National Conference

Motivational, educational, and solutions-focused. 

Engineers Ireland’s National Conference for 2023 is taking place on Wednesday 25 October at O’Reilly Hall at University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. 

Hosted by our President, Professor Edmond Harty, it will be a fully hybrid event. Our Conference Theme is: Time for Inspiration: Engineering innovation and leadership in 2023.

Our Conference will highlight some best practice deployed by ambitious engineering companies/firms in progressing with their businesses and projects (sustainably) & displaying demonstrable leadership and clear innovation.  

The Conference will be complimentary for our members to attend in-person, with a payment however for lunch. 


See below for speakers confirmed for the event. This list will be updated regularly so keep an eye on it over the next coming weeks. Engineers Ireland’s President Edmond Harty will open the event at 9:30am.

Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Associate Professor at University College Dublin in the School of Mathematics & Statistics, where she is director of the BSc. Science, Mathematics & Education initial teacher education programme in the UCD College of Science. Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss.

Niall Gleeson

Niall Gleeson, Chief Executive Officer at Uisce Éireann. As Ireland’s national water utility company, Niall and his team are making a multi-billion euro investment to enable economic and social growth and to ensure communities in Ireland can thrive.  A mechanical engineer.  Niall is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland.

Seán Atkinson

Seán Atkinson, a mechanical engineer and Managing Director of ESB International, the leading global engineering consultancy. The company is headquartered in Dublin, with a central hub in the Kingdom of Bahrain. ESB International has utilised its experience in 120 countries.

Dr Jason Hill

Dr Jason Hill, Founder, inventor and Chief Engineer at Hill Helicopters (UK).  Hill Helicopters' mission is to fully disrupt the general aviation market with a revolutionary aircraft design, including his new HX50 helicopter.

Register now

Register now to attend this premiere learning and networking event.  This is a hybrid event, you can attend in-person at O'Reilly Hall or you can log in and view the conference online.


For our members, your attendance at our conference will be complimentary, as we consider it a member benefit. 

However, please note that members who do wish to attend in-person will have a charge of €30 towards your hot buffet lunch and refreshments. This is to ensure your place and to avoid any food surplus.

Non-members are also encouraged to attend. Non-member tickets are priced at €200 for an online ticket, and €230 for an in-person ticket.

Please note that members must be logged in to avail of complimentary tickets. Registration is essential to ensure that you receive the link to view the conference.

Arachas Glennon

Sponsors of Morning Refreshments

The National Conference Morning Refreshments is kindly supported by Arachas Glennon. We would like to thank Arachas Glennon for their support on the day.

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