• Eventprofs - September

    Iveagh Garden Hotel

    We are back after a short summer break and cant wait to see you all again! We hope you are as excited as we are to kick start the rest of 2019. We have two immense speakers for you on September 12th! Our first speaker is the amazing Darragh Doyle, Head of Communications at EPIC, he is also the curator of @Ireland on twitter with over 73K followers. Our second incredible speaker of the evening is Eoin Conroy CEO of Titan Events, an award-winning events agency. Featured Venue: Iveagh Garden Hotel - A modern take on traditional luxury, the four-star Iveagh Garden Hotel is an urban oasis just steps from Grafton Street. Join us to gain new insights and ideas for your own events or community, make new connections and meet other community builders & event professionals. As always there will be some drinks and nibbles to welcome you, plus we will go to a local pub afterward to continue the conversations. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as numbers are VERY limited. We look forward to seeing you all on the 12th of September! ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles, and networking. - 6:30pm - Darragh Doyle - Head of Communications EPIC - 7:00pm - Drinks, nibbles, and networking. - 7:15pm - Eoin Conroy - CEO of Titan Events - 8:00pm - Wrap up & local bar for more drinks and networking. -------- Talks: Darragh Doyle - The Power of Communities. Stories are the best way to communicate. An old art but when used with new technologies it engages audiences on a powerful level. Listen on how Darragh has grown audiences for EPIC, FoodCloud, Inspirefest, Tesco and more. About Darragh: Darragh has an EPIC job that involves celebrating Ireland, Irish people and their achievements and stories all over the world. Working closely with organisations on a national and international level, Darragh use's old communication skills with new technologies to make people stop scrolling and click. Darragh use's the internet - primarily social media - to tell people about arts, blogs, charity and community groups, events, festivals, social enterprises, theatre and tourism. I help people online. Eoin Conroy - the man behind Iron Man An incredible story on building an event series from conception to sale. Eoin will share insights into Iron Man & Titan Events growth and strategy. About Eoin: Eoin is a co-founder and CEO at TITAN EXPERIENCE. He has developed several key competencies in strategic areas of business and sales over his career. A specialist in the sponsorship activation planning and process, Eoin has provided consultancy and executed effective sponsorship programs for a range of national and international clients including Zurich, eir, Goodbody Stockbrokers, GAA, Fyffes, LIDL, IRONMAN and The Curragh Racecourse. -------------------------------------------- We film & photograph most of our events. By attending this event you accept that you may appear in our photo/video as a member of the audience and we may use them for publicity.

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  • July Eventprofs - Summer Slam

    Aviva Stadium

    Roll Up Roll Up!! This is where we turn the tables, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for. We are inviting you, our meetup members to share what makes you an Eventprof in our Summer Slam event. We are hosting a PechaKucha style mash-up. Present 20 slides, 20 seconds each on what you do (so that's just over 6mins! Easy right!). It's going to be great fun and a brilliant way to introduce yourself to our group and get a taste of public speaking! Featured Venue: Oh we are giving you a real treat - we have an exclusive corporate box in the Aviva!! Yes, we are that fancy! As always there will be some drinks and nibbles to welcome you, stay for a couple of drinks to celebrate our summer break. EMAIL: [masked] to secure your speaking spot ONLY 12 AVAILABLE ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles, and networking. - 6:30pm: THE FIRST DRAFT Kim Mackenzie-Doyle - Head of Marketing & Product, Voxgig. Founder of WhyDesign.ie & Mind Over Matter. Brian Crooke - Founder of Workplace Wellness Ireland community. Lauren Okruch - Brand Stylist for Events, Nettl Irina Dzhambazova - Story Teller, Saastock Ruaidhri Nolan - Social Media Manager - The Live Times - 7:10pm - Drinks, nibbles, and networking. - 7:30pm - SECOND UP: Ali Hartney - Events Manager, Trinity College Dublin Jeffrey Roe - Founder, Dublin Maker Louise O'Conor - Digital Director Norbert Michnowski - CEO, MBooked Trevor Ryan-Nesbitt - Director, Smart Projections John Hennessy - Director - Event Video 8:00pm - Wrap up summer style with drinks in the CORPORATE BOX :) -------------------------------------------- We film & photograph most of our events. By attending this event you accept that you may appear in our photo/video as a member of the audience and we may use them for publicity.

