TEDxDrogheda is coming to the North-East of Ireland. TEDxDrogheda is officially launched by Gavin Duffy, RTE’s Dragon’s Den, on Wednesday 8th June 2016. It will take place in the Droichead Arts Centre on 17th September 2016 and will provide a broad interpretation of the theme “FutureWealth”, with presentations by speakers from our local community and further afield.  A call out for speakers is currently taking place on TEDxDrogheda website: http://tedxdrogheda.com/ , deadline for submissions – 8th July 2016.

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The organizing committee consists of Graham O’Rourke – Chairman of The Mill Enterprise Hub; Anna Kurtisa – administrator at The Mill Enterprise Hub; Alan Costello – CEO of Ruby Consulting; Orla Moloney – Director of Droichead Arts Centre; and Orlaith Carmody – former RTE news reporter and Managing Director of Mediatraining.ie.

“We are interested in asking whether the concept of FutureWealth is related to money or whether it involves something much broader such as creativity, social equality, health or environment”, said Orla Moloney, the Director of Droichead Arts Centre. 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.

“We will support speakers with some training and practice, so no one should be put off by the thought that doing a TEDx talk is out of reach” said Orlaith Carmody, who has spoken twice at TEDx events. “We are looking for speakers of all ages and backgrounds, who have a great idea worth sharing.”

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 Graham O’Rourke.

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.

TEDxDrogheda is a non-profit event and organizers would welcome any sponsorship or contribution from companies or individuals.

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