Ireland's Edge- Migration Nation
09:00 - 12:00
Taking place at the most westerly tip of Europe, in Dingle, Co Kerry Ireland’s Edge 2017- Migration Nation will bring together high-level influencers and thinkers from a range of sectors including members of the diaspora community, FDI companies, artists, academics, commentators and policy makers.
The two day conference will provide a platform for debate, discussion and ideas, exploring the role of the Irish diaspora, what it means to be Irish abroad, and how we might harness this immense resource, a collective knowledge and experience that is widely dispersed throughout the world.
Ireland’s Edge 2017- Migration Nation will explore Ireland’s relationship with its diaspora through the lenses of culture and creativity, and in the context of a rapidly changing political and societal world climate.Places will be limited at the Conference so please register early to avoid disappointment
//CONTRIBUTORS 2017 //
Film editor and Emmy nominated award winning documentary director of ‘The Farthest ‘ the story of the twin Voyager 1& 2s pace mission.
//Professor Genevieve Bell//
Anthropologist, technologist and futurist. Professor and Director of the 3A Institute at the Australian National University. Former lecturer in Anthropology and Native American Studies at Stanford University. Senior Fellow at Intel.
Celebrated Irish artist best known for his large-scale works that take the form of real-time computer simulations.
Author of the Coppola Comment finance & economics blog. Contributor to Forbes and the BBC. Quoted in The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Guardian.
//Dr. Nora Ní Loideain//
Lecturer in Law and Director of the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). Affiliated Lecturer at the Cambridge Faculty of Law.
Irish documentary director and producer. Most recently known his viral documentary, Pitching Up, published by the Guardian.
Writer. Winner of Newcomer of the Year at the 2016 Irish Book Awards and The Rooney Prize for Irish Fiction in 2017, for debut novel Red Dirt.
//Dr Christopher Kissane//
Historian journalist and writer on migration. A former lecturer in Economic History at London School of Economics & Political Science. BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker.
Mick Moloney is the author of “Far From the Shamrock Shore: The story of Irish American History Through Song”. He teaches at New York University in the Irish Studies program.
//Ciaran Cannon, TD//
Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development.
//Piarás Mac Éinrí//
Lecturer in Geography and European Studies at the Department of Geography in University College Cork. Former Director the inter-disciplinary Irish Centre for Migration Studies.
Editor of The Observer. In July 2017 John took on interim leadership of Guardian US. He will return to continue his Observer editorship this Autumn.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New Technology Group at Intel Corporation
CEO IDA Ireland
Associate editor of the Observer and was previously Home News Editor at The Independent and Washington Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph.
Director of Product Design at Intercom
Head of Innovation Incubation and Site Lead for Research Impact at Nokia Bell Labs.
Executive Director of Nokia Bell Labs Ireland
//Sr Lena Deevy//
Former Executive Director of the Irish International Immigrant Center Boston. Now working with migrant communities in Ireland.
Founder of arts advocacy initiative #KickUpTheArts and #Artskickers Awards, which rewards individuals and organisations in East London who excel in impacting the lives of people through the arts.
Michelle Mulcahy is one of Ireland’s most talented and gifted multi-instrumentalists in Irish traditional music today. She is considered to be one of Ireland’s most adroit and creative harpers..
Zainab Boladale from Ennis, Co. Clare has become the newest presenter on news2day, RTÉ’s news service for a young audience, and the first RTÉ news anchor of Afro-Irish heritage..
Sociologist, socio-cultural animator, and journalist behind the New faces of Ireland show at Radio Corca Baiscinn. Co-founder of Folkowisko Association (Poland) and Polish Irish Association (Ireland)..