September 20-21st, 2022

Saturday-Monday, September 17-19th
Pre-Conference Sidetrip to Galway

Tuesday, September 20th
Check-In
Welcome Reception / Silent Auction
Wednesday, September 21st
General Business Meeting
Luncheon / Group Photo in Uniform
Dinner at The Merry Ploughboy
Thursday, September 22nd
Tour Dublin
Friday to Sunday, September 23-25th
Post-Conference Sidetrip to Belfast 

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Welcome to Dublin!

We have all waited so, so very long for this conference and we can’t wait to finally touchdown on The Emerald Isle!  From breathtaking coastal scenes to rolling green countrysides, live music and Guinness galore, our 2022 ISA+21 Conference is sure to be one for the history books. 

We are so excited to catch up with our friends all over the world and find out exactly “What’s the craic?!”

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Getting Here

Arrive into Dublin (DUB)
Taxi – Approx. 20-45 minute drive / €30.
Taxi Rank just outside the main door of Terminal 1 or Terminal 2
Airlink 757 Express BusApprox. 30-40 minutes.  Departs every 30 minutes from Terminal 1, Zone 2 or Terminal 2, Zone 20.  Get off at the Westland Row/Pearse Rail Stop.  The Davenport Hotel one block away – €7 single one way.  Timetable

The Davenport Hotel
8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland

€255 (Approx $275USD) for Single Occupancy 

€270 (Approx $290USD) for Double Occupancy 

Rate includes tax, breakfast, & WiFi. Available Sept 19-24th, 2022.

This discounted rate is only available to book online for September 19th-24th 2022. Due to limited availability, all requests to book shoulder dates must be emailed to dublin.reservations@ocallaghancollection.com for accommodation.

Roommate Coordinator: isaroomie@hotmail.com 

The Davenport Hotel is one of Dublin’s most iconic hotels. Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, it’s just a 20-minute cab from the airport and minutes from the Pearse Street DART Station. There’s so much to see just outside the front door; Merrion Square, The National Museum of Ireland, Trinity College, the National Gallery of Ireland, and Grafton Street, one of Europe’s busiest shopping streets!

Saturday-Monday, September 17-19th (optional)

Pre-Conference Activities 
  • Trip to Galway, Western Ireland | Kylemore Abbey & Cliffs of Moher
We will begin our pre-conference festivities with a two hour trip to the west coast of Ireland. In Galway, we will stay at the Maldron Hotel Sandy Road, just a few minutes from the city center where you’ll find lively pubs, independent shops and winding cobblestone streets packed with students, artists, writers and craftspeople. Bring your appetite, we’ll start the weekend with a wonderful culinary walking tour of Galway where you can experience local produce from oysters to cheese, Sushi to Crab, and doughnuts to strawberry tarts, local beers and more. The tour includes a trip to the famous Galway Market and many award-winning restaurants and cafes. 
Sunday morning we will depart the hotel for one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions, Kylemore Abbey. In the heart of Connemara countryside, the Castle was built in the late 1800’s by Mitchell Henry MP, a wealthy business man and liberal politician. Inspired by his love for his wife Margaret, and his hope for his beloved Ireland, Henry created an estate boasting “all the innovations of the Modern Age.” Once home to the Benedictine Nuns, Kylemore is steeped in history and tales of tragedy, romance, engineering initiatives, model farms, royal visits, spirituality, and education. Explore the beautiful Victorian Walled Garden and magical Fairy Village before we have lunch in the Garden Tea House. Don’t miss your chance to pet the rare breed pigs and Connemara ponies! 
After lunch we trek to the iconic Cliffs of Moher, whose natural beauty and unique landscape has inspired artists, musicians, and poets for generations. The spectacular cliffs stretch 700 feet over the rugged Atlantic Coast and will leave you awestruck. Don’t miss O’Brien’s Tower for an excellent view and find the Visitor’s Center hidden underneath the hillside. Dinner will be on your own in Galway, and you’re sure to find many suitable options in town. 
Monday morning, we will depart for Dublin, but not before stopping in “Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands,” Athlone. Be prepared to step back 1,200 year and join the Vikings on an upstream cruise of Ireland’s longest river, River Shannon. We’ll enjoy an Irish coffee while Viking Mike delivers his spirited commentary on local history, the religious settlements on the islands and tales of Viking treasure. Lunch will be at the Hodson Bay Hotel, a renowned lakeside resort. The Waterfront Bar is known for its warmth and character, and a spectacular menu boasting the finest locally sourced, quality ingredients. 
  • Fall Board of Directors Meeting
    The Davenport Hotel

Tuesday, September 20th

Conference Check-In
Gandon Boardroom | The Davenport Hotel 
12-5pm
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets
  • Silent Auction Item Dropoff 
Welcome Reception 
Gandon North Ballroom | The Davenport Hotel
6:00pm
  • Socialize with ISA+21 members
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Reception Program 
  • Silent Auction ends at 9:30pm

Wednesday, September 21st

Breakfast 
1863 Lounge | 
The Davenport Hotel
  • Breakfast included in room rate
General Business Meeting
Gandon North Ballroom | The Davenport Hotel 
8:30am-12pm
  • General Business Meeting (Members Only)
  • Group Photo in uniform, including blazer
    (See Previous Conference Photos Below)
  • HALPS activity TBD
Luncheon  
Gandon Suite | The Davenport Hotel
1:30pm
  • Lunch for Members and Guests
  • Captain’s Club Induction Presentation
Irish Dinner & Dancing
The Merry Ploughboy Gastro Pub
  • Raise a pint and feast on traditional Irish fare
  • Enjoy music and dancing
The Merry Ploughboys is the only pub in Ireland owned and managed but the performers! They have been performing together for over thirty-years and their show is top ranked in the country; you won’t want to miss it!

