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Simon Anholt

Founder of the Good Country, Honorary Professor of Political Science and Author

9.30 - 10.45

Morning Keynotes

‘It was the best of times it was the worst of times’ – challenge and inspiration for Dublin, Ireland, and the wider world on key facing issues facing society today.
Patrick Prendergast + Simon Anholt


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The Secret Millionaire

A successful business–person and leading Irish philanthropist and activist

11.00 - 12.15

‘Ireland’s Secret Millionaire’

Time in the armchair with one of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs, who is using his resources for Good around this island and beyond. Hear the story, and ask your questions!


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Mark McGreevy

CEO DePaul International – one of the world’s largest homeless charities.

13.30 - 14.45

Homelessness: a Global, and Local Shame

Homelessness affects 100 million people around the world. Understand what is happening to authentically recognise and fix the homelessness problems in Ireland – and learn how this relates to a global perspective.


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Cliona Hannon

Director, Trinity Access Program – bringing third level education to marginalised young people

15.00 - 16.15

Breaking Boundaries in Education – Including the Excluded

Cliona Hannon (Trinity Access Program), Michael Shevlin and Hugo McNeil (The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities) lead a seminar on the groundbreaking education amongst some of Ireland’s most marginalised groups.


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Linda Doyle

Dean of Research Trinity College, The University of Dublin

16.30 - 17.45

Researching The Future – research for the 90%

A discussion to inspire & inform us concerning the best of what is happening in modern research, to meet the needs of the wider societies in search of more ‘good.’


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Luke O’Neill

Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’

19.30 - 21.30

Evening Croi

Special guests, music + inspiration + connection for the road that lies ahead Inc. Luke ONeill

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David Dickinson

Founder, Unlike Minds

11.00 - 17.45

Programme Run and Developed by the World Health Innovation Summit

As with last year, the health strand workshops will be managed by the World Health Innovation Summit, and hosted by David Dickinson.

This year’s focus is on the ever–increasing importance of information and meaning–making for guided self–care and well–being. The speakers will present their ideas for approximately fifteen minutes and will then be joined by a panel of three experts to respond to questions from the audience.


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Dr Amir Hannan

Chair, World Health Innovation Summit

11.00 - 12.15

The Partnership of Trust

Dr Amir Hannan is chair of the World Health Innovation Summit and a renowned innovator in strategies that empower patients to participate in their own healthcare.

Through his work as a GP in a busy inner–city practice, he has demonstrated the proven return on investment when people are empowered by the medical profession to take more control of their health and well–being. Amir refers to his approach to general practice as establishing and maintaining a “partnership of trust”


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Dr Clíona Ní Cheallaigh

Physician and Part–time Associate professor, Trinity College Dublin

13.30 - 14.45

Inclusion Health

The “partnership of trust” is also key to Clíona’s Inclusion Health programme.
As a part–time associate professor at Trinity College Dublin, and part–time as a physician, she provides innovative healthcare services for the people in Dublin who fall outside the system: often homeless with a history of drug use, sometimes presenting with multiple chronic physical and mental problems.

Clíona’s programme continues to demonstrate a return on investment, significantly reducing the disproportionate demand these patients would otherwise make on her hospital’s resources.


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Rebecca Torrance Jenkins

Academic Lead, Neurofiles Project

15.00 - 16.15

Neuroscience–informed Self–care and Learning

Healthcare, well–being and learning go hand in hand. Rebecca’s post–doctoral research into the relationship between neuroscience, learning and teaching has led to some impressive breakthrough results in schools.

Rebecca will share how children, given an understanding of how their brains function, working with teachers committed to teaching differently, learn more effectively and more efficiently. She will also share how she has recently broadened her research to parenting informed by neuroscience.


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Sean Hawkshaw

CEO of KBI Global Investors, Ireland

16.30 - 17.45

Investing in Self–care Innovation

The innovations discussed above and their potential returns are outside the funding framework of traditional healthcare provision – which is already under–resourced to undertake its given role.

