I have presented talks, in both Irish and English, at conferences and other events, both in Ireland and abroad. The complete list of past and future talks follows.
Eochairóráid (‘Keynote Speech’), Sainiúlacht sa Mhargaidh Domhanda: Fiúntas na Gaeilge (‘Distinctiveness in the Global Marketplace: Value of Irish’), Q-Mharc Gnó le Gaeilge, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3, 8 March 2018.
Cainteoir, Ag Cruthú Gnólachtaí Nua-Thionscanta Nuálacha sa Ghaeltacht (‘Creating Innovative Start-Ups in the Gaeltacht’), LEO Local Enterprise Week 2018, Fiontarlann, Baile na Móna, Cill Chartha (KIlcar), Co. Donegal, 6 March 2018.
Speaker, How Purpose-Led Firms Create Sustainable Business Value, MBA Association of Ireland, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 8 February 2018.
Cainteoir, Ról na n-Ealaíon in Aois na hInbhuaineachta: Deiseanna don Ghaeltacht [‘Role of the Arts in the Sustainable Age: Opportunities for the Gaeltacht’], Oidhreacht Bheo trí shúile na n-ealaíon, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair, Co. Dhún na nGall, 8 Nollaig 2017.
Aoichainteoir/Oscailt oifigiúil, Deiseanna & Dúshláin do chomhluchtaí Gaeltachta maidir le ETIAM, Féile Eolaíochta na Gaeltachta 2017, Páirc Ghnó an Daingin & Mol Teic an Daingin, Daingean Uí Chúis, Co. Chiarraí, 13 Samhain 2017.
Cainteoir, Dúthaigh Anama’ agus Geilleagar na hÉireann, Meanmanra 2017, Campas Phádraig, DCU, Baile Átha Cliath 9, 28 Deireadh Fómhair 2017.
Speaker, Fireside Chat, Gnó le Croí (Business Retreat), mng, Teach Campbell, Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Dhún na nGall, 3 March 2017.
Cainteoir, Forbairt and Duine agus an Geilleagair: Cur Síos ar na Tionscadail, Ceardlainn Cruthaitheachta, Teacht Aniar, An Chultúrlann, Béal Feirste, 18 Feabhra & 1 Aibreán 2017.
Guest Lecture, Authenticity, Culture & Irish Drinks Industry, Masters in International Business, Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin, 22 November 2016.
Léacht, Todhchaí na Físe/The Future of the Vision, Comhdháil Náisiúnta Éireann 2016 [National Conference 2016, Fringe Programme], Áras na Gaeilge, NUI Galway, 10 Samhain 2016.
Léacht,Nuálaíocht Inbhuanaithe agus Oideachas Innealtóireachta, An Roth – Cumann na nInnealtóirí [Engineers Ireland], 22 Bóthar Cluaidhe, Baile Átha Cliath 4, 12 Deireadh Fómhair 2016.
Speaker, Radical Policy Rethink to Realise Rural Innovation Potential, High Level Panel: ‘Beyond the M50: What Economic Future is there for Rural Ireland?’, Dublin Economics Workshop, Whites of Wexford, Wexford, 23 September 2016.
Speaker, An Alternative View of Agricultural Education, Steering Group Meeting, Teagasc Education & Training Strategic Vision Project, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, 8 September 2016.
Talk, An Ghaeilge agus an Chultúr, Cás Eacnaimaíoch ar son Aontú na hÉireann/The Economic Case for a United Ireland, Sinn Féin Conference, Titanic Centre, Belfast, 30 October 2015.
Guest Lecture, Developing Innovative & Sustainable Communities, Course – Interregional Project [Masters in International Business Management], Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria, 8 October 2015.
Léacht, An Ghaeilge sa Ré Athghiniúnach, Cairde Uí Néill, Muileann an Choirce, Oileán an Ghuail, Tír Eoghain, 11 Nollaig 2014.
Address, Exploring Language, Knowledge & Ideas, Research Theme 5 (Humanities in Practice: Sources, Resources & Discourses), Iontas Building, Maynooth University, 20 October 2014.
Speaker, Growth in the Artisan Sector: Is the Bigger Artisan Better or Are More Artisans Better Still?, The Future is Food, 4th Annual Taste Council of Ireland Summer School, The Brooklodge Hotel, Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow, 25 August 2014.
Speaker, Cultural Capital, The Café Society, Café Lounge, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, 4 July 2014.
Speaker, The Manx Creative Edge: Why Authenticity and Place Matter, Annual Ned Mandrell Lecture, Culture Vannin, Mannin/Isle of Man, 19 June 2014.
