Our Previous Speakers
Sinéad Burke is an academic and a writer. She is currently undertaking a PhD in human rights education and writes under the alias of 'Minnie Mélange'. Sinéad recently completed a TED talk in New York called 'Why Design Should Include Everyone'.
Gary and Paul O’Donovan
Inspiring the Next Generation
Credit Union Youth Ambassadors and Olympic heroes Gary and Paul will bring their unique brand of wit, banter and observations on life to Zeminar. The two are gold medallists in the 2016 European Rowing Championships and claimed the silver medal at Rio 2016.
What I have Learned from Vulnerable and Homeless People
Sr. Stan is a well know social campaigner and founder of a number of voluntary organisations including Focus Ireland, the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI), Young Social Innovators (YSI) and the Sanctuary.
Have you got what it takes to change the world?
Entrepreneur/Social Entrepreneur (@JimBreenPulse). Founder Cycle Against Suicide (@CASuicide). Founder PulseLearning (@PulseLearning). Member of Youth Mental Health Taskforce. Jim will have a special guest with him and some free giveaways. This is a presentation not to be missed!
Prof Donal O'Shea
Cracking the Obesity Code
Donal is a consultant endocrinologist and physician based in St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Columcilles Hospital. He is the principle investigator in a research group that currently focuses on the study of the health consequences of obesity.
Dr Rhona Mahony
Youth Leadership & Equality
Master of NMH, Consultant O&G, Fetal & Maternal Medicine Specialist, Eisenhower Fellow, Mother of 4.
Personalised learning - taking ownership of your own learning
Post primary teacher. Represents Ireland at the European SchoolNet, on the use of technology for personalised learning and assessment.
World At Your Feet: Opportunities to Study Abroad
Guy is the founder of EUNiCAS, the application support service for students applying to European universities. He has a long track record in assisting Irish and UK students to apply to degree programmes (taught through English) in mainland Europe.
The need to ask Questions
Master of the High Court
Dr Malie Coyne
Managing stress and rising up to the challenge of exams
A Clinical Psychologist and member of the PSI who understands the unique challenges of Generation Z. She has written extensively for the A Lust for Life website and recently created an exam stress management course called "Mastering the game of exams"
Director of Junior Einsteins Science Club Ltd. Inspiring a love of science and learning. Author and science consultant.
The Possibility of Change
Qualified psychotherapist who believes in finding ways to work with our habits, fears and past choices.
Follow your Dreams
Visual Artist; Make-up Artist and Mother of 1 – and all in a quarter of a century.
Seán Páircéir, Partner, is the Global Head of Investor Services for Brown Brothers Harriman.
Youth Mental Health
Rebecca is an Education and Training Coordinator with Jigsaw- The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. She is passionate about listening to the voice of young people - especially on the issue of youth mental health.