Conference Programme Announced

Day 1

09:00

O'Reilly Hall

Registration & Exhibition Visit

10:00

Stream A

Opening Keynote

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Speaker

  • Norma Foley Minister for Education - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

Chair

  • Hubert Loftus Rúnaí Cúnta | Assistant Secretary - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

10:30

O'Reilly Hall

Conference Session Break

10:45

Stream A

Session 1 – Inspiring Education Schools

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Schools must be designed to be used creatively and imaginatively; where learning is not exclusively confined to formal teaching spaces. Learning, social interaction and a sense of belonging come toget...

Speakers

Chair

  • Margaret Brennan Senior Architect - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

11:45

O'Reilly Hall

Conference Session Break & Exhibition Visit

12:15

Stream A

Session 2 – Climate & Energy

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Bringing together, the voices of Student, School Management, Energy Training and Educators, Policy Developers and Implementers. This session will focus on the journey towards zero carbon, energy effic...

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Chair

Stream B

Session 3 – Procurement Strategy for School Buildings (Green Procurement)

Speakers

  • Fiona Thomson Procurement Officer - University College Cork
  • David O’Brien Chairman of the Government Construction Contracts Committee - OGP

Chair

  • David Skene Senior Civil & Structural Engineer - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

13:15

O'Reilly Hall

Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:15

Learning Hub

Session D – Modular Matters – Discover the Potential of your Learning Space

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    One of the biggest challenges for schools and colleges is delivering improvements to their estate without disrupting students and their learning. With modular solutions, entire buildings...

Speaker

  • Greg Maher Education and Healthcare Specialist - Portakabin Ireland

Stream A

Session 4 – Project Ireland 2040

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Speakers

  • Eoghan Ryan Director of Services – Planning and Strategic Development - Kildare County Council
  • Kevin Meaney Principal Officer, National Investment Office - Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
  • View full profile for Paul HoganPaul Hogan Chief Planner - Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
  • Jill Fannin Principal Officer - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

Chair

  • Eamonn Murtagh Director - Planning and Building Unit - Department of Education

Stream B

Session 5 – Special Education & Inclusivity

15:00

Learning Hub

Session E – Atkins

15:15

O'Reilly Hall

Conference Break & Exhibition Visit

16:00

Stream A

Closing Keynote: Responding & Adapting to current Challenges

Speaker

  • Aine Cusack Principal Officer - Schools Capital Appraisal Section

Day 2

09:00

O'Reilly Hall

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibition Visit Day 2

10:30

O'Reilly Hall

Conference Session Break

11:00

Stream A

Session 1 – Inspiring Tertiary Education Spaces

Speakers

Chair

  • Ross McNamara Senior Architect - An Roinn Breisoideachais agus Ardoideachais, Taighde, Nuálaíochta agus Eolaíochta | Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

12:00

O'Reilly Hall

Coffee Break and Networking – Day 2

12:15

Learning Hub

Session C – Why MMC? Why Not?

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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) includes many emerging systems and technologies, and whilst they may not be a panacea for the multifarious shortcomings in the construction industry, the opportuni...

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12:30

Stream A

Session 2 – Special Education & Inclusivity

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Speakers

Chair

  • Karen Hawkshaw Senior Architect (acting), Planning & Building Unit - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

Stream B

Session 3 – DoE Delivery Programmes

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Speakers

  • View full profile for PJ RuddenPJ Rudden
  • Julian Pringle Senior Quantity Surveyor, Planning & Building Unit - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education
  • Scott Tacchi Head of Modern Methods of Construction - An Roinn Oideachais | Department for Education
  • Richard Rice Director & Architect FRIAI - Healy Partners Architects
  • Eamon Murphy Head of Capital and Procurement - Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board

Chair

  • Stefan Matthews Technical Manager - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

13:00

Learning Hub

Session D – Innovative Higher Education Art & Design Environments in the UK & Ireland

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AHR have recently completed the Barbara Hepworth School of Art Architecture and Design in Huddersfield and are presently on site developing the East Quad as part of the of the Grangegorman Campus for ...

Speaker

13:30

O'Reilly Hall

Lunch Day 2

14:30

Stream A

Session 4 – Estate Management & Climate Action

Speakers

  • Mark Poland Director of Estates - University College Cork
  • Mary Daly Estates Manager - Atlantic Technological University Donegal
  • View full profile for Ger CaseyGer Casey Chief Executive Officer - Grangegorman Development Agency

Stream B

Session 5 – Campus Planning in the Era of Digital Transformation

Speakers

  • View full profile for Mike ClarkeMike Clarke Director of Campus Infrastructure - Trinity College Dublin
  • Scott Tacchi Head of Modern Methods of Construction - An Roinn Oideachais | Department for Education
  • View full profile for PJ RuddenPJ Rudden
  • Martin G. O’Brien Chief Executive - Louth and Meath Education and Training Board

15:45

O'Reilly Hall

Exhibition & Conference Day 2 Close

Registration is live and free to attend for all