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  • June Eventprofs Meetup - Cogs & Marvel & DMX

    Summer is in the air and we have two industry superstars for our June meet-up. First up is Colin Lewis CMO of OpenJaw Technologies and founder of DMX. Ireland's largest marketing event. DMX Dublin celebrates the crossover of marketing, digital, design and media. If you have not been, put it in your diary for next year! To round off the evening our second speaker is Shane Holohan, Creative Director of internationally acclaimed Cogs & Marvel. One of the most inspiring agencies around theirs is a story of magic that delivers a bigger, bolder wow. Featured Venue: WeWork Charlemont Exchange: WeWork is the platform for creators, they provide the space, community and services you need to create your life's work. To learn more about WeWork's spaces and memberships in Dublin, send an email to [masked] Join us to gain new insights and ideas for your own events or community, make new connections and meet other community builders & event professionals. As always there will be some drinks and nibbles to welcome you, plus we will go to a local pub afterward to continue the conversations. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as numbers are VERY limited. We look forward to seeing you all on the 13th of June! ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles, and networking. - 6:30pm - Colin Lewis - CMO OpenJaw Technologies & Founder of DMX - 7:10pm - Drinks, nibbles, and networking. - 7:30pm - Shane Holohan - Creative Director at Cogs & Marvel. - 8:00pm - Wrap up & local bar for more drinks and networking. -------- Talks: Colin Lewis - DMX, building Ireland's largest Marketing Event. We will get an insight into how DMX has grown into a unique conference. Over the past 6 years it has become Ireland’s must-attend marketing event of the year, bringing together top international and Irish marketing leaders, marketers from multinationals and start-ups, advertisers, creative agencies, digital agencies, online publishers and vendors. About Colin: Colin is a multi-award winning MBA qualified CMO, with extensive international experience. He is a columnist in Marketing Week Magazine, UK. Among his many achievements Colin is Founder & Programme Director of DMX Dublin, Ireland's largest digital marketing conference. He is a Fellow of Marketing Institute of Ireland, for achievement & contribution to marketing. Awards include Marketing Week "Vision 100" 2016 - Top 100 UK Marketers & Business + Finance CMO[masked] - Top 100 Ireland Marketers Shane Holohan - Experiences. Shane will share how Cogs & Marvel shape experiences to drive engagement. 'The experiences we create have to be worthy of being called experiences. They should change you in some way. We know that if we don’t change what people think, what they feel, or their behavior, then we’re not doing our job. But when experiences change people, then they can deliver on strategic goals, as part of a bigger plan with real measurable objectives. Think about the impact you could have if every interaction with your consumers, customers or team was face to face, and was what they would call an experience.' About Shane: Shane is Creative Director at Cogs & Marvel. Cogs & Marvel is a brand experience and creative event agency based in Dublin and San Francisco. -------------------------------------------- We film & photograph most of our events. By attending this event you accept that you may appear in our photo/video as a member of the audience and we may use them for publicity.

