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This event occurred on
September 13, 2014
1:00pm - 8:00pm IST
(UTC +1hr)
Dublin, D

Many of today’s most popular careers didn’t exist ten years ago. Our politics, our leisure time, and even large parts of continents and oceans are changing more rapidly than ever. Businesses aren’t just innovating in their field, they are inventing entirely new industries.
We find ourselves in a new landscape, full of possibilities, uncertainties, and sea changes.
How will you shape the new landscapes of tomorrow?

Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Grand Canal Square
Dublin, D
Event type:
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Gemma Jackson

As Production Designer on Game of Thrones, Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Gemma Jackson has brought new landscapes and fictional universes to life.

Lord David Puttnam

Having produced award-winning films, including The Mission and Chariots of Fire, Lord David Puttnam now explores new landscapes at the intersection of media, education and policy.

Lisa-Ann Gershwin

Scientist and author of Stung!, Lisa-Ann Gershwin is an expert on jellyfish, animals that are quickly becoming the masters of our oceans.

Joseph Roche

As a candidate for the Mars One mission, astrophysicist at Trinity College Dublin, Joseph Roche, could be one of the first humans to set foot on the Martian landscape.

Niamh Gallagher

Co-founder of Women for Election, Niamh Gallagher, is driven to change the landscape of politics in Ireland by inspiring and equipping women to succeed in politics.

John Lonergan

Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan, has spent his career exploring the factors that lead young people towards crime and believes that education has the potential to transform society.

Vera Regan

Sociolinguist Vera Regan is a researcher at University College Dublin, and her work explores the relationship between our cultural landscape and our changing language.


Panti is Ireland’s foremost “gender discombobulater” and “accidental activist”.Her ten minute oration about homophobia on the stage of the National Theatre earlier this year became a national and international sensation.

James Carrigan

As co-founder and creative director of Sugru, James Carrigan’s mission is to get the world fixing again. In 2012 he co-founded Fixperts with Daniel Charny, a social project that applies the design process to small fixing challenges that can make a big difference.

Helen Shenton

As the former Executive Director of Harvard Library in the US and the current Librarian and Archivist at Trinity College Dublin, Helen Shenton is passionate about the power of collections and the role of information in people’s lives in this new digital landscape.

Kevin Gildea

Award winning writer, actor and comedian Kevin Gildea’s current work focuses on Ireland’s post-bust landscape and the words we use to describe it.

Kevin McGuigan

The Solar Disinfection Research Group at RCSI led by Kevin McGuigan develops new technologies to deactivate waterborne pathogens using real and simulated sunlight . He also coordinates several clean water programmes in developing countries.

Andy Wheeler

Marine geologist at UCC, Andy Wheeler, has spent his career exploring the deepest darkest parts of our oceans discovering the secrets these landscapes have to share.

Organizing team


Dublin, Ireland


Dublin, Ireland
  • Shaun O'Boyle
  • Tessa Delahanty
    Organising team
  • Peter Stafford
    Organising team
  • Diane McSweeney
    Production Assistant
  • Sarah Flanagan
    Production Assistant