Inspirefest 2016

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‘Not since TED Talks have I learnt so much and left so inspired, though TED could learn a bit from Inspirefest’s speaker sourcing’

Sharon Vosmek, CEO, ASTIA


Inspirefest is a truly unique international festival of technology, science, design and the arts, which also happens to place diversity and inclusion at its heart. The core two-day conference takes place on June 30th & July 1st in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin's Silicon Docks (9am-5.30pm). The Inspirefest Fringe takes place in Merrion Square Park each evening, one of Dublin’s leafy Georgian squares, with theatre, music, art and chat (6.30-10pm)

Our mission to ‘change the ratio’ in our sector continues in 2016, but as our 35% male audience in 2015 demonstrates, this is far from being a ‘women’s’ event. It is simply an inclusive and welcoming one.

Code of Conduct

On July 2nd we host the free Family Fringe event (10am-1pm) of coding, crafting, hacking and fun in Merrion Square Park. Watch our for updates.

Come along and learn with the kids!

‘Women AND men, you all need to sign up now for Inspirefest 2016’

Cindy Gallop, Make Love not Porn


Tickets for the core conference 30 June - 1 July

Be Inspired by Leading Minds

Gather for two full days in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for inspiring talks and discussion with incredible international thinkers who are leading the way in science, tech and innovation.

Yummy Food & Refreshments

Enjoy tea and coffee breaks in the main venue, as well as delicious, healthy lunch boxes.

Summer Festival in the Park

Your ticket price includes free access to our legendary evening Fringe festival with top music acts, spoken word, comedy, film screenings and art in Merrion Square park.

Make Connections for Life

Care about the future of science, tech, innovation, society? And about diversity and inclusion? Make incredible connections with like-minded professionals.

Register early! Ticket prices will increase gradually as the event approaches


• Ultra Early Bird

€150  SOLD OUT

• Super Early Bird

€250  SOLD OUT

• Early Bird

€325  SOLD OUT

• Regular Bird

€395  On sale now

• Bootstrapped Start-ups*

€150  On sale now

• Teachers, Academics & Not-for Profits*

€150  On sale now

Student ticket & The Over 65s*

€125  On sale now

• Late Bird

€445  On sale from 25 June

• 10% discount for group bookings

*Please note, these are limited and you will need to upload proof of status for these categories when you register.


‘Dublin in the summer time? You are in for a treat. From Georgian heritage to cutting edge urban design, Dublin is a vibrant and ever-evolving city with so much to discover. Summer is a great time to visit the city on the sea. Yes the weather can be unpredictable, but you can expect an average temperature of 16°C (60°F), and the sun doesn’t set until after 10pm, giving you ample opportunity to explore everything Dublin and its surroundings has to offer!’

Who attends?

We're proud to be creating an event that has diversity at its heart. Here's a list of just some of the kinds of people you can expect to meet this June...

  • Top tech executives and leaders
  • IT and innovation professionals
  • Scientists and engineers
  • Entrepreneurs and investors
  • Coders and programmers
  • Academics, teachers and students
  • Business and political leaders
  • Influencers and policy makers


At this years Inspirefest Fringe you can expect live music, spoken word, international theatre premiers, art exhibitions, family coding workshops and much more. The fringe will take place in Merrion Square Park East, a public park at the heart of Georgian Dublin.


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‘We in Intel found huge value—from vision alignment through to tactical activity—in our engagement with Inspirefest. It’s a phenonemal event.’

Philip Moynagh, VP, Intel (2015 Sponsor)

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