Last few super early bird tickets available for Inspirefest 2017

1 Dec 2016

Volunteers at Inspirefest 2016. Image: Conor McCabe Photography

If you want to get a good deal with super early bird tickets for Inspirefest 2017, then you’ll need to move fast as the deadline is approaching.

After the success of Inspirefest 2016, the excitement ahead of next year’s sci-tech extravaganza is already mounting, as a string of exciting speakers has already been announced.

Taking place from 6-8 July next year, Europe’s most progressive and thought-provoking festival of technology, science, design and the arts returns to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin’s Silicon Docks and Merrion Square.

With more than 50 international thinkers who are leading the way in science, tech and innovation taking to the Inspirefest stage for this unmissable event, the race is now on to snap up the last remaining super early bird tickets that remain.

With the deal ending on 15 December, a ticket at this price could prove a welcome Christmas gift for any sci-tech advocates out there, before the early bird price increase.

To give you a sense of what you can look forward to at Inspirefest 2017, here is a flavour of some of the speakers already confirmed to make quite the impact on stage next summer.

Eimear Noone, composer and conductor

Eimear Noone is an award-winning Irish composer and conductor, resident in Malibu, California.

She splits her time between composing for video games, feature films, TV and commercials, and conducting classical concerts and game music.

Noone is perhaps best known as the composer and conductor for the iconic World of Warcraft and its expansion, Warlords of Draenor, the latter of which won the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Video Game Score, and received nominations for numerous other awards.

On 2 December, she’ll be conducting her own programme with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland in partnership with Video Games Live, entitled Video Games Classic.

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, inventor and CEO, Sugru

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh is certainly a familiar face to readers, having featured a number of times due to her meteoric rise with her UK-based company, Sugru.

Having moved to the UK to study at the Royal College of Art in London, Ní Dhulchaointigh had an idea that led to the first version of her now famous mouldable glue in 2003.

Speaking last October, Inspirefest founder Ann O’Dea said she was one of the people she most wanted to speak at the event since it first ran in 2015.

Philip King, curator and producer

Probably most famous these days as the founder of Other Voices, Philip King is a producer, film director, writer, musician and broadcaster.

He is also a commentator and contributor to national and international forums on the role and contribution of culture and arts in a world where we are more connected and more isolated than ever before – hence his deep interest in the collision of the arts and technology.

Bart Weetjens, founder, APOPO

Bart Weetjens is a celebrated social entrepreneur who trains HeroRATs to save human lives from disaster and disease.

Bart addressed the dependence of African communities on foreign expertise to solve difficult, dangerous and expensive humanitarian detection tasks posed by scourges of the developing world, like the landmine legacy and the emergence of tuberculosis.

His organisation APOPO researches, develops, deploys and disseminates the use of a sustainable local alternative: detection rats technology.

Inspirefest is Silicon Republic’s international event connecting sci-tech professionals passionate about the future of STEM. Book now to get half-price Super Early Bird tickets before prices go up on 15 December.