ConneXions is a two-day free forum connecting France and Ireland in the fields of education, culture and digital technology. It will take place on the weekend of the 30th Sept – 1st Oct. at Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8.
ConneXions is a Dublin French Tech event.
What should you be expecting from that weekend?
– A weekend of exploring the ways digital technology will be impacting tomorrow’s city and our ways of living
– 5 round table seminars to discuss and debate on issues such as: Will they find a new way for you not to be waiting for the bus under the rain? Will your voice truly impact the way the city is organised? How will tomorrow’s school look like in the future: will they be using pens and schoolbooks? Find out more here
– 20 speakers from France and Ireland from big companies such as Accenture, Linkedin, Veolia, Microsoft, Enedys; universities such as UCD, DCU and University Paris Diderot; media such as Dublin Globe, Silicon Republic; from local authorities such as Dublin City Council and Smart Dublin … and, of course, cultural institutions La Gaîté Lyrique, Science Gallery, Rua Red
– 20+ exhibitors from France and Ireland at the Start-Up Market will showcase their amazing innovations that will make you want to go back to school, learn a new language, help you develop your career, use video to travel … and much more!
– Linkedin, the professional social network, will animate a “Rock your profile” stand, with free coaching for all those young professionals, making sure they get the most out of their professional online profile and network!
And, while you are around, don’t forget to have a look around: the hackathon #HackYourCity! is taking place! Our hackers will be busy in the classroom trying to find innovative solutions to challenges linked with education, tourism and developing business opportunities. They will be working on this all weekend-long and pitching their projects on Sunday at 11 am
(“But … what is a hackathon?” are you wondering? Well, it is actually people with different backgrounds coming together, forming teams around a problem and collaboratively developing a solution from scratch)
ConneXions is a free event – Spread the word & get a ticket for your friends on EventBrite
The programme is available on our website: www.conneXions.ie/programme
Richmond Barraks is located in Inchicore, Dublin 8 (here, more precisely)
On Facebook: @ConneXionsIE
On Twitter: @ConneXions_IE