Ireland's Edge- Migration Nation

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 - Sat, 02 Dec 2017
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


//Emer Reynolds//
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.

//John Gerrard//
Celebrated Irish artist best known for his large-scale works that take the form of real-time computer simulations.

//Frances Coppola//
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.

//Maurice O'Brien//
Irish documentary director and producer. Most recently known his viral documentary, Pitching Up, published by the Guardian.

//Elizabeth Reapy//
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//
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.

//John Mulholland//
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.

//Josh Walden//
Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New Technology Group at Intel Corporation

//Martin Shanahan//
CEO IDA Ireland

//Julian Coman//
Associate editor of the Observer and was previously Home News Editor at The Independent and Washington Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph.

//Emmet Connolly//
Director of Product Design at Intercom

//Domhnaill Hernon//
Head of Innovation Incubation and Site Lead for Research Impact at Nokia Bell Labs.

//Julie Byrne//
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.

//Angie Gough//
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//
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//
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..

//Marcin Piotrowski//
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)..

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