- 17 October 2011
Over a month of exciting, inspiring, innovative and creative events begin today!
This year’s Innovation Dublin festival runs until 18th November at venues all across the city and county. Our theme is ‘Innovation by Design’ and as part of the festival we're particularly proud to showcase a vast array of exciting design talent and to highlight the city’s bid to become World Design Capital 2014.
Check out the festival website where you can browse events and create your own diary of must-see talks, workshops, meet-ups and more. Most events are free but some require advance booking. Below are just a few highlights to whet your appetite!
The Dublin Web Summit: will bring over 50 international speakers from many of the leading tech companies to Dublin to address an audience of over 1,000 start ups, investors, professionals and other key influencers (October 27-28th).
Siemens Discovery Box: is an exciting interactive science workshop that gives children aged 7 -10 an opportunity to conduct experiments in energy, electricity, the environment and health. The Discovery Box is available to come to primary schools during the festival and some slots are still available! See the website for further details.
Afraid of the Dark? is a unique opportunity to discover how innovations in lighting technology could keep your lights on at lower cost (October 18th).
The Anatomy of Creativity: Hosted by BlockT and CreativeD, this unique exhibition will bring you on a journey through the minds and thought processes of the people shaping Dublin’s creative future (November 3rd).
RIAI Lecture Series: From November 1st - 4th 2011, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland will present a public lecture series on key buildings throughout the city.
Dublinked: Adam Greenfield, information architect and founder of Urbanscale will give the keynote speech at the launch of www.dublinked.ie, Dublin Region’s first Open Data Platform (October 18th).
Woodcollective - 'Carrying Capacity': This exhibition documents collaborations that fuse art, craft and design and explore form & placemaking through proto-typical works in and about wood and its environmental qualities and carrying capacity. (October 31st - November 16th).
DCEB Workshops: Dublin City Enterprise Board are running a series of workshops in October and November as part of the festival. These practical events will bring top experts together to help inform and educate businesses on various subjects.
Concern Technology, Design and Development Workshop: This workshop, aimed at transition year students, will explore the use of technology & design in helping the world's poorest people. Student places are still available! (November 10th).
...and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Check out the full programme at www.innovationdublin.ie.