Inspirefest 2016
Inspirefest 2017

Don't miss Europe's leading sci-tech event, Dublin, June 2017

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speakers

MORE GREAT SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

‘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

about

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.

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

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, theatre 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

TICKET PRICES

• Ultra Early Bird

€150  SOLD OUT

• Super Early Bird

€250  SOLD OUT

• Early Bird

€325  SOLD OUT

• Regular Bird

€395  SOLD OUT

• Late Bird

€445  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

• 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

‘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

schedule

THURSDAY, JUNE 30TH

7.45–9.00

Registration/Coffee

Please register as early as possible to avoid queues and to be seated in time for the Prime Minister's address

9.00–9.10

OPEN

Opening Remarks

Ann O’Dea, Founder, Inspirefest

9.10–9.25

TALK

Official Opening

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD (Prime Minister)

9:25–9.50

KEYNOTES

Full STEAM Ahead

Zoe Philpott, Interactive Storyteller, Ada.Ada.Ada.
Noel Murphy, IoT/Wearable Design Leader, Intel

9.50-10.20

PANEL

STEAM: The Convergence of Tech and the Arts

Zoe Philpott,
Noel Murphy
Nora O’Murchú, Lecturer and Researcher, UL
Linda Doyle, Director, Connect (chair)

10.20-11.00

KEYNOTE, Q&A

The Future of Games

Brenda Romero, Award-Winning Game Designer and Co-owner, Romero Games
John Romero, Award-Winning Game Designer, Developer and Co-owner, Romero Games

11.00-11.30

Coffee Break

11.30–12.00

PANEL

Today’s Media Landscape

Kara Swisher, Co-executive Editor, Recode
Raju Narisetti, Senior VP, NewsCorp
In conversation with John Kennedy, Editor, Silicon Republic

12.00.12.10

KEYNOTE

Beyond 12

Alex Bernadotte, Founder, Beyond 12

12.10-12.40

PANEL

Building an Inclusive Education System in STEM

Alex Bernadotte, Founder, Beyond 12
Mark Ferguson, Director-General, SFI
Christine Loscher, Research Director, DCU

12.40-1.30

KEYNOTES

Change through the Power of Social Media

Lian Bell, Organiser, Waking the Feminists
Sinead Burke, Blogger, Activist, Researcher
Sue Black, Author, Saving Bletchley Park

1.30-2.30

Lunch

2.30-3.00

KEYNOTES

Recruiting, Retaining and Leading Diverse Teams

Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, Accenture
Judith Williams, Global Head of Diversity, Dropbox

3.00-3.25

PANEL

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Ellyn Shook,
Judith Williams,
Margot Slattery, President Sodexo Ireland
Stuart Warner, Head of Technology, Fidelity International

3.25–4.00

KEYNOTES

Future of Work

Adrienne Gormley, Global Head of Customer Experience, Dropbox
Katherine Von Jan, Managing Director, Strategic Innovation, Salesforce
Monica Parker, Founder, HATCH Analytics

4.00-4.15

Restroom Break

4.15-4.55

KEYNOTES

Building Authentic Networks and Relationships

Poornima Vijayashanker, Founder, Femgineer
Maureen Taylor, co-founder, SNP Comms
Kelly Hoey, Investor, Laconia Capital
Tamara McCleary, Founder, Thulium

4.55-5.20

PANEL

Board Participation and Executive Leadership

Raju Narisetti, Senior VP, NewsCorp
Lauren States, Harvard Leadership Fellow
Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
Michelle Cullen, Accenture (Guest Chair)

5.20-5.40

KEYNOTE

The Experienced Economy - an untapped goldmine

Jeanne M Sullivan, Founder, StarVest Partners

5.40

Closing remarks – Shuttle Bus/Walk to Fringe

FRIDAY, JULY 1ST

7.45-9.00

Registration/Coffee

9.00-9.10

OPEN

Opening Remarks

Ann O’Dea, Founder, Inspirefest

9.10–9.25

KEYNOTE

The Collaborative Economy

Robin Chase, Co-founder, Zipcar

9.25-9.55

PANEL

What Now for the Collaborative/Sharing Economy?

Robin Chase, Co-founder, Zipcar
Jules Coleman, Co-founder, Hassle.com
Nilofer Merchant, Author, ‘Onlyness’

9.55-10.30

KEYNOTES

Leading through Design Thinking

Alan Siegel, President and CEO, Siegelvision
Mark Curtis, Founder, Fjord
Lorna Ross, Director of Design, Mayo Clinic

10.30–11.00

PANEL

Designing Human-centric Products and Services for the 21st Century

Alan Siegel,
Mark Curtis,
Lorna Ross, Director of Design, Mayo Clinic
Lara Hanlon, Designer, IBM Studios

11.00-11.20

Coffee Break

11.20-12.10

KEYNOTES

Transforming Health

Charlotte Blease, Centre for Medical Humanities, Leeds University
Adrian Bennis, Amgen
Lisa Helen, PHD Researcher, Tyndall National Institute
Dónal Holland, Developer, Soft Robotics Toolkit
Conor Hanley, CEO, FIRE1

12.10-12.30

KEYNOTES

The Fintech Opportunity

Hazel Moore, Co-founder, FirstCapital
Claire Calmejane, Director of Innovation, Lloyds

12.30-1.00

PANEL

Fintech and the Coming Blockchain Revolution

Hazel Moore,
Claire Calmejane,
David Tighe, Head of Innovation, Bank of Ireland

1.00-2.00

Lunch

2.00-2.20

KEYNOTES

Next Generation Outbox Incubator

Mary Carty, Co-founder, Outbox Incubator
Niamh Scanlon, EU Digital Girl of the Year 2015

2.20-2.40

PANEL

Future Leaders

Mary Carty
Niamh Scanlon
Edel Browne, Co-founder, Free Feet
Vanessa Greene, Founder and Host, Echoing STEM
Elle Loughran, STEM Student and Blogger

2.40-2.50

Q&A

Future Leaders

Karla O'Brien

2.50-3.20

IGNITION TALKS

The Founders

Sinéad Kenny, Founder, DiaNia Technologies
Jamila Abass, Founder, M-Farm
Nora Khaldi, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Nuritas

3.20-3.50

Coffee Break

3.50-4.20

KEYNOTES

The Investors

Vicki Saunders, Founder, SheEO
Adam Quinton, Founder and CEO, Lucas Point Ventures, with Claudia Iannazzo, Partner, Pereg Ventures
Sharon Vosmek, Astia Angels

4.20-4.50

PANEL

The Investors: What's New Since Inspirefest 2015

Victoria Pettibone, Managing Director, Astia
Sharon Vosmek,
Adam Quinton,
Claudia Iannazzo,
Kara Swisher, Recode (Guest Chair)

4.50-5.10

KEYNOTES

The Fashion Sector - overlooked opportunities?

Liz Jackson, The Inclusive Fashion & Design Collective
Carrie Hammer, Role Models Not Runway Models

5.10-5.55

MASTERCLASS

The Science of Happiness

Dr Maureen Gaffney, Psychologist and Author of ‘Flourishing’

5.55

Closing remarks – Shuttle Bus/Walk to Fringe

Please note the schedule is provisional and is subject to minor change.

fringe

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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