SCHEDULE DETAILS Information of Event Schedules

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9:00 - 9:03

Cllr. Colm Kelleher

Cork City Lord Mayor

Councillor Colm Kelleher, Ardmhéara Chorcaí to open the conference

9:03 - 9:05

Cllr. Gillian Coughlan

County Cork Mayor

Councillor Gillian Coughlan. Mayor of County Cork.

9:10 - 9:12

Micheál Martin

Taoiseach Address

Taoiseach to address conference atendees

9:13 - 9:15

Clive Davis

Conference Opening

Session Sponsor

9:15 - 9:30

Meadhbh Costello

Ibec Keynote Address

9:30 - 9:50

Ivana Bacik

Allyship and Advocacy

Session Sponsor


9:48 - 10.50

Ranae von Meding

Prideside Chat: LGBT+ Parenting

Session Sponsor

Ranae von Melding sits down with two couples to discuss their journey as same-sex parents

10:30 - 10:40


Go grab a coffee !

10:40 - 10:55

Shaun O'Connor

Movie Screening: A White Horse

Producer Shaun O’Connor's Best Irish Short at the Foyle Film Festival in November 2019 - recognition that has led to a coveted place on the longlist for the 2021 Oscars.

11:00 - 11:30

Shaun O'Connor

Prideside Chat: Gay Conversion Therapy

Session Sponsor


Shaun O’Connor - filmmaker, writer, photographer, in conversation with Paul Ryder - Performer. Creative. Broadcaster

11:30 - 12:00

Robbie Lawlor

Prideside Chat: Know Your Status - HIV In Ireland

Session Sponsor

Robbie Lawlor - Co-Founder of Access to Medicines Ireland. HIV Activist, in conversation with Dr. Martin Davoren Executive Director of Sexual Health Centre. Adjunct Lecturer UCC

12:00 - 12:50

DiversiTea On The Lee

Session Sponsor

Join us on the couch with Nem Kearns, Nadia Nadia Moussed and Thomas