Response, Launch of Ireland’s Five Part Crisis, Five Years on: Deepening Reform and Institutional Innovation, National Economic & Social Council (NESC)Report No. 135, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 7 November 2013.
Speaker, Deis agus Dóchas, an Ghaeilge i Ré an hInbhuainaitheachta [Opportunity and Hope, Irish in the Age of Sustainability], Conference: Ag Bailiú le Chéile Arís: Oidhreacht Dhubhghlais de hÍde, beatha nó bás na Gaeilge, Douglas Hyde Conference [Comhdháil an Chraoibhín], Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, 25 October 2013.
Keynote Speaker, Tional – Promoting Celtic Cultures, Celtic Neighbours, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 26 June 2013.
Talk, National Culture and Economic Innovation, Visiting faculty and students from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 25 June 2013.
Moderator, Debate – What makes a truly economically and socially sustainable creative quarter?, Seminar – ‘Inspire the City’, d.ploy Dublin, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, 24 May 2013.
Cainteoir, Fiúntas na nEalaíon Dúchasach san Aois Nuálach [The Value of the Traditional Arts in the Innovation Age], Comhdháil, Voces in Artes, Foras na Gaeilge, Teach an Ardmhéara [Mansion House], Baile Átha Cliath [Dublin], 11 May 2013.
Léacht, Dúchas, Dualgas & Dóchas: Spiorad na hAthbheochana in Aois na hInbhuanaitheachta, Léachtaí Cholm Cille XLIV, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad, 22-23 March 2013.
Speaker, Using the Irish Language to Develop Brand Identity, Annual Good Food Ireland Conference 2012: Marketing Food Experience, The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2, 20 November 2012.
Speaker, Competing on Difference: Understanding the Value of Distinctiveness, 33rd National Marketing Conference: Brand Ireland – Exploring National Branding, The Marketing Institute of Ireland, The Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 7 November 2012.
Speaker, Place, Culture & Innovation in the Digital Age, Cultural Services Day, Donegal County Council, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, 27 September 2012.
Keynote Speaker, Alumni Event – Leading Beyond Authority: My Influences, Common Purpose, City Hall, Cork City, 13 September 2012.
Talk, National Culture and Economic Innovation, Visiting faculty and students from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Bewleys Hotel, Dublin Airport, 13 June 2012.
Q&A Panel Discussant, Connecting with Opportunities in China, PIVOT/RIAI, The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, 28 May 2012.
Opening Exhibition, Between Art and Industry, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny [25 May 2012- 4 July 2012], 25 May 2012.
Speaker, Heritage, Creativity, Innovation, Save Hume Street [Campaign to halt fire sale of former Hume Street Hospital], Public Meeting, Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, 14 May 2012.
Aoichainteoir, An Ghaeilge mar Inspioráid sa Ré Nuálaíoch, Lá Pleanála do Mic Léinn ar Scéim Chónaithe [Teach na Gaeilge], Bord na Gaeilge, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath (UCD), 21 January 2012.
Keynote Speaker, The Value of Creativity and Innovation in our Rural Economy, Clare Local Development Company Seminar, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, 30 November 2011.
Keynote Speaker, Nurturing Innovation: Language Diversity as Advantage, Symposium: Multilingualism in the Knowledge Economy, European Universities Network on Multilingualism (EUNoM), European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus), Queen’s University, Belfast, 14 November 2011.
Speaker, Leveraging Distinctive Resources for Innovation, Conference: Place as Resource – Heritage, Inspiring Innovation for Economic Growth, The Heritage Council [An Chomhairle Oidhreachta], Royal College of Physicians, Dublin 2, 27 October 2011.
Keynote Address, Research to Innovation: In Pursuit of Wisdom, Conference: Research in the Real World, 2nd Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance (DRHEA) Undergraduate Conference, The Helix, Dublin City University, 12 October 2011.
Member, Panel Discussion, The Arts are a Luxury We Can’t Afford Right Now!, Kilkenny Arts Festival + Carlow & Kilkenny National Campaign for the Arts, Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny, 6 August 2011.
Talk, National Culture and Economic Innovation, Visiting faculty and students from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 21 June 2011.
Speaker, Realising Ireland’s Innovative Potential, Craft Conscious: Re-shaping global futures in the innovation age, World Crafts Council Conference, RDS Dublin, 9 June 2011.
Spreagchainteoir, Acmhainní Áitiúla, Dearadh Domhanda, Comhdháil – Na Taibhealaíona don Óige: Ag Tógáil an Tí, Meitheal na mBeag, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh (NUIG), 20 November 2010.
