Kicking off #cong18 five speakers will engage us on a journey of their personal stories and experiences in a lifetime of ideas. Consisting of 20 minute presentations this evening of ideas will take place in the private cinema of Ashford Castle and kick off at 7.30pm.
Valerie Cox spent over 21 years working in RTE as a journalist and researcher covering a multitude of shows from Today, Drivetime to Morning Ireland. In this fast paced role Valerie processed, actioned and rejected thousands of ideas, some of which grew into movements and captured the publics imagination. Never afraid to take on vested interests and always with an ear for an good idea Valerie will share her life time of thoughts on Ideas from her media days to some new projects she is involved with.
On October 15 2013 Daphne McKinley lost her son Sean Edwards in a motorsport accident. From this tragedy she established the Sean Edwards Foundation http://www.seanedwardsfoundation.com/ to improve safety conditions and awareness in all levels of motorsport. Daphne will share her insights on how she has grown this acorn of an idea into movement that is achieving real change in this global sport.
Lee Tunney WareSpeaker
In his talk Lee will explore how the human condition and our beliefs can impact on innovation and ideas. He will describe how we have the power to make the changes we want if we would only change our mindset! He will also offer the challenge that what we believe is possible is the barrier to our possibilities and that our beliefs should not confine us as our beliefs are a consequence of us not knowing the truth. Lee contends that we have to redefine our intellect and how we define ourselves as a human race.
Our perception of reality makes our reality, our past present and future.
Lee Tunney WareSpeaker
Ideas from the Inside
David Gluckman was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 1st November 1938, the day that Sea Biscuit and War Admiral fought out the Race of the Century at Pimlico Park, Baltimore. Educated in Johannesburg, he joined a local advertising agency after university and soon fell in love with business. He made the pilgrimage to London in 1961 and worked as an account executive on the introduction of Kerrygold butter into the UK. Always a frustrated creative, he escaped into brand development in 1969, met a man from a drinks company called IDV, and his life changed forever. A lover of cricket, he considers his greatest achievement bowling the West Indian legend, Joel Garner, first ball in a pro-am 6-a-side tournament.