Schedule

Session 1 

11:00am – 12:05pm

  • 50 young people from the Billie Barry Kids work with young people with disabilities. Theme is from the Greatest Showman song is ‘This is Me’. 
  • Paralympian Michael Mckillop  
  • Young Speaker 1 Grace Murphy 
  • In Conversation with Shane Finn, Fergus Finlay and Patricia Messinger on family relationships and community
  • Comedian Tanya Lee Davis

Session 2 

12:20 pm – 13:15pm

  • Technology developer / wheelchair user Mark Pollock 
  • CEO of ASIAM Adam Harris 
  • Young Speaker 2 
  • In conversation with Jack Kavanagh from National Disability Authority Ireland and representatives from Ernest and Young and Margaret Flood of the NCCA on education, advocacy and business
  • Signer Amy Rigney and OCO A Day in the Life video

Session 3 

13:30pm – 14:30pm

  • Paralympian Ellen Keane 
  • Young Speaker 3 
  • Theatre performer Mairead Folan 
  • In conversation with Young Carers Ireland Sean Collins, Alannah Donnelly, Shauna Tighe on friendship, siblings and support
  • Spoken word poet Natalya O’ Flaherty

Session 4 

14:45pm – 15:50pm

  • Izzy’s Wheels
  • Disability Rights Activist Joanne O’ Riordan 
  • Young Speaker 4 Daniel Daly 
  • In Conversation with Technology expert Ann O’ Dea from Silicon Republic, James Northridge founder of UrAbility and Michael Conacur founder of Thinking Toys on on business, education and accessibility 
  • Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon
  • Irish National Youth Orchestra, Bluestack Choir Donegal,Le Cheil and St Paul Special Needs School Cork performing I Lived by One Republic