Just a snippet of what was on offer at the opening day of Inspirefest 2018.

Entering the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on a sunny Thursday in June, Inspirefest attendees got their wristbands, coffee and selfies in order and were ready to let the curated mix of science, technology and innovation wash over them.

In the theatre foyer, event speakers Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, Taylor Denise Richardson and Ian Harkin joined Inspirefest founder Ann O’Dea, Lesley Tully from lead sponsor Bank of Ireland and two very special guests for the opening of the event: Minister Simon Harris, TD, and Prof Louise Kenny.


Words by Elaine Burke