It’s almost time for Inspirefest 2017!

Inspirefest 2017 has officially launched, announcing over 50 speakers from as far afield as Silicon Valley, New York, the UK, France, Australia and Africa.

The conference takes place on July 6th and 7th in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and aims to be Europe’s leading sci-tech and arts festival, with a specific focus on diversity at its core.

This year, the organisers expect to see 3,000 people descend on the theatre for the two day event. Attendees can expect panel discussions and keynotes on everything from AI and robotics to Blockchain and Fintech, and everything in between.

Some of the speakers include the President and CTO of Nokia Bell Labs, Marcus Weldon; Silicon Valley icon and venture capital partner Ellen Pao; Games leader, Rhianna Pratchett of Tomb Raider fame; the head of the US National Science Foundation, Dr France Córdova; and Chief Strategy Officer for Accenture, Omar Abbosh.

As well as technology, there is a focus on the collision of tech and the arts. This will be tackled with Other Voices founder Philip King when he  teams up with engineers from Nokia Bell Labs to create a special performance to close the first day of the conference at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, while Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters fame will offer her thoughts on robotics.

In its third year, the event will be topped off with a Fringe festival of banter, music and culture each night. There will be events taking place  in Facebook (Thurs) and Airbnb (Fri), while the popular Family Fringe event returns on Saturday July 8 with exhibitions and workshops from Space exploration to coding and a mini Dublin Maker, at The Dock, Accenture’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub at 7 Hanover Quay.

For more information on Inspirefest 2017 and to purchase tickets, click here.

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