 to date, as well as access to Special Interest Groups and other benefits


Early booking is strongly advised

Ireland is a popular visitor destination and many hotels and bed & breakfast accommodations become fully booked well in advance. It is often possible to secure a booking with a credit card without making full payment until close to the conference date

The Tower Hotel is the conference hotel and venue for the optional conference dinner. It will have a limited number of rooms at a special rate for conference delegates from October (Email: events@thw.ie, mentioning INSS 2023)

The Viking Hotel is offering a special rate to conference delegates for single room occupancy because of its association with SETU, but bookings must be made by 30 December 2022 (Email: lprendergast@vikinghotel.ie, mentioning INSS 2023)

Other venues include The Granville Hotel and Travelodge

A bus will be provided between The Tower Hotel and the Cork Road Campus

 on 17 and 18 May, and after the public lecture on 16 May

Dublin Airport to Waterford 

There is a JJ Kavanagh coach from Dublin Airport to Waterford. It departs close to the exit door at Dublin airport, from Coach Park, Zone 16. The coach journey takes about 3 hours. The coach company advise booking in good time online. You will see the timetable in both directions by googling JJ Kavanagh Coach Dublin Airport - Waterford.

The coach stops in Waterford at Dooleys Hotel and Parnell St (Rapid Cabs). It is not a long walk to The Tower Hotel, which is the conference hotel – I will check the time to walk it the next time I am in Waterford. My sister, who lives in Waterford, tells me that the Parnell St stop is closer to The Tower (I will check the next time I am in Waterford).

The Granville Hotel is very close to Dooleys Hotel. If you were staying at The Viking, which is offering a very good conference rate until the end of December, you would be advised to get off at Parnell St (Rapid Cabs), to get a taxi to The Viking, or to Travelodge. It is possible to walk from The Viking (25 mins) or Travelodge (about the same) to the SETU Cork Rd Campus where the conference will be held. 

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