Here’s The Line-Up Of Speakers For The Tralee TEDx Event

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Anthony Garvey and Caroline Reidy are just two of the local speakers at the upcoming TEDx Tralee event.

TEDxTralee takes place at Siamsa Tíre Theatre this October and the line-up is a diverse and exciting one.

The independently organised event, licensed by TED, will feature local and national voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of ‘New Beginnings’. Local speakers include author Anthony Garvey and Caroline Reidy of the HR Suite among others.

TEDx Tralee, taking place on October 15 from 9am to 9pm, will feature foyer activations, short films and main stage presentations from an eclectic group of Speakers from a variety of backgrounds and unique experiences all sharing their stories and big ideas.

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From an initial submission of forty six, the following eighteen speakers have been selected and have been, over the past number of weeks, been work shopping their scripts for presentation in October.

Speakers at TEDxTralee include:

• Alan Carrigan – Challenging your perception of Disability
• Anthony Garvey – How to Present……”Naked”
• Breanndan O Beaghlaoich – Protecting Our Unique Heritage of Language
• Caroline Reidy – The importance of Asking the Right Questions
• Chris Barrett – The Greatest Inspiration comes from Nature
• Christine Duff – You don’t need to live the diagnoses
• Ciara McCullough – One Decision Away from the Life we were Born to Live
• Colm O’Brien – Serve not Sell to “The Man on the Train”
• Donal O’Leary – Poet, Philosopher, Thinker with a unique view of Life
• Edel Lawlor – Remembering and Releasing the Child Within
• Grett O’Connor Buckley – The Lens is your Friend
• Jeff Colley – Treading lightly on the Earth with Sustainable Building
• Jennifer Maher – Finding Your Buzz
• Kate Moore – The Power of Creativity
• Ken Gibson – The Mission to finally eradicate a Biblical Disease
• Liam Moggan – “It Depends” There is more than One Right Answer
• Nadia Ramoutar – The Art of Living as an Art Form
• Stephen Treacy – Integrating and Inviting the Global Diaspora back Home

Speaking at the Ticket Sale Launch Curators Bryan Carr and James Finnegan thanked all those who applied for the event, and hoped that this will be the first in a legacy of TEDxTralee events.

“We are delighted, proud and honored to be able to give these wonderful, inspiring and thought provoking speakers and their talks a platform, not only to Tralee, but they also demonstrate and present the best of Kerry and Ireland to the worldwide TED audience.”

Tickets are currently available for €80 at for TEDx Tralee’s 12 hours of  talks from the 18 speakers.

A limited introductory offer is currently available which includes with your Conference Ticket light breakfast, lunch and evening snack. For more information about TEDxTralee, please visit or our Facebook page TEDxTralee.

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organised events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe with 32 Million subscribers alone on the TEDx YouTube Channel.

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