April 28 2018

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17 Speakers


Science Gallery Dublin, Ireland


Digital citizenship is about human connections online.

We view digital citizenship as an action, something that we need to practice and do every single day. In today’s networked world, this is our opportunity to put global education into practice to empower others to become change makers for using tech for good in local, global, digital communities.

Digital citizenship promotes the importance of being critical thinkers and solution creators who make a positive impact. In doing so, digital citizenship is about the heart of being human, creating ripples of good, continuously learning side by side and that when we work together, we are better together.

Why Attend the DigCit Summit?

The DigCit Summit provides the ideal gathering space for national and international Digital Citizenship influencers. The meeting format will be different than the usual conference. We will create conversations about concepts and opportunities with a goal toward cultural change.

The Summit will foster cross-sector collaboration around Positive DigCit. The purpose of the additional free events is to involve not only the attendees but also the public/community.

Who’s Attending the DigCit Summit?

The DigCit Summit gathers stakeholders from all areas to expand their knowledge of all facets of digital citizenship and the necessity of working together with youth.

Educators, tech leaders, innovators, students, parents, administrators, government officials, education officials from local, state, and federal levels, media specialists, non-profit organizations, businesses, thought leaders, librarians, youth-advocates, and more will gather together at the DigCit Summit. Every person is vital to the collective. Every person has a unique view and important input into the whole.


Digital Citizenship Summit is organised by Learning Tech Labs, a community with over 2,000 members who want to explore and offer new solutions in areas of learning and education.

Their members include Educators, L&D professionals, Entrepreneurs, Developers, Designers, etc. and are one of the fastest growing Edtech communities in Europe encouraging a conversation between education and emerging technology.



Event Speakers / Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe

Marialice B.F.X. Curran

Founder & Executive Director at Digital Citizenship Institute

Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the founder and CEO of the

Curran Dee

Founded DigCitKids & Chief Kid Officer (CKO)

Curran Dee is a fourth grader and is the Chief Kid

Joanne Sweeney-Burke

Digital Marketer | Public Sector Marketing Pros Founder

Joanne Sweeney-Burke is a former broadcast journalist, PR lecturer and CEO

David R. Pollard

Innovation Pioneer RehabGroup | Founder LearningTechLab

David is a co-founder of Learning Tech Labs and his previous

Brad Waid

Global Speaker | Futurist | Educator | Entrepreneur

Brad is a global speaker, consultant with businesses, startups, government &

Melanie Boylan

Social Media Manager and Trainer | Social Media Contributor Irish Tech News

Owner/Director at STOMP Social Media Training and Social Media

Nicholas S Howley

Director of Operations, DigCitSummit Director, Digital Citizenship Institute

As a technology and data enthusiast Nick spends his days as

David Goutcher

Author | Games Developer | Managing Director at Polybius Games

David Goutcher is founder of Polybius Games and creator of Spy

Mary Jalland

Teaching Global Citizenship using social media…and an elephant

Mary Jalland is a primary teacher from Falkirk in Scotland, known

Marianne Checkley

CEO of Camara Education Ireland

Combining the drive to develop creative solutions that have a deep

Karl Thomas PhD

Creative, Critical & Innovative Thinking Trainer & Consultant, Creatovation Ireland

Dr. Karl Thomas is an innovation consultant with particular focus on

Mark Brown

Director, National Institute for Digital Learning

Mark Brown is Ireland’s first Professor of Digital Learning and Director

Tony Daly

Co-ordinator at 80:20 Educating & Acting for a Better World

Tony Daly is co-ordinator of Irish development education and human rights

Aidan Healy

Head of Learning and Development at UnPlug

Aidan is the Head of Learning and Development at UnPlug, where

Danny Miele

Director of The Innovation Coach Ireland | Innovation & Future of Work Strategist

I believe in coaching innovation, coaching people and organisations to grow.

Ina Panayotova

CoderDojo Mentor, CoderDojo Foundation

Ina Panayotova has been in CoderDojo since 2012 and is currently

Stuart Lawler

Head of Technology Innovation at the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)

Head of Technology Innovation at NCBI, the National Sight loss Agency

Glenda McKeown

Léargas, eTwinning Ambassador

“My name is Glenda McKeown. I teach secondary students with special

Antonio Santos

Social Media Business Evangelist

Atos Senior Data Intelligence Expert, focus on Social Networks and Analytics

David Duggan

Content creator, presenter, tech-lover and student

David is a young content creator making videos on YouTube wanting

Steven O’Gara

Senior Economic Development Officer, Dublin City Council

Assisting start-ups & business with supports and advice through

Matthew Hanlon

The Code Hub Founder

Matthew Hanlon is a computer programmer, dad, coach, author,

Lisa O’Brien

O'Brien Event Management Founder

Lisa created O'Brien Event Management Ltd in 2014 after

Dylan Curran

Data Consultant and Web Developer

Dylan Curran is a Data Consultant and Web Developer,

EVENT SCHEDULE / Don't miss it!


Speakers: Nicholas Howley (DigCit Institute), Stuart Lawler (National Council for the Blind), Dr. Marialice Curran (DigCit Summit Founder); 
Moderator: Karla Araque


Speakers: Glenda McKeown (Leargas), Ina Panayotova (3rd Level Student), Matthew Hanlon (CodeHub);
Moderator: David Duggan (Student YouTuber)


Speakers:  Dylan Curran (Social Media), Lisa O'Brien (Minevention), Dr. Marialice Curran (DigCit Summit Founder);
Moderator: Olga Padulosi


Speakers: Aidan Healy (Unplug), David Goutcher (SpyQuest), Antonio Santos (Community Manager at Atos);
Moderator: David Pollard


David Pollard and Dr. Marialice Curran


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The Digital Citizenship Summit Ireland offers several 1-hour workshop sessions from 11:00 to 15:30 at Studio One and Studio Two in Science Gallery Dublin.

Time & Place Mentors Subject
11:00 – 12:00 (STUDIO 1) Tony Daly Digital Citizenship Toolkit
11:00 – 12:00 (STUDIO 2) Ina Panayotova CoderDojo: Python
12:00 – 13:00 (STUDIO 1) Aidan Healy Focussed Success in an Always-On World
12:00 – 13:00 (STUDIO 2) David Goutcher Tech to Connect Children
 14:00 – 15.30 (STUDIO 1) Karl Thomas Tools to Unleash Creative Thinking
14:00 – 15.30 (STUDIO 2) Danny Miele Growth Mindset and student enterprise

Event Location

Science Gallery Dublin

Trinity College Dublin,  Pearse Street,  Dublin 2


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