TEDx Ballybofey

Category - Special Interest
Date - 12/04/2018 6:45 pm


TEDx profile imageThe world famous TEDx talks come to Ballybofey.

TED / TEDx brings it’s worldwide mission to create ‘ideas worth sharing’ to Donegal for the very first time with the stimulating and challenging theme of ‘Beyond Borders’.

Don’t miss this evening of inspiring, though-provoking and illuminating talks packed with local and national speakers – all with a Donegal connection. Using a combination of live TED-style speakers and pre-recorded TED talks we’ll explore borders in every sense of the word – physical, geographical, technical, spiritual and mental.

Get ready for an immersive, engaging and compelling evening proving, as we all know, “Up here it’s different!”

TEDx Ballybofey takes place on Thursday April 12th in The Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey at 6.45pm. Tickets are €30 available from The Balor Arts Centre Box Office on 0749131840 or online at www.balorartscentre.com. This event is limited to just 100 attendees so don’t miss out – book early!

Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TEDxBallybofey for speaker announcement and other exciting news in the coming weeks.

Compere for the evening will be Greg Hughes


Simon Berrow
Founder member of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and is currently their Head of Science

Ian Harkin
CEO and Co-Founder of Lottie Dolls

Nikki Bradley
Most Inspiring Person of the Year’ by Outsider Magazine and the winner of one of Ten Outstanding Young People awards in Ireland

Katie McGloin
Katie McGloin, 17, is the National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year & a European Enterprise Bronze Medalist. She is one of U Magazine 30 Most Inspiring Women under 30.

Susan McFeely
Susan is a National Team leader of the NGO, Shine- supporting people affected by mental ill health. She has presented nationally and international conferences on mental health and has published in psychoanalytic journals.

Paddy Cullivan
Paddy is a musician, a writer and a performer. His multimedia historical shows ‘Solutionism’, ‘The 10 Dark Secrets of the Irish Revolution’ and ’26 + 6 = 1′ have been performed all over Ireland and beyond.  

Alan Hook
Alan Hook is a Lecturer in Interactive Media and Research in New Media and Play at Ulster University.

Maria Gallo
Maria Gallo is a philanthropy researcher, with internationally recognised and award winning research in alumni engagement.  She holds a doctorate from the University of Sheffield in higher education and is the author of several publications on alumni engagement and volunteering.

Susan Adams
Susan is an environmentalist and educator in conservation and climate change.  She was awarded Eco Unesco leader of the Year in 2017 for her work in schools leading young people to make a direct impact on their environment.

‘Borders I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.’
– Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian Adventurer and Ethnographer