x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Innovation and Creativity

This event occurred on
April 5, 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm IST
(UTC +1hr)
Dublin, L

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

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Exchange Street Lower
Dublin 8
Dublin, L
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Kevin Owens

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.

Charlotte Blease

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

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

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 Marvao

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.

Moynagh Sullivan

Moynagh Sullivan lectures in English literature at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She held a Fulbright Fellowship in Irish Literature and Culture at UC Berkeley, California in 2009, and she previously held an IRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Moynagh’s talk is entitled Creativity and Play as Social Transformers in Emma Donoghue’s Room.

Ciaran Cuffe

Ciarán Cuffe is an architect and town planner. He chairs the Masters Programme in Urban Regeneration and Development at the Dublin Institute of Technology. In a former life he was a Green Party Minister with responsibility for climate change, planning and sustainable transport and travel. Ciaran is talking about Less is More: How Walkable Cities Save Lives and Make Us Happier.

Peter Tuite

Peter Tuite is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s leading classical musicians. Educated at Trinity College Dublin, the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Oxford, and formerly Senior Dean and Head of the Keyboard Faculty at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, he has achieved international acclaim for his performances throughout the world. Peter’s talk is entitled The Key, The Kinsmen, and the Hogshead – Measuring Artistic Success.

Patricia and Tom Werhane and Cunningham

Patricia H. Werhane and Tom Cunningham are presenting a talk entitled Hamlet and the Irish Banking Crisis. Patricia H. Werhane is the Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics, Managing Director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. She is currently a Visiting Fulbright Specialist to All Hallows College, Dublin. Tom Cunningham, originally from Dublin, is an Organisational Psychologist and Senior Wicklander Fellow, Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University, Chicago.

Daniel Forde

Danny Forde is a composer and musician from Dublin with a special interest in song-writing. He will present a composition for six voices, with a visual accompaniment by Aaron Heffernan, and lyrics by US Fulbrighter Lily Ackerman, entitled Sound Travels Under Water. Danny spent his Fulbright award at Berklee College of Music, Boston studying Jazz Performance and Composition. The singers are Georgia Cusack, Sallay Garnett, Tom Lane, Patrick O’Laoghaire, Sorcha Pollak, Siobhra Quinlan, with lighting by Zia Holly.

Paul Roe

Paul Roe plays the clarinet and has particular musical interests in performance, coaching, research, education and participative music making. Patrick Groenland is an Irish guitarist and composer. Paul and Patrick are performing a piece together entitled Warp, Weft, and Weave.

Organizing team


Dublin, Ireland


Heidelberg, Germany
  • Joanne Davidson
  • Diarmaid Keane
    Technical Lead