An online communications and content editor, entertainment and events blogger and internet enthusiast with extensive experience in online community building and member services. By Darragh’s own confession he is one of those internet geeks. He works with Boards.ie as Communications Manager, looking after the education, engagement and involvement of a community of over 200,000 people.
Merritt Bucholz was born in Chicago in 1966 and has been living and working in Dublin since 1995. He opened his architectural practice Bucholz McEvoy Architects with Karen McEvoy in and together they have won a myriad of design awards.The ability to think abstractly, in a non-linear way, to assemble things that are seemingly contradictory and give them new meaning — that’s the genius of the architect according to Merritt who is currently the inaugural Professor of Architecture at the University of Limerick. He was previously visiting professor at Harvard University, and has lectured at Princeton University, Cornell University, the School of Architecture at University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.
Katherine Zappone is fired by a commitment to social justice and a belief that all human beings should have the opportunity for meaningful work and a life of well-being. For the past 25 years, she has worked with the people of Tallaght – and at national and international levels – to build capacity for the prosperity of Irish society. She now directs the Centre for Progressive Change.
JudyMay Murphy is an internationally renowned speaker, author and coach. She has seven books published by top publishing companies in 28 countries. These include Your Life Only A Gazillion Times Better and the best selling Sleeping Your Way To Success. Judy May appears regularly on nationally broadcast television shows around the world (BBC, Sky, CBS, ABC, WB, Time Warner, Fox), and has been featured in many major publications from Cosmopolitan to The Times. She has enabled thousands of people to reach extraordinary heights in health, fitness, finances, career, adventure, relationships and emotional well being.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBallyroanLibrary, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBallyroanLibrary event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.