This year TEDxFulbrightDublin asks Ireland, what is its “Notion of a Nation”? On Sunday 9 September, ten speakers will take to the Tivoli Theatre stage in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties to explore their ideas worth sharing.

TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018 will address a diverse range of topics under this theme including Irish culture, justice, consent, direct provision, environmental sustainability and well-being.

Amongst the impressive speaker line-up is Dr Emilie Pine, author of the Irish bestseller ‘Notes to Self’ recently published by Tramp Press. Dr Pine, currently Associate Professor in Drama at UCD, undertook research at UC Berkeley through a Fulbright Award in 2010. Her TEDxFulbrightDublin talk will explore the influence and impact that institutions can have globally.

TEDx events aim to discover ideas and spark conversations in local communities. Through its social media channels, TEDxFulbrightDublin has asked the public what “Notion of a Nation” means to them –  responses have varied from ‘inclusion’ and ’diversity’, to ‘potential’ and ‘growth’.

As part of the TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018 Artist Programme, NCAD Graduate Andrew Wielens and the Bridge Project (a community-based alternative to custody for adults with a history of offending, based on Francis Street) have been invited to collaborate on an art installation that explores these ideas.

TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018 is generously supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ireland, the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Irish Fulbright Alumni Association.

First round tickets have now sold-out. Final round tickets on sale from 9am Friday 17 August, visit for further information. Follow the conversation on Twitter #TEDxFulbrightDublin.

Speaker Line up for TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018:

Brian Barry            How Judges Judge
Elaine Byrnes         Consent: An Education
Finian Fallon           The Need for Empathy in our Working Lives
Aine Gallagher        Irish Language Matters
Roisin Hyde            Geopolymer – a concrete foundation for building a sustainable future
Ailbhe Kenny          A Musical Place for Children who are Displaced
Philip McKinley        Why every Nation needs a Harp
Alanna O’Malley      The United Nations: From Blue Helmets to Blue Skies
Emilie Pine              Why we should Look Back to Look Forward: A Global History of Total Institutions
Joe Slattery            My Therapist Eats Grass: Equine Therapy as an Alternative

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