TEDxFulbrightDublin is envisioned, orchestrated, and driven by volunteer leaders. The team takes the global nature of the Fulbright program literally, as members are currently located across two continents. The event is supported by the Fulbright Commission of Ireland, the US Embassy and the Irish Research Council. Other financial support stems from public and corporate partners which seek to uphold the mission of the Fulbright program and further develop the alumni base for continuous progress.
Oibrithe deonacha a chruthaigh, a d’eagraigh agus a sheol TEDxFulbrightDublin. Is mór ag an bhfoireann an gné dhomhanda de chlár Fulbright, agus tá na baill iad féin scaipthe idir dháilchríoch. Tugann Comisiún Fulbright na hÉireann, Ambasáid na Stát Aontaithe agus an Chomhairle Éireann Um Thaighde, tacaíocht don ócáid seo. Is ó chomhpháirithe poiblí agus corparáideacha a eascraíonn an chuid eile den tacaíocht airgeadais- compháirithe iad seo a bhfuil sé i gceist acu seasamh le haidhmeanna chlár Fulbright agus cur le gréasán na n-iarscoláirí ar mhaithe le forbairt leanúnach.
Lorcan Walsh, Organiser and Licence Holder
Lorcan is a postdoctoral research fellow and biomedical engineer specialising in developing technological interventions to support active and healthy ageing. He is the founder and licence holder for TEDxFulbrightDublin, and founder of the Irish Fulbright Researchers’ Mentoring Network.
Joanne Davidson, Organiser
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Joanne has a B.A. in Political Science and Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin. She is the Communications Manager for the Fulbright Commission as well as the EducationUSA Advisor.
Colleen Dube, Steering Committee Member
Born in Connecticut, Colleen received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Art History from Drew University, a Masters in Philosophy in Irish Studies from NUIG, and a MBA from the Michael Smurfit School of Business at UCD. She is the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland.
Eucharia Meehan, Steering Committee Member
Dr. Eucharia Meehan is the Director of the Irish Research Council. Its mission is to enable and sustain a vibrant and creative research community in Ireland. The Council supports excellent research and scholarship within, and between, all disciplines for the benefit of society, the economy, and the global knowledge pool.
Pippa Halley, Steering Committee Member
Pippa is the Irish Fulbright Awards Program Manager and manages the Fulbright Mentoring Network. She has a BA in Art History and Italian from Trinity College Dublin, a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Fitzwilliam Institute and is currently completing a M.Sc. in Organisational Behaviour at Dublin City University.
Sonya McGuinness, Steering Committee Member
Sonya is the U.S. Program Manager for the Fulbright Commission and has been with the Commission since 2002., Sonya has a B.A. from University College Dublin and an H.Dip. in Business and Information Technology from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.
Rónán Ó Dochartaigh, Designer
Rónán is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Modern Irish (Nua-Ghaeilge) in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is researching the role of literature in the language learning process and in the development of analytical skills. Ronan was a Fulbright FLTA Irish language instructor at the University of Notre Dame, USA, during the 2011-2012 academic year. He also works as a self-employed graphic and web designer with both public and private sector clients.
The TEDxFulbrightDublin 2014 Volunteers
Owen Barnes, Derek Dunne, Sarah Furgatch, Julie Markham, Jon-Michael Poff
General Administration and Participant Experience Volunteers
Rebekah Carpio, Jennifer Cohen, Andrew Flynn, Aine Mahon, Verona Ni Dhrisceoil, Ciaran Pollard
Sarah Coleman, Andrea Joseph
Stage Design Volunteers
Aimee Carton, Louise Murphy, Emily Strong,
Technical Support Volunteers
Shane Lynn, Ankit Medhekar, Fionn Ruadh
Siobhra Aiken, Rhona Carroll, Tamara Mielke, Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh, Veronica Ni Drisceoil, Oisin O Duinn, Aline Sandouk