Find out more about applying for TEDxDrogheda in the radio interview with one of our committee members, Seán Ó Cearrúlláin, as per 19 Sept 2017
(5:25 to 15:00)
TEDxDrogheda is back! The second TEDx event in the North-East of Ireland has been officially launched on Monday, 28th August 2017 under the title “Private Lives”. The event will be hosted in the Droichead Arts Centre on 3rd November 2017 and will provide a broad interpretation of the theme “Identity”, with presentations by artists, social activists, entrepreneurs, historians, and academics from our local community. A call out for speakers is currently taking place on TEDxDrogheda website: http://tedxdrogheda.com/ , deadline for submissions – 30th September 2017.
The organising committee consists of Anna Kurtisa – administrator at The Mill Enterprise Hub, Orlaith Carmody – former RTE news reporter and Managing Director of Gavin Duffy and Associates, Seán Ó Cearrúlláin – director of Sky High Productions, Georgina McKenna – director of Count Her In, Barry James and Denise Fay – speakers of TEDxDrogheda 2016.
“We are interested in asking whether the concept of Identity is related to personality or whether it involves something much broader such as our health, creativity, social equality, or environment”, said Orlaith Carmody, the Managing Director of Gavin Duffy and Associates. “TEDxDrogheda represents technology, the arts, education, youth programmes, business and not-for-profit organisations. Our common aim is to reach a diverse cross-section of our community and ensure a truly inspirational set of topics and talks”, said Anna Kurtisa.
Because TEDx events are intentionally small, designed to be intimate events that provoke discussion and promote connection, the seating at TEDxDrogheda will be limited to 100. “We are seeking an audience representing the broadest possible range of the community, including local residents and other members of the general public who are inspired by ideas and interested in connecting with others who share the same passion for knowledge”, concluded Anna Kurtisa.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at €30 for a Standard Ticket, and €15 for a Concession Ticket (students, unemployed, and senior members 65+).
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