Speaker, Irish Imagination, Innovation Ingredient, Conference – Cultural Dimensions of Innovation, Innovation Research Unit, University College Dublin (UCD), Newman House, 85-86 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, 16 November 2010.
Speaker, Enterprise and Culture, Festival – Foxford Threads & Yarns, Foxford, Co. Mayo, 22 October 2010.
Speaker, Ireland’s Cultural Potential in an Innovation Age: Implications for the Librarian, Seminar, Library Association of Ireland [County and City Librarians’ Section], Westport, Co. Mayo, 7 October 2010.
Speaker, Creativity, Culture and Innovation: looking for new links, Seminar, Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Flagey Cultural Centre, Brussels, 8-9 September 2010.
Presentation, Learning to Embrace our Imaginative Tradition, 30th MacGill Summer School, Reforming the Republic – Issues of Politics, Economics & Accountability, Glenties, Co. Donegal, 18-24 July 2010 [Summary in Joe Mulholland (ed.), Reforming the Republic: The MacGill Report 2010, Environmental Publications, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, 2010, pp. 159-163].
Plenary Session Chair, Learning the New Language – The Creative Economy (Speaker: Tom Fleming), Theatre Forum Ireland, Annual Conference 2010 – ‘Resilience & Renewal’, Wexford Opera House, 18 June 2010.
Plenary Session Speaker, Creative Thinking: Re-Imagining the University, 8th Annual Galway Symposium on Higher Education, Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway, 11 June 2010.
Presentation, A Proposal for a Global Cultural University: Seminar on Possible NUIG Approach, Joint Workshop, Moore Institute Seminar Room; Aoichainteoir, ‘Cultúr mar Bhuntáiste Iomaíochta: An Ghaeilge san Aois Nualaíoch’, Léacht Bhord na Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh (NUIG), Galway, 25 Feabhra 2010.
Conversation with Stephen Kinsella, Confronting the Crisis: Visions of Ireland in 2050, Institute for the Study of Knowledge in Society (ISKS), University of Limerick, 9 February 2010.
Léacht, Dúchas mar Inspioráid Nualaíochta, Imbolc – Inspioráid na Bliana, Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Bhúirne, Co. Chorcaí, 6 February 2010.
Aoi-Chainteoir, Léacht Harry Holland, Féile Gaeilge le Bród 2009, Gort na Móna CLG, Béal Feirste, 12 Samhain 2009.
Presentation, Ireland’s Competitiveness – Innovation in Knowledge and Understanding, Staff Seminar, Forfás, Dublin, 2 November 2009.
Presentation, Comhdháil Lae – Cultúr & Teanga, Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall, 28 October 2009.
Presentation, Closing Session: Perspectives for the Future, Conference, European University – Business Cooperation Thematic Forum – New Skills for New Jobs- The Role of Higher Education Institutions and Business Co-operation, HEA/Department of Education & Science/European Commission – DG Education and Culture/UK Department of Employment and Learning, Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin, 22-23 October 2009.
Speaker, Shared Sense of Place: Distinctive Island’s Innovative Resource, Public Meeting on theme ‘Ireland Together’?, Setanta Initiative – For an All-Ireland Conversation, The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, 28 May 2009.
Caint & Seoladh, Fiúntas na Gaeilge sa Ré Nuálaíoch – Ról Radacach don Chonradh!, Ard-Fheis Conradh an Gaeilge, an tAonach, Co. Thiobraid Árainn, 8 May 2009.
Aoichianteoir, Spiorad na Fiontraíochta sa Ré Nuálaíoch: Gné Radacach na Gaeilge, Comhdháil, An Bealach chun na Gaeltachta, An Carn, Tír Chiana, Machaire Rátha, Co. Doire, 4 April 2009.
Presentation, Innovation, Learning and Ireland’s Smart Economy: Why Culture Matters?, Innovation & Standards Supporting Enterprise Seminar, National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), NSAI 2004 Half-Day Seminar, Santry, Dublin, 25 March 2009.
Presentation, Innovation and Irish Competitive Advantage: Do Culture and Distinctiveness Matter?, HII Seminar Series, Humanities Institute of Ireland (HII), University College Dublin, 13 February 2009.
Presentation, Mediating between Local and Global: Does Sense of Place Matter in Innovation?, Research Seminar, Geography Department, University College Cork, 4 February 2009.
Presentation, Open Discussion on An Cheathrú Gaeltachta/Book Launch, An Chultúrlann, Belfast, 27 January 2009.
Presentation, Innovation, Learning and Competitive Advantage: Are Culture and Sense of Place Crucial?, Brown Bag (Lunchtime Seminar), Forfás, Dublin, 25 November 2008.
Presentation, Distinctive Ireland – Creative Opportunity, Conference – Creative Futures: Building Ireland’s Cultural and Creative Economy, Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT), Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, 29 October 2008.
Talk, Fostering Innovation in Financial Services, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Executive European Week, Institute of Banking in Ireland, IFSC, Dublin, 25 September 2008.
Co-Presentation (given by James J. Kennelly): The New Irish Revival: Innovation, Culture & Place in a Globalizing Ireland, American Conference for Irish Studies, Annual General Meeting, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, 18 April 2008.
Guest Speaker, Culture of Innovation and Local Resources – Implications for Learning, Tuath Centres for Learning Project, Ards Friary, Creeslough, Donegal, 7 March 2008.
Participant, Creativity in Higher Education, Question and Answer Discussion at Symposium hosted by NUI Maynooth and Waterford IT, The Davenport Hotel, Dublin, 24 May 2007.
Presentation, Scientific Culture, Irishness and Place: From Plunkett to the Johnstons – Century of the Practical, IASIL in Ireland Conference, UCD, 18 July 2007.
Presentation, Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland 2008-2018: Key Issues for Skills and Education, Stakeholder Discussion, Belfast, 26 June 2007.
Presentation, Midlands Gateway – A Learning Region, Launch of Capital Securities Midlands Gateway Economic Index, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 2 March 2007.
Speaker, Regional Innovation Environments in the Knowledge Society: Identifying a Place for Irish, The 6th Language & Politics Symposium on the Gaeltacht and Scotstacht, Queens University Belfast, Belfast, 30 August-1 September 2006.
Lecture, The Celtic Tiger: Where it’s come from – Where it’s going!, MBA Class Group, Augsberg University (Germany), Smurfit School of Business, UCD, 25 July 2006.
Aoichainteoir, An tSochaí Nuálaíoch & Gaelscoilaíocht: Dúshlán is Deis!, Comhdháil 2006, Comhairle na Gaelscoilaíochta, Ard Mhacha, 20 March 2006.
Aoichainteoir, An tSochaí Nuálaíoch & an Ghaeilge: Dúshlán is Deis, Síompóisiam ar Eolaíocht na hÉireann, An tOireachtas, CIT, Corcaigh, 2 November 2005.
Presentation, Innovation, Civic Culture & Place: Engaged Learning for an Irish Knowledge Society, Cross Border Seminar on Engagement: Transforming Learning 3rd Level and Community, Cross Border Centre for Community Development, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, 20 October, 2005.
Keynote Address, Creativity, Place and the Knowledge Society: Why Education Matters, Keynote Address at Conference A Future Vision for Education in Rural Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Rural Development Council, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, 30 September 2005.
Presentation, Quality of Life, Civic Culture & Knowledge Communities: Can Self-Reliance & Creativity be Learned?, Surviving or Thriving?: Quality of Life Issues in Rural Ireland, LEADER Conference, Buswells Hotel, Dublin, 9 June 2005.
Léacht, Bronnadh na dTeastas, An Chomhchoiste Réamhscolaíochta, 11 November 2002.
Léacht, Luachanna & Eitic sa Chóras Oideachais 3ú Leibhéal, Acadamh na Lianna, Cruinniú an Fhómhair, Baile Bhúirne, Co. Chorcaí, 27-29 September 2002.
Co-Presentation (given by James J. Kennelly), How Green is Ireland? Ireland’s ‘Celtic Tiger’ Economy through the Lens of Sustainable Development, American Academy of Management, Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, 12 August 2002.
Co-Presentation (given by James J. Kennelly), Ireland’s ‘Celtic Tiger’ Economy: A Unique Opportunity to Foster an Ethic of Quality and Sustainability, International Association for Business & Society, 13th Annual Meeting, Victoria, B.C. Canada, 27-30 June 2002.
Léacht, Céim Trí Gaeilge, Gradam, Dublin, 14 February 1997.
Léacht, Cúrsa Ríomhaireachta agus Airgeadais trí Ghaeilge in Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, An Chéad Seimineár um Fhorbairt na Gaeilge sna Coláistí Teicniúla Réigiúnacha, Sligeach, 19-20 May 1994.
Presentation, Technology and Language–The Industrial Perspective, European Commission (DG13)/NCLT Joint Conference, Dublin, 6 December 1993.
Presentation, Education in Finance, Datastream Conference, Dublin, 29 September 1993.