Dublin Talks - 6 Speakers, 6 Minutes, 6 Big Ideas
Dublin Talks is a series of inspiring talks by and about Irish people with big and interesting ideas and they want to share their ideas with you. 6 Speakers, 6 Minutes, 6 Big Ideas.
The first Dublin Talks took place on 3rd September . The speakers were:
* Peter Heffernan (Marine Institute) “Did you know 90% of Ireland is under water?”
* Rose Anne Kenny (TCD & TILDA) “How healthy communities will help you live longer”
* Ivan Coulter (Sigmoid Pharma) “Unlocking the innovation potential embedded in our pharma sector”
* Pete Lunn (ESRI) “How behavioural economics can be used for good or ill”
* Kevin McDonnell (UCD) “What renewal energy can do for Ireland”
* John Dunne (Intune Networks) “The inbuilt flaw in the itnernet - and what we need to do about it”
The Second Dublin Talks was held on 15 October to mark the first day of Innovation Dublin 2012. The speakers were:
* Barry Smyth (UCD) “How computers help us become smarter by harnessing our collective brainpower”
* Luke O’Neill (TCD) “How do you find a cure for cancer?”
* John Crown (DCU) “Thoughtfulness”
* Emmeline Hill (UCD) “Why racehorses run fast, and what we can learn from them”
* Fergus Shanahan (UCC) “Microbes made me”
* Claire Wardle (Storyful) “How social media is making the news, and what that means for you”
The MC for the two Dublin Talks was Claire O’Connell, Freelance Journalist and Contributor to the Irish Times.
To listen to the inspiring Dublin Talks which have been held so far, Click here.
Dublin Talks is organised by Dublin City Council and the Royal Irish Academy as part of Innovation Dublin 2012 and with support from Dublin City of Science 2012.
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