TEDxDrogheda re­turns for sec­ond year

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

THE sec­ond an­nual TEDxDrogheda event has been of­fi­cially launched un­der the theme ‘Private Lives’ and is look­ing for speak­ers for the up­com­ing event.;

The event will be hosted in the Droic­head Arts Cen­tre on Novem­ber 3rd and will pro­vide a broad in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the theme ‘iden­tity’ with pre­sen­ta­tions by the likes of en­trepreneurs, his­to­ri­ans and aca­demics.

A call out for speak­ers is cur­rently tak­ing place on TEDxDrogheda web­site: http://tedxdrogheda.com/ - the dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Septem­ber 30th.

The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee con­sists of Anna Kur­tisa – ad­min­is­tra­tor at The Mill En­ter­prise Hub, Or­laith Car­mody – for­mer RTE news re­porter and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Me­di­a­train­ing.ie and Seán Ó Cear­rúl­láin – di­rec­tor of Sky High Pro­duc­tions.

‘We are in­ter­ested in ask­ing whether the con­cept of Iden­tity is re­lated to per­son­al­ity or whether it is in­flu­enced by some­thing much broader such as money, cul­ture, tech­nol­ogy, art and fash­ion,’ ex­plained Or­laith Car­mody.

TEDxDrogheda rep­re­sents a broad range of fields in­clud­ing 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 Gra­ham O’Rourke.

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,’ said Anna Kur­tisa.

Tick­ets will go on sale this month, priced at €30 for a Stan­dard Ticket, and €15 for a Con­ces­sion Ticket (stu­dents, un­em­ployed, and se­nior mem­bers 65+). For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit http://tedxdrogheda.com/ or fol­low @ TEDxDrogheda on Face­book and Twitter for in­stant up­dates.

Get­ting ready for TEDx Drogheda

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