TEDxUniversityofLimerick announces Speaker Line-up for June 18th, 2019 Event

TEDxUniversityofLimerick will take place on June 18th, 2019 from 13:30-17:30 GMT in the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of “Current”.  

Launched in 2009, TEDx is program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.  We are delighted to announce that the event MC will be Dr Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick.

“This is the first TEDxUniversityofLimerick and the pressure is on! With this event, the team are striving to create the best possible experience for the University of Limerick community. It has been an incredible journey so far and we are very excited to be approaching the goal we have been working hard towards. I hope the University of Limerick and wider Limerick community finds the event inspiring, and the ideas featured are truly worth sharing. We can’t wait to see everyone on 18 June!”

~TEDxUniversityofLimerick Team

Speakers at TEDxUniversityofLimerick include:

· Prof. Mark Davies – Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Limerick, Founder of Hooke Bio

· Dr. Patricia Scanlon – Founder and CEO of SoapBox Labs 

· Máirín Murray and Ellen Ward – Co-founders of Tech for Good Dublin

· Sikhulekile Ruth Ndlovu – University of Limerick student, ReStart project Leader, Enactus UL

· Kevin King – Director of Design at Limerick-based media agency, Piquant Media.

· Fergal Smith – founder of the Moy Hill Community Supported Agriculture farm (CSA) and former pro- surfer

· Dr. Deirdre O'Shea – Senior Lecturer and Chartered Work & Organisational Psychologist at the University of Limerick.

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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About TED
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