Economic challenges and housing solutions; accessibility to STEM education; the decarbonisation of Ireland’s energy infrastructure; and how air transportation will be reimagined through engineering innovation are just some of the key topics that will be explored at Engineers Ireland’s National Conference.
Taking place on 25 October 2023 at O’Reilly Hall, UCD, attendees will hear hear from a range of influential thought leaders on the role engineering is playing, and can play, in key areas of our society.
Members are now being encouraged to avail of their ticket to attend this event in-person or online by registering for this event before 12 noon on Tuesday, 24 October to confirm their place.
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Session Chair: Dr Edmond Harty, President of Engineers Ireland
9:30am – 9:40am: Dr Edmond Harty, President of Engineers Ireland
9:40am – 9:50am: Prof Orla Feely, President of University College Dublin and Past President of Engineers Ireland
9:50am – 10:10am: Mr Niall Gleeson, Chief Executive Officer at Uisce Éireann
10:10am – 10:30am: Dr Jason Hill, Founder, Inventor and Chief Engineer at Hill Helicopters
10:30am – 10:50am: Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin
10:50am – 11:10am: Q&A Session
11:10am – 11:40am: Networking and Refreshments
Session Chair: Ms Laura Burke, Vice President of Engineers Ireland
11:40am – 12:00pm: Mr Seán Atkinson, Managing Director of ESB International
12:00pm – 12:20pm: Dr Tanya Harrington, Chair of Renewable Energy Ireland and Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer at An Post
12:20pm – 12:40pm: Dr Ronan Lyons, Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin
12:40pm – 1:00pm: Q&A Session
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Hot Buffet Lunch
Session Chair: Damien Owens, Director General of Engineers Ireland
2:00pm – 2:10pm: Mr Damien Owens, Director General of Engineers Ireland
2:10pm – 2:50pm: Panel Session on: ‘The Role of Engineering in Building a Sustainable Future’.
- Dr Richard Manton, Registrar at Engineers Ireland
- Dr Elena Tsalaporta, Lecturer in Process and Chemical Engineering at University College Cork
- Dr Matthew Kennedy, Sustainable Development Leader for Europe and Global Leader for Climate Strategy at Arup
Awards Chair: Damien Owens, Director General of Engineers Ireland
2:50pm – 3:00pm: Presentation of the Year Award – Presented by Dr Edmond Harty
3:00pm – 3:10pm: CPD Accredited Employer of the Year Award – Presented by Dr Edmond Harty
3:10pm – 3:20pm: Chartered Engineer of the Year Award – Presented by Dr Edmond Harty
3:20pm – 3:30pm: Conference close by Dr Edmond Harty
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Complimentary Drinks Reception