RDS - Dublin, November 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2018
A Life Changing Day for Generation Z
What is Zeminar?
Zeminar is a social enterprise created to bring all those invested in the development and well-being of young people in Ireland to one place.
Zeminar is a Wellbeing & Education movement for Generation Z that caters for all 15-20 year olds and their parents, teachers, mentors and coaches, irrespective of academic ability or socio-economic background. Starting in 2016, we host the largest and most inclusive youth gathering ever seen in Ireland and in just 2 outings have already welcomed >30,000 attendees including 2,000 teachers; 220 Exhibitors; 125 Speakers/Performers through the doors.
Zeminar facilitates the introduction of young people to some of the best and most innovative organisations on this island. Throughout the event there are workshops, influential speakers, essential resources and fun activities. Attendees will leave the event with new knowledge to help them live happier, safer, and more fulfilling lives.
In addition Zeminar Presents is a talks series hosted on both Facebook and YouTube, whereby the messages delivered by Zeminar speakers are recorded and presented for all to see. Therefore, even if attendance is not possible, anyone can share in the impactful messages delivered at the event.
2018 Speakers ...so far
Diarmuid hitch-hiked to every county in Ireland with no money carrying a microwave to raise money for youth mental health. This whacky idea took him on an adventure of a lifetime - over 12 days Diarmuid traveled thousands of miles all over Ireland without a penny, relying completely on strangers, spending hours in the freezing rain and making it all across the country.He's planning to hitch hike across the world with no money and a microwave to raise as much money for charity as possible.
Keeping it Real
Having left home at 15 to join Ipswich Town FC and pursue a career as a professional footballer Shane retired from the game aged 22 and returned to Ireland to play Gaelic football with his local club and Dublin before returning to football three years ago with Bohemian FC. He is a qualified life coach and mentor who uses his unique experiences to help people of all ages navigate the pressures and challenges that life can throw at them.
Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa
Ciara-Beth is on a mission to show the world that Autism doesn’t define a person. Diagnosed with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder when she was 14, she uses her personal experiences to help build and shape resources for other people on the Autism Spectrum, and is sharing her story to help combat the stigma surrounding Autism.
Achieving Goals Without Gender Roles
Katie is the 18 year old founder of K.T. Clothing Co., Ireland's first gender neutral clothing brand. Katie is the National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 & a European Enterprise Bronze Medalist. She is one of U Magazine's 30 Most Inspiring Women under 30. Katie has spoken at numerous events and contributed to many publications on gender and the stereotypes associated with it.
Dr. Colman Noctor
Maintaining Well-being in a Digital Age
Dr. Colman Noctor is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in SPMHS and an Assistant Prof in TCD. Colman has a special interest in developing healthy relationships with technology in order to maintain mental well-being. Colman’s Doctoral Research explored why we engage in self disclosure on Online Social Networks.
From Bungee Jumps to Panic Attacks
Enda is a highly respected Cognitive Behavioural Therapist / Consultant and leading Mental Health Author who has spent 25 years developing a unique tried and tested CBT approach to mental health that consistently produces a creditable record of success in mental health management. He is a best selling author who regularly appears on TV and on radio.
How your Mind is like Facebook
Niamh is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland. Niamh regularly contributes to media (2fm, Newstalk, The Irish Examiner, The Sunday Times). She has a part-time private practice in south Dublin since 2004 and runs her own business, Mindworks.ie. She is also Chairperson of the Board for TeenLine Ireland (voluntary role).
Life in the Stretch Zone
Pat is a best selling author, world traveler and high performance coach. He is passionate about helping people 'upgrade' their thinking to find more passion, purpose and fulfillment from all aspects of life. Pat's groups have raised over €250,000 for local charities in Ireland and are currently building a school in Nepal, a chance to promote youth leadership and education.
Choosing a Career with Purpose
Darren is the CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, a non-profit organisation focused on solving social problems in Ireland quickly and effectively. He is also the Chair of Soar, a social enterprise that helps teenagers to develop their emotional resilience and find their passion.
Fearless Like A Child
Jack is an optimistic realist and passionate about the magic each one of us holds within us. Following a spinal cord injury aged 20 which left me with 15% muscle function I chose not to allow this to hinder me but to leverage it as an opportunity for growth, learning and development.
The Power of Resilience
Caradh is a Champion Kickboxer and Kareteka. Four years ago she was diagnosed with a debilitating and incurable disease; Crohns Disease. Caradh now speaks about the challenges and adversity she faced while overcoming and living with this disease, and the journey to regaining her Kickboxing World Cup Crown and training for the Olympic Games.
The Power of Words
Brian was a chronic heroin addict for 15 years. Instead of perceiving his addiction as a failure, he embraced a second chance at life and went to university to study the complexities of the human mind. He is now a researcher in Trinity College studying the neuroscience of mindfulness.
Deborah was homeless at 13, pregnant at 14 and a mother by 15; she is now 24 and a Senior Associate at PwC. She recently began sharing her story to help change the stigma attached with homelessness and recently founded The Hope Ireland Project.
Micheál is a TV and Radio Presenter, but for one week only he drops everything and becomes the Zeminar MC.
Stephen Cluskey is an award-winning entrepreneur, TEDx and public speaker, disability advocate and everything in between. Having suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury at the tender age of just 18, which left Stephen paralysed from the neck down, he has since gone on to achieve, in a short time, more than most would in a lifetime.
Connecting & Belonging
Psychotherapist, bestselling author, and public speaker; much of Stella’s counselling and writing focuses on mental health and the importance of well-being and she is a regular contributor to the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent.
Niamh ni Ruarí
Seizing Each Day
From an early age Niamh knew that her life was somewhat special in some-way or another. Once her life took a turn for the worse, she assumed that was it, her opportunity to create an impact on the world had been swiped from under me before I had a chance to cease it. However that is not the case and this is Niamh's story.
There are 9 mini Zeminar's for attendees to explore. These hubs will offer attendees the opportunity to gain information on everything from stress management and mental health to healthy life choices, career selection to an Irish Language Hub, informative talks to sports and hobby associations and everything else in between. All exhibitors will bring something experiential to the event, giving attendees the chance to practice new skills, try out new things and meet professionals within different spaces.
Motivational and inspirational speakers sharing their stories. Our talks will be recorded and shared on social media throughout the year to maximize exposure and impact.
A place where attendees can learn to look after their mind, body and soul. Exhibitors will be providing life changing information and will make use of large workshop spaces.
The Spin Social Scene
An area reserved for attendees to reflect on the event, meet others students from around the country, and simply have fun.
Ceantar sóisialta do dhaoine óga lena scíth a ligint, le ceardlanna idirghníomhacha agus béim ar an nGaeilge. A social area for young people to relax in, with interactive workshops and lots of fun in Gaeilge.
C.E.O Boss It!
This hub will provide attendees essential information on career choices, exam preparation and the opportunities that are available to them.
National clubs and associations showcasing their organisation, all in the aim of increasing participation in their sport/hobby but also promoting the additional services they have.
Youth Org United
A space for the many youth organisation in the country to come and exhibit, their mandate, to increase participation and get attendees involved.
Science, technology, and exhibitor space for broadening horizons and captivating one's imagination.
The RDS Main Arena,
10 Merrion Rd,