Preparations under way for TEDxWexford
Preparations are going full steam ahead for TEDxWexford which takes place in the National Opera House on Friday, November 24.
TEDxWexford is based on the concept of sharing ideas and looking at how science, politics, media, commerce, sports, education, agriculture and the arts will respond to today's challenge.
During TEDxWexford the audience will enjoy TEDtalks and videos and live speakers who will spark deep discussions and connections in small groups.
Speakers at the event include: Irish peace activist Caoimhe Buttlery; broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe; Peter Sheeky; Roie Galitz; Colm Mac Con Iomaire; Yusuf Omar; Dr Emmanuel G. Reynaud and Linda Sheridan.
Caoimhe as worked for five years with social justice, accessible primary health-care and human rights projects with women community organisers, indigenous and refugee communities in Latin America and the Middle East. She has spent the past years involved in refugee, undocumented and migrant support initiatives in Ireland, Greece, Lebanon and Calais.
Social justice and mental health broadcaster Dil has one vision and that is to create an inclusive and equal Ireland where all residents can live a fuller and more authentic life.
Peter who works with the Intercultural Storytelling Project (ISP) is a researcher and practitioner in the field of second language learning for refugees and migrants in Ireland. .
In his talk renowned wildlife photographer and Greenpeace Mediterranean ambassador Roie will share endangered animals' stories as seen through his lens.
Colm is an Irish musician from Blackrock in Dublin. He plays violin and sings vocals with rock group The Frames. Mac Con Iomaire has been involved with The Frames since 1990 and has been a touring member of The Swell Season since 2006.
Yusuf who is the co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories, is the former CNN Senior Social Media Reporter on Snapchat and former Mobile Editor at the Hindustan Times in India where he empowered 750 journalists to tell stories with their phones. He has been a foreign correspondent with just his phone since 2010 and covered the Syrian civil war. At Hashtag Our Stories, he's empowering mobile video storytelling communities around the world, creating shows in every language.
Dr Emmanuel is keen biologist and a 3D imaging expert. His interest ranges from imaging entire coral reefs using simple kites and mobile phones to advanced 3D microscopy techniques. He designed and coordinated a unique imaging suite on the Schooner Tara for a circumnavigation of the Earth and edited a book on 'Imaging Marine Life'
Linda is mindful meditation coach that has spent her entire working life in the corporate private sector. Linda is a philanthropist with a keen focus on humanity and social responsibility, more recently a poet and spoken word artist. She is a charity event coordinator, a committee member responsible for the running of Wexford's Able Disable club and a family support guide with Chernobyl Aid Ireland.
Tickets which are priced €27 can be purchased from the National Opera House.