Thursday, September 22nd (optional)

Tour Dublin
  • The Dublin Liberties Distillery
  • Epic: The Irish Immigration Museum
  • Bang Restaurant
The Dublin Liberties Distillery is nestled in the heart of Dublin’s historic distilling district called the Liberties. The Liberties is a place where every stone tells a story. History is buried deep within its walls. It was the bedrock for the working-class people of Dublin, whether you were high in society, low in society, no matter what your vice was everyone wanted to be in the Liberties. In the late 1800’s/1900’s the Liberties was the hub for creatives, thinkers, distillers, brewers….there were no rules! 
You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here but you will discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world. Discover Ireland from the outside in at Epic and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are. 
We will enjoy a stop between our tours at the Bang Restaurant and Wine Bar. One of the top rated restaurants in Dubln, Bang offers refined yet casual dining inspired by carefully sourced, world-class ingredients creating the finest flavors of the season.

Friday-Sunday, September 23-25th (optional)

Post-Conference Side Trip
  • Northern Ireland Tour to Belfast | Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, and the epic Game of Thrones Experience.
When the conference finally winds down, we will depart Dublin for Belfast where we will tour the famous Titanic: Belfast. Located beside the Titanic Slipways, the Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices and Hamilton Graving Dock – the very place where Titanic was designed, built and launched, Titanic Belfast tells the story of Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. Throughout the exhibition you and your party will encounter individuals with stories to tell, many of them Belfast people; these include chief designer Thomas Andrews, pioneering entrepreneur Lord Pirrie, members of the Harland and Wolff Guarantee Group who sailed on the maiden voyage, local craftsmen who worked on the ship and some of her passengers. Take the opportunity to walk the decks of the RMS Titanic’s tender ship, the SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line vessel in the world! Explore the ship and it’s 100 plus years of authentic maritime and social history. 
On Saturday we will slip into one of the greatest fantasy novel series ever written, Game of Thrones! The ancient untouched landscapes, deserted islands, and crumbling castles set the perfect backdrop for the largest TV show in the world. At Old Ward Castle, now globally recognized as “Winterfell,” we will don the Medieval Cloak of House Stark, sit on the Iron Throne, and practice our archery and axe throwing! We’ll have a Medieval Feast in the Long Hall for lunch. With dimly lit church candles, bench seat draped with reindeer skin, and smoke billowing from the open fireplace, this is sure to be your most memorable dining experience in Ireland! 
After lunch, we will step out of costume and travel to the Giants Causeway, an iconic World Heritage Site. Flanked by the wild Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, the Causeway has captured the imagination of all who see it. Take a guided tour from an award-winning storyteller or unlock the secrets of the landscape at your own pace with an audio guide. You will enjoy the views from the clifftop trails, sit in the famous Wishing Chair, and find the Giant Boot and Camel in the rugged stones. Dinner will be on your own in Belfast, and we will share several recommendations for you to enjoy. 
Sunday morning, we will bid farewell to our ISA+21 sisters as we depart for Dublin. It is less than two hours from Belfast to Dublin, and if desired by many we can arrange transportation to the airport if your Irish itinerary ends here. 

Conference Brochure

Additional Information

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Email Maggie Eickhoff at events@isa21.org to see how you can help!

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Search and Download MeetAppGo from the App Store on your device to have access to an agenda at your fingertips and to best engage while you are attending the ISA+21 Conference.  The Dublin access code will be shared as conference gets closer.

COVID-19 Policy

*As of March 6, 2022, all COVID -19 travel restrictions for entering Ireland have been removed. You no longer need to present a passenger locator form.  You no longer need to proof of vaccination, recovery, or a test. 

Government of Ireland – Department of Health Website

While travel restrictions TO Ireland have been lifted, other EU and non-EU may still have travel requirements for entry into their countries.  Please visit the country’s Department of Health website for their most up to date requirements.

***Book Your COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test right at Dublin Airport***

 

>USA Travelers: All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within one day of travel when entering the United States.

Local Attractions

Select merchandise items will be available for purchase on site at the Dublin Conference.  Buy your merchandise ahead of time and to ensure you get the items on your list

FAQs

The registration fee includes the events and meals listed above on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Thursday Dublin tour and Pre and Post Conference side trips are in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

Individual Members have access to register for the whole conference.  (You must be an active member to have access to the registration page).  Individual members can register their guests to participate in all aspects of the conference with the exception of the business meeting on Wednesday morning (members only).  While we are in our meeting, we will provide an activity for our guests (aka HALPs: Helpers of Airline Pilots, ie. spouses, family, friends, etc.).

Aspiring Members have limited access.  More details coming soon. 

Exhibitors – Interested in sponsoring are sharing your business with ISA+21 Members?  More details coming soon.

It is really an amazing site to see so many female airline pilots all in uniform at once.  The annual group photo is a long-standing  tradition where we wear our uniforms, including blazer.  Some of our retired members even keep their uniforms altered so they can participate in the fun!  Our professional photographers also have requested that even if you don’t have a uniform blazer, to at least wear a dark blazer or cardigan over your white shirt, so the white balance of the camera isn’t thrown off by a single white-only shirt. Hats are not required. 

It is no doubt that the ISA+21 Conference has evolved over the years.  With this app, members can have the schedule at their fingertips without having to keep track of pieces of paper!  We can send notifications as reminders for events, to engage through surveys, or let attendees know there has been a schedule change.  All of the pertinent conference documents can be stored (and updated) easily without having to print and distribute a bunch of paper.  Our virtual attendees can even participate!  However, we have listened to recent feedback, and if you do prefer paper copies, we can have that available to you.  Please download and engage with us on our app for the most up-to-date information!

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