  • May Eventprofs Meetup - Aviva Stadium & Web Summit

    Science Gallery Dublin

    Well you can't get bigger than these two gems! Two incredible speakers will give us all the insights into events & communities: one of the counties favorite, Aviva Stadium and the behemoth that is Websummit. Featured Venue: The amazing Science Gallery, on Pearse St. Join us to gain new insights and ideas for your own events or community, make new connections and meet other community builders & event professionals. As always there will be some drinks and nibbles to welcome you, plus we will go to a local pub afterward to continue the conversations. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as numbers are VERY limited. We look forward to seeing you all on 9th of May! ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles, and networking. - 6:30pm - Leah Gunn - The power of events in Aviva. - 7:10pm - Drinks, nibbles, and networking. - 7:30pm - Carolyn Quinlan - Web Summit the event & community. - 8:00pm - Wrap up & local bar for more drinks and networking. -------- Talks: Leah Gunn - The power of events in Aviva. Have you ever been to a match at the Aviva? How about an Event? Events form a large part of the activity at the Aviva, find out how this award-winning stadium lives and breathes. The Home of Irish Rugby & Football and one of Dublin’s most popular event venues. About Leah: Leah Gunn has been Sales & Marketing Manager at Aviva Stadium for over four years. Leah started her career working on the Guinness Storehouse sales team for a little over 6 years. She then changed lanes by moving into agency life, as the Key Account Director within Verve, The Live Agency. Carolyn Quinlan: Web Summit the event & community. Carolyn will share the story of Web Summit, from building the idea to delivering one of the worlds largest conferences. Web Summit is so much more than a conference, it is now a strong community that return year in year out and is now a tribe. About Carolyn: Carolyn is the Head of Community at Web Summit, “the best technology conference on the planet”, and the company’s sister events, Collision in Toronto and RISE in Hong Kong. Prior to Web Summit, Carolyn worked with Bank of Ireland, helping to build-out the Bank’s fintech and investment strategy; and for Techstars in London where she invested in high-potential, early-stage startups. Carolyn is heavily involved a lot in the Irish startup ecosystem and also is City Director for Startup Boost Dublin, a global early-stage pre-accelerator programme. --------------------------------------------

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  • April Eventprofs Meetup - SoolNua & Headcase Marketing

    Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

    April Experts Day!! No fool's here, we only ever have the best industry experts to inspire our event community. We have two captivating speakers joining us on April 11th. The first, Pádraic Gilligan Managing Partner at SoolNua. SoolNua is a specialist MICE agency helping destinations, hotels and venues with strategy, marketing and training based on 6 decades of expertise as global leaders in the industry. Our second speaker of the evening is Andrew Casey, Founder and creative Director of Headcase Marketing. Headcase Marketing is a small but high impact, creative marketing group, based in Dublin, Ireland. Featured Venue: Studio 6 - Temple Bar Gallery. A contemporary art gallery and artists' studios complex located in Dublin city centre and the Temple Bar cultural quarter. Join us to gain new insights and ideas for your own events or community, make new connections and meet other community builders & event professionals. As always there will be some drinks and nibbles to welcome you, plus we will go to a local pub afterward to continue the conversations. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as numbers are VERY limited. We look forward to seeing you all on April 11th! ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00 pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles and networking. - 6:30pm - Pádraic Gilligan - Incentive Travel & Motivational Events. - 7:10pm - Drinks, nibbles and networking. - 7:30pm - Andrew Casey - Creative solutions for community building brands. - 8:00pm - Wrap up & move to a local bar for more drinks and networking. -------- Talks: Pádraic Gilligan - Incentive Travel & Motivational Events It's an industry worth about $75 billion, the fastest growing segment of MICE and the highest spending channel in tourism but what is incentive travel and how do you get a piece of the action? Pádraic Gilligan is a 25 year veteran of the #events industry in Ireland. With his partner Patrick Delaney he grew Ovation into a €20m agency with a team of 60 before selling the company to Swiss based MCI. As part of MCI Gilligan established the Ovation brand at 100 global destinations before going back to Start-Up mode in 2014 with SoolNua Marketing. Today SoolNua is run by Gilligan, Delaney and Aoife McCrum and offers strategy, marketing and training for destinations, venues and agencies in the Business Events / MICE sector. About Pádraic: Padraic has over 20 years of leadership experience both nationally and internationally in the Business Tourism sectors growing and managing companies and business units, having co-founded Delaney Marketing Consultants with Patrick Delaney in 1994 and grown it by 2005 into Ireland’s largest conference and event agency with revenues of €20m. Andrew Casey - Creative solutions for community building brands: Learn what it takes to execute and deliver high impact, engaging campaigns that build meaningful communities for the biggest brands. About Andrew: Andrew is a passionate business leader & entrepreneur of 11 years. His roots are in music writing, production & performance. His core business skills are in marketing comms & consumer engagement. He has vast experience working with global brands & projects across advertising, live activation, PR, events, e-commerce and TTL strategy. He has created brand partnerships and launched several successful, first to market formats. --------------------------------------------

