Limerick, Ireland | 10 - 18 October 2020

I.NY Symposium 2017


I.NY Symposium
With guests
Dermott Rowan, Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders, Trish Long and Jean Butler
Venue : The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,
University of Limerick
Date : 11 – 12 Oct
Tickets : €50 / 75

The I.NY Creative Education Symposium 2017 is the first of what is intended as an annual event where academics, artists, policy makers and attendees will come together to critically examine the role of creativity and the creative process in education. Our purpose is to initiate an inter-disciplinary conversation, exploring, debating and contenting the emerging narratives of creativity in education.


Venue : Theatre 1 in the Irish World Academy

Day 1: Wednesday 11 October 2017

9:00am Registration

9.30am – 10.30am Embracing the Creative Agenda in Education – Professor Lisa O’Malley
 and Professor Sarah Moore
 in conversation
10.30am Coffee

11.00am – 12.30pm – Engaging Communities – Professor Tim Jones, Dr. Maeve Liston & Gillian Barry, Professor Maura Adshead
 Chaired by Kathleen Turner

12.30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – 3.00pm – Sound Perspectives: Education, Society and Environment- Slavek Kwi, Dr. Stephen Roddy, Dr. Maurice Patterson Chaired by Jurgen Simpson

3.00pm – Coffee

3:30pm – 4.30pm From Designing Policy to the IU: Creating Space For Creativity – Dr. Annemarie Ryan, Dr. Grainne Hassett Chaired by Professor Merritt Bucolz

4:30pm – 5.30pm The Nature of Wine and Creativity – Workshop with Steve Dahlberg and Dr. Anne O’ Reilly

Day 2 : Thursday 12 October 2017

9.00am – 10.30am Creative Approaches to Pedagogy – Dr. Martin Mullins, Dr. Regina Murphy & Dr. Francis Ward, Dr. Sandra Joyce, Professor Eoin Devereux Chaired by Tom Neville TD.

10.30am Coffee

11:00am- 12.00pm Panel Discussion – The Creative Agenda in Education: Rhetoric or Reality – Dr.Jane Sanders, Professor Des Fitzgerald and Monica Spencer Chaired by Professor Marie Parker-Jenkins.

12:00pm A Life in Pattern – Keynote by Dermott Rowan
 Sponsored by the Kemmy Business School, introduced by Dr. Briga Hynes and commentary by Dr. Leonie Lynch

1.00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 4.00pm The Creative Impulse – Art Creativity, Education: Negotiating the Challenges – Panel discussion with Jean Butler, Trish Long, Dr. Michael Finneran and Mark O’Kelly, Chaired by Dr. Mary Nunan

Registration includes entry to the symposium, with coffee breaks and lunch included at The Pavilion, University of Limerick. A two-day ticket (€75 / €50 Students) allows entry on both Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October, or you can purchase individual days tickets for €50 per day. Register here

Two-Day tickets include the ‘Wine and Creativity’ workshop on the afternoon of the 11 of October as well as a complimentary ticket to the Annie Moore Talks event with Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders and Joseph O’Connor on the evening of the 12 of October.

Guest Speakers include Dermott Rowan (Managing director and co-owner of Orla Kiely), Trish Long (Vice President and General Manager of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Ireland), Jean Butler (Director of the UCD Irish Dance Ensemble), Professor Sarah Moore (University of Limerick), Mark O’Kelly (Artist, Lecturer LSAD) and Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders (Sanders Institute).
Read more about the guest speakers

Please note tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

About the location

The I.NY Symposium is hosted by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.

Part of Ireland’s appeal as a conference destination is what it can offer beyond the event itself, as it provides a rich tapestry of culture and heritage. Ireland boasts a rich and inspiring history, some incredible landscapes, authentic traditional culture and a uniquely warm welcome. Limerick is perfectly appointed as the gateway to Ireland’s scenic West Coast.
Read more about Limerick, the I.NY Symposium host city