The inaugural conference of the Association was held at Trinity College, Dublin in 1970.

In reflection of its international membership, IASIL conferences have been held throughout the world, in such countries as Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Spain, Hungary, Japan, Egypt, Brazil, Australia and the United States.

Every three years, the conference returns to Ireland, and IASIL has been hosted at institutions throughout Ireland, including University College, Galway; NUI, Maynooth; University College, Dublin; Queen’s University, Belfast; University of Ulster, Coleraine; University College, Cork; University of Limerick and Dublin City University/St Patrick’s College Drumcondra.