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  • March Eventprofs Meetup - Zahra Media Group & Inspirefest

    Bewleys Cafe Theatre

    What a treat we have for you this March! We have two inspiring speakers joining us on March 14th. The first, Sharon Tighe, Group Head of Online Strategy & Insights at Zahra Media Group. One of Ireland’s leading cross-platform media and content agencies. Our second speaker of the evening is Ann O'Dea, CEO of Silicon Republic and founder of Inspirefest, the international sci-tech festival with diversity and inclusion at its core Featured Venue: Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Grafton St. Join us to gain new insights and ideas for your own events or community, make new connections and meet other community builders & event professionals. As always there will be some drinks and nibbles to welcome you, plus we will go to a local pub afterward to continue the conversations. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as numbers are VERY limited. We look forward to seeing you all on March 14th! ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles and networking. - 6:30pm - Sharon Tighe - Building communities through social media. - 7:10pm - Drinks, nibbles and networking. - 7:30pm - Ann O'Dea - Inspirefest from event to movement. - 8:00pm - Wrap up & local bar for more drinks and networking. -------- Talks: Sharon Tighe - Building communities through social media: Sharon will share practical insights into how to use social media to grow effective communities that become brand ambassadors. Zarha Media Group uses social media strategically to not only be effective for company growth but also engage with their audience. About Sharon: Sharon is a solution-focused strategic and creative thinker with extensive experience in building and engaging online communities. Sharon is not only a stellar businesswoman she is a leading light in social responsibility, inspiring positive change in the way we do business. Speaker, lecturer, voulenteer and serial awardee. Ann O'Dea - Inspirefest from event to movement: Ready for some inspiration? absorb insights from Ann on how Inspirefest grew from humble beginnings to being an international movement. From organising an international event series, and making companies responsible for their gender balance. About Ann: Co-founder of Silicon Republic, Founder of Inspirefest. Founder of Women Invent campaign to champion and promote the role of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). Awarded Woman of the Year, Media, at Irish Tatler Awards 2014, and Net Visionary awardee of Irish Internet Association, 2014. Honorary fellow of the Irish Computer Society. Inducted into Irish Internet Association's Hall of Fame in 2015. Received Women Mean Business 'Empowering Women' Award 2016. Board member, Irish International Business Network (IIBN), Advisory Board Member, Teen Turn. --------------------------------------------

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  • February Eventprofs Meetup - Retail Excellence Ireland & Girl Crew

    Forget Valentine's day its Eventprof's day! We have two incredible speakers joining us on February 14th. The first, David Fitzsimons, Group Cheif Executive of Retail Excellence Ireland. Irelands largest & most dynamic retail industry representative body. Our second speaker of the evening is Aine Mulloy, Co-founder & CMO of Girl Crew the online and offline female only community that enables members to create online relationships that transform into offline friendships. Featured Venue: Cinema Room, Generator Dublin, Smithfield, Dublin. Join us to gain new insights and ideas for your own events or community, make new connections and meet other community builders & event professionals. As always there will be some drinks and nibbles to welcome you, plus we will go to a local pub afterward to continue the conversations. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as numbers are VERY limited. We look forward to seeing you all on February 14th! ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles and networking. - 6:30pm - David Fitzsimons - Building strategic events to increase membership. - 7:10pm - Drinks, nibbles and networking. - 7:30pm - Aine Mulloy - Building communities online and offline. - 8:00pm - Wrap up & local bar for more drinks and networking. -------- Talks: David Fitzsimons - Building strategic events to increase membership: David will share insights into how Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) use events strategically to not only be effective for membership but also grow REI's membership base. About David: David founded REI in 1995 with Dublin Chamber of Commerce. David has grown the REI membership base with his hand-picked team to over 1700 innovative retail companies. David oversees the strategic direction and operations of this not-for-profits organisation. Retail Excellence is Ireland’s largest retail industry body representing the interests of 1,700 leading companies who employ over 110,000 people in the Irish market. Aine Mulloy - Building communities online and offline: Gain a unique insight into how to build not only a fast growing online community & offline community. Learn how Girl Crew developed into an investable award-winning international business. About Aine: Co-Founder and CMO at GirlCrew. Aine is an avid community builder and brand lover. Not only is she a TEDx speaker she is one of Forbes Top 100 EU Female Founders to follow. If that was not enough she is one of the 30 Under 30. She is passionate about diversity and female empowerment just to put the cherry on the cake. --------------------------------------------