As such, we must look to other forms of investment to pilot them. So our fourth speaker is Sean Hawkshaw, CEO of KBI Global Investments in Ireland, a big supporter of the UN Strategic Development Goals.
He sits on the Irish Investment Board and is keen to explore financial innovations such as the role of social impact investing.
David Dickinson


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Máirín Murray

Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder of Tech for Good Dublin.

11.00 - 17.45

Programme led by Máirín Murray

Máirín Murray will be our main host leading the panels throughout the day


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Moira Horgan

Head of Marketing, Business in the Community Ireland

11.00 - 12.15

Diversity + Equality in the Workplace

A Business in the Community Panel on what it means to value and practice equality in the workplace. Who is doing what to make a difference in the world of work in Irish companies?

Moira Hogan + guests


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Pio Smith

Chief of Staff at UNFPA (United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency).

13.30 - 14.45

The UN SDGs + Me

‘What do the sustainable development goals of the United Nations mean for every day folks like us?


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Máirín Murray

Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder of Tech for Good Dublin.

15.00 - 16.15

Tech for Good Panel.

Conversation, inspiration & connection for positive change in the inter–connected world of Tec! Mairin Murray + Amr Dawood

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Amr Dawood

Co–Founder The Good Summit

16.30 - 17.45

Good Social Enterprise Panel.

Experience and learning from honest to goodness practitioners in Ireland’s fast growing social enterprise scene. Hosted by Amr Dawood, with Iseult Ward & Aoibheann Obrien, Roger Warnock

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Quentin Crowley

Professor of Geology, TCD

11.00 - 12.15

Environmental Engagement Panel Experience

Conversation & clarity on the best of what is happening around Ireland and beyond, to meet environmental challenges facing the planet and understand how we can join in.

With Professor Quentin Crowley, Áine O’Gorman and Dublin Global Shaper


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David Blevins

Ireland Correspondent at Sky News

13.30 - 14.45

What the Feck is Happening up North?!?

Fr Martin MaGill, David Blevins, Naomi Long + Tim Mairs hold a conversation on relationships and common ground amongst those striving for ‘good’ in the north of this beautiful island.


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Deirdre Mortell

CEO – Social Innovation Fund Ireland

15.00 - 16.15

The Search for a better world?

What is making the difference around the globe through positive social impact?

With Simon Anholt, Deidre Mortell and Brett Bruin


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Trevor Ringland MBE

Founder, One Small Step. Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions rugby player

16.30 - 17.45

When Good Sport goes great!

Sport is healthy and enlivening for us all – but can it also help to cross boundaries, heal division and be a force for ‘good?’

With Trevor Ringland, Hugo McNeill and Amina Mustafa


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Dan Rogers

Head of Education at Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace

13.30 - 17.45

SDG Hackathon using Design Thinking

Facilitated by Dan Rogers and Dr Sonam Banka, this Hackathon will provide a platform for multiple disciplines to learn about and collaborate on projects that address our societal challenges using the established framework of Design Thinking.

These challenges may include climate change, food security, migration and conflict. Design thinking has its roots in industrial design and engineering, but borrows from a variety of disciplines, including ethnography, computer science, psychology, organisational learning and business.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore these problems from alternative perspectives, how they might impact their own discipline, and how their discipline might inform the solution. To achieve this, participants will work within multidisciplinary teams on projects that are not necessarily aligned to their area of expertise.

PLEASE NOTE: participation in this Hackathon needs to be pre–registered. More information to follow


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Tangent – Trinity’s Ideas Workspace

13.30 - 14.45

Tangent training: Social Innovation Workshop/Mini–hack


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Tangent – Trinity’s Ideas Workspace

15.00 - 16.15

Tangent training: Social Innovation Workshop/Mini–hack


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Tangent – Trinity’s Ideas Workspace

16.30 - 17.45

Tangent training: Social Innovation Workshop/Mini–hack


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