Theme: Innovation and Creativity
April 5th, 2014
About this event
Seldom do two independent concepts connect as well as Fulbright and TEDx. The Fulbright Scholarship Program nurtures mutual understanding and respect across cultures by the exchange of compassionate, socially aware individuals, serving as ambassadors across all fields of professional engagement. TEDx, similarly, has shown immense promise in furthering ideas for the benefit of all societies in a way that is both personable (revolutionary story-telling) and powerful (demonstrating incredible feats of intellect, creativity, and collaboration). It is our continuing wish to provide Fulbright alumni with a TEDx framework to most effectively excite and gather others to join efforts in working for the sake of humanity's progress.
TEDxFulbrightDublin will compose a full-day program for 100 participants with 16 talks of between 5 and 18 minutes, networking breaks, lunch, facilitated activities and a closing reception. Visionary, dynamic, and succinct talks will be delivered by rising members, established alumni and friends of the Fulbright community based on the TED conference structure. Speakers are composed of researchers, entrepreneurs, academics, designers, musicians, performers, and more. The full program will be announced soon
Design Principal for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralymic Games at London 2012. Kevin was a Fulbright Scholar to Yale University. His talk is entitled Designed to Inspire: Lessons from 2012.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow whose focus is on cognitive science, philosophy of science and medicine. Her talk is entitled The Medicine Game: Healthcare’s Dirty Secrets and What Everyone should Know about the Art of Medicine.
Sheryl Sorby’s talk, Recruiting women for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), will discuss her experience of how training in spatial thinking can improve performance in STEM courses, particularly amongst women.
Julie Doyle‘s talk is called Empowering Healthy Aging with Good Design. Julie is the lead Human Computer Interaction and User Experience research fellow in applied technology design projects to support active and healthy ageing at CASALA and the Netwell Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Catarina Marvão’s talk is entitled Dancing as a source of success and happiness and it explores the importance of dance to broader successes in life. Catarina is a Post-doctoral Researcher at Stockholm School of Economics and Trinity College Dublin, working in the areas of Industrial Economics and Finance.
Breandán Mac Ardghail
Breandán Mac Ardghail’s talk is entitled Gaelscoilis: An error-laden pidgin or a deviously creative creole?. By exploring the weird and wonderful linguistic features of the language spoken in Irish immersion schools, he offers an alternative perspective on the non-native schoolyard Irish of Gaelscoil pupils. In 2012, Breandán was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at the University of Montana.