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  • January Eventprofs Meetup - Connect the Dots & Fresh Resolutions

    New year, new Eventprofs! We are so excited to announce our first event of 2019: We have two inspiring speakers joining us on January 17th. The first, Naomi Murphy, Co-Founder of Connect the Dots. An event planning company with a difference, they are renowned for creating meaningful events based on a unique co-creation process. Our second speaker of the evening is Jamie White, founder of Leading Social and is behind the event Fresh Resolutions. An annual event with Ireland’s leaders in health and wellbeing, supporting attendees in their pursuit of a better year ahead. Featured Venue: Studio 10. This luxury event space in the heart of Dublin's Creative Quarter. An intimate space that is not only inspiring, but it's also a hidden gem! Join us to gain new insights and ideas for your own events or community, make new connections and meet other community builders & event professionals. As always there will be some drinks and nibbles to welcome you, plus we will go to a local pub afterward to continue the conversations. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as numbers are VERY limited. We look forward to seeing you all on January 17th! ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00 pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles and networking. - 6:30pm - Naomi Murphy - How to create meaningful events for humans. - 7:10pm - Drinks, nibbles and networking. - 7:30pm - Jamie White - Behind the scenes of Fresh Resolutions. - 8:00pm - Wrap up & move to a local bar for more drinks and networking. -------- Talks: Naomi Murphy - How to create meaningful events for humans: Naomi will share her unique perspective on a tried and tested co-creation process that gives purpose to events and inspires its guests. About Naomi: Naomi is a co-founder of Connect the Dots, a fast-growing start-up backed by Enterprise Ireland. She is an experienced Events Manager & coordinator having worked with multiple agencies and organisations in delivering high-quality events all over Ireland. With a background in Design Thinking and the Creative & Cultural Industries, Naomi brings creativity, a user-first focus, and analytical expertise to each project, and works to help clients in achieving tangible, positive impact in the public sphere. Jamie White - Behind the scenes of Fresh Resolutions: Learn what it takes to create and develop a one-day high impact event while managing a diverse speaker range and marketing strategy. About Jamie: An Irish entrepreneur Jamie founded Leading Social, a social media marketing agency with an events business 'The University of Life' which is centered around sharing life lessons from one generation to the next. Prior to founding these, he built and successfully sold a number of businesses, namely College Times & Teen Times. Jamie is passionate about start-up business, social media & entrepreneurship and regularly shares his thoughts and ideas through social media. --------------------------------------------

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  • Lisa & Francois Raynaud / David Pollard - Our last meetup of 2018!

