About Us

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxDunLaoghaire, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised.

About TEDx Dún Laoghaire

TEDx DúnLaoghaire 2020 was our first Virtual Summit and although we missed the magic of the live ‘in person’ experience, our 2020 speakers delivered talks that will inspire, they are timely and we’re proud of them all.

Our 2020 theme of ‘Exploring Wisdom’ was sufficiently abstract to allow for great speaker and topic diversity and you can see them all when you subscribe to our TEDx Dun Laoghaire YouTube Channel. Then you can help us too, by sharing them across the globe.

From the start, TEDx DunLaoghaire has had great support and an amazing, hard-working team of volunteers who work tirelessly to bring it all together. We rely on abundant good will and sponsorship. Our resources are limited which means we automate where we can and it is not possible to respond to requests for information on our speaker call out and ticket sales. Please sign up for email updates and follow us on social media, that’s the best way to know what’s happening. Thank you for understanding that mails sent directly to members of the organising team cannot be accommodated.

TEDx Dun Laoghaire is a self organised, not for profit event run by hard working volunteers. Our selection panel has a tough job evaluating submissions, making sure not only do we put on a great event, but we also give each speaker, particularly our younger speakers a great TEDx journey as we support them with collaborative and 1:1 speaker coaching. Each speaker gives a “live” talk on the night, knowing that their talk, once uploaded to TEDx, will have the potential to spread their unique perspective in their chosen area of interest and expertise to the wider TEDx global community. You’ll see how some talks really inspire and “spread!”.

Our vision is simple: to promote inclusion

“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

Verna Myers, VP Inclusion, Netflix


We believe ‘Inclusion is Everybody’s Responsibility.” Joanne Chester.

Let our talks inform, inspire and cultivate a more open minded community, a community which can grow and become ever more sustainable and inclusive; a community in which more people, not just in business, but in life itself, thrive.

Inclusion is Everybody’s Responsibility

Our strategy is simple too: to inspire, one talk at a time.


We do this through collaborative coaching which selected speakers commit to. So not only do our speakers deliver better talks than they would alone, the work they go on to do in the world is enriched because of their personal growth as a direct result of their TEDx Dun Laoghaire speaker journey.

On the day itself, the experience of speaking on the RED DOT (graphic?!) is one they will never forget. The intimacy of The Studio theatre, being part of a live event, which we do not live stream is magical. An event carefully planned to create an equally fulfilling experience for the audience. Afterwards, their official talks will go on to inform, inspire and cultivate more open minded communities, which can grow and become ever more sustainable and inclusive. Communities in which more people thrive.