Thursday November 12th
TEDxDublin is an independently organised TED event coming to Dublin, Ireland on November 12th with a special focus on design to tie in with the current WHAT IF... exhibtion in Science Gallery. We're finalising the line up but so far we have the following speakers confirmed:
Merritt Bucholz - http://www.bmcea.com/
Kate Coleman, Founder of Right to Sight
Kate Coleman is the founder of Right to Sight - a unique collection of world experts from corporate, eye care and government sectors with the specific goal to eliminate preventable blindness in the world. The next phase of this project is to roll out a training simulator built on Microsoft games software and using two Wiimotes, that will help student surgeons practice the surgical techniques used during cataract operations by performing virtual surgery on a computer-generated eye.
Mark Leslie, Managing Director of Martello Media
You're probably more familiar with the work of Mark Leslie and his team at Martello Media than you might think. This team of architects, writers, museum experts, exhibition designers, graphic artists, filmmakers and computer programmers, work together to design unique interactive experiences are most recently responsible for the award winning designs at Guinness Storehouse, Cliffs of Moher Centre and the WB Yeats Exhibition at the National Library.
Tom Hadfield, Creator of Soccer.net and heading up the Le Whif Project
Tom Hadfield created Soccernet, a sports Internet company that was sold to ESPN for $40 million when he was 17 years old. Two years later, he and his father were able to raise millions of dollars to launch the education website Schoolsnet.com. Tom is currently working for The Labo Group in Paris where he heads up Le Whif. Le Whif is a revolutionary new way of eating chocolate - by breathing it! Imagine, chocolate without the calories.
Simon Dennehy from Perch.ie,
Ergonomic Furniture for Primary Schools Simon Dennehy's work on ergonomic furniture for primary schools is aimed at rectifying the fundamental problems associated with the current selection of school furniture being used in primary schools in both Ireland, and globally. Currently, very few credible design solutions exist.
Please note that tickets are extremely limited and will go on sale on Thursday 5th November at midday (Irish time). To purchase a ticket you need to be a member of Science Gallery - sign up today to make sure that you don't miss out. http://j.mp/TEDxDublin
On the facebook event page - http://j.mp/TedxDublin
On twitter http://twitter.com/TedxDublin
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