    Its the last meetup of 2018 and we have some very special speakers to round off the year! This month we will be welcoming three fantastic event experts to share their wisdom and experiences with you. Lisa and Francois Raynaud will talk about the challenges of running events abroad. David Pollard will then share his huge expertise on events in the startup sector. Please come along to gain new insights and ideas for your own events, make new connections and meet other event professionals. Our venue host is the Bank of Ireland workbench space at Grand Canal Square - a wonderful modern event venue in the heart of the city! As always there will be some drinks and nibbles provided plus we will go to a local pub afterwards to continue the conversations. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as numbers are limited. We look forward to seeing you all on December 6th! ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00 pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles, and networking. - 6:30pm - Lisa and Francois Raynaud - Pitfalls and success factors when organising events abroad - 7:00pm Drinks, nibbles, and networking - 7:20pm - David Pollard - Running startup events - 8:00pm Wrap up & move to a local bar for more drinks and networking -------- Talks: Lisa and Francois Raynaud - Pitfalls and success factors when organising events abroad: Our planet is teeming with a beautiful diversity of cultures, all of them boasting different values, worldviews and ways of conducting business. That being said, this diversity can present quite a few challenges for someone who organises events abroad! Lisa and Francois will share their experience about the social, cultural and legal barriers that they have encountered when organising conferences in Singapore, Israel, and the US. You can expect some surprising stories and useful tips to help you ace your next international event. About Lisa Raynaud: Lisa is a trained and practising Graphic Designer whose work spans a wide range of projects from brand identities to traditional print and digital marketing and advertising. However, it was in 2015 that she was fully immersed in the world of tech when she co-founded and launched the first DevSecCon - a conference dedicated to DevSecOps - in London. About Francois Raynaud: Francois is a Security and DevSecOps specialist with over 18 years’ international experience in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. In 2015, he founded a company called DevSecCon, which provides an annual conference dedicated to bringing DevOps and SecOps together, in order to create and deliver continuously secure solutions. This unique company provides a platform for like-minded professionals to exchange ideas on how to provide continuously secure solutions. ------------- David Pollard - Engaging Communities and Building Events Over the past 3 years, I've used events as a personal immersive learning experience, tools to engage communities and make a positive purposeful impact. This November I organised Startup Week Dublin which had 54-events and almost 3,000 attendees with the support of the Dublin City Council. Before that? I was a builder returning part-time education. How can you build your personal brand, gain trust and bring people together? Let's explore this question! About David Pollard: A finalist in JCI’s Top 10 Outstanding Young Persons in Dublin 2018, David Pollard is the Innovation Projects Manager at the Rehab Group. He was an Institute of the Future fellow for his work on positive platforms to support people with disabilities in employment and his projects include creating smart rooms for people with disabilities to live more independently have appeared in Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/denisebrodey/2018/07/29/how-disability-friendly-is-your-workplace-4-ways-to-put-your-business-to-the-test/ David is the organiser of Hack Access Dublin, a 3-day event to create innovative solutions to the city’s accessibility challenges.

  • November Eventprofs Meetup - Catherine Madden & Kim Mackenzie-Doyle

    Welcome back Eventprofs! This month we are delighted to announce two amazing speakers: Catherine Madden, Co-Founder of the UXDX conference talking about how to build a testable, workable, loveable event and Kim MacKenzie-Doyle, Founder of Mind Over Matter giving insights in to how she launched and successfully executed this series of events with limited resources. Please come along to gain new insights and ideas for your own events, make new connections and meet other event professionals. As always there will be some drinks and nibbles provided plus we will go to a local pub afterwards to continue the conversations. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as numbers are limited. We look forward to seeing you all on November 15th! ============================================== Agenda: - 6:00 pm - Doors open with drinks, nibbles and networking. - 6:30pm - Catherine Madden - How to build a testable, workable, loveable event - 7:10pm Drinks, nibbles and networking - 7:30pm - Kim MacKenzie-Doyle - Lessons learned from executing Mind Over Matter - 8:10pm Wrap up & move to a local bar for more drinks and networking -------- Talks: Catherine Madden – How to build a testable, workable, loveable event: Catherine will share her expertise and many years experience in the events industry on how to create memorable vents. About Catherine: Catherine has project managed over 60 events over the past 12 years ranging in sizes from 50 - 5,000. She is a big advocate of knowledge sharing and collaboration. Her goal is to bring forward people who are rethinking the way we develop products and work with partners who are committed to helping teams advance their product delivery. As a co-founder of UXDX, Catherine was founder of two other startups and has worked extensively in marketing promoting industry best practice. -------------------------------------------- Kim Mackenzie-Doyle - Mind Over Matter event series review Kim runs a fundraising series of events called Mind Over Matter, connecting designers with businesses across Ireland. All funds raised are donated to the mental health charity Aware. Kim will share her experiences of organising and successfully executing these events with very limited budgets and resources and share lessons learned. About Kim Kim Mackenzie-Doyle is an internationally recognised product designer, winning multiple worldwide design awards. Kim is currently the President of the Institute of Designers Ireland and founder of Mind Over Matter - a series of design-focused events to raise funds for the Aware mental health charity.