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TEDxBallyroanLibrary 2019 - tickets now available!

TEDxBallyroanLibrary 2019: Chain Reaction 

Ballyroan Library 

Friday 6th September 2019

After last year’s The Big (Re)Think event, in our new TEDx home of Ballyroan Library, we are back for our second year, and this time, our theme is Chain Reaction: what has led us here, what comes next, and what can we learn from it all? 

Now in its second year, TEDxBallyroanLibrary is an initiative set-up by South Dublin Libraries as part of the global TED organisation, and aims to share ideas and issues that relate to the South Dublin community.  The events are driven by a desire to share ideas and encourage positive change.


The full line-up of speakers is

  • Tony Dunne

  • Tracey McCann

  • Stella O’Malley

  • Stephen Downey

  • Leonard Skinner

  • Guy Woods

  • Jolene Cox (aka One Yummy Mummy)

  • Colm Ó Broin

  • Eugene Hickey

  • Tonie Walsh

Event Curator Mark Ward said “TEDxBallyroanLibrary is for everyone and anyone who is interested and enthusiastic about the power of ideas to shape our future. The line-up of speakers for this year’s event is outstanding, with each individual bringing something different to the table. We look forward to a fantastic night on Friday 6th of September.”


Tickets for TEDxBallyroanLibrary 2019 are now available for purchase, priced €12 / €10.

TEDxBallyroanLibrary 2018: The Big (Re)Think

Ballyroan Library - Friday 5th October 2018, 7pm

nspired thinkers & curious souls come together for an evening of thought provoking talks in Ballyroan Library.

TEDxBallyroanLibrary 2018: The Big (Re)Think speakers:

Anthony Behan

Sean Doran

John Fitzsimons

Aisling Leonard-Curtin

Marie Garvey

Jed Van Der Pohl 

Tom Dalton

Raymond J. Hergarty

Osgur Ó Ciardha

Adam Harris

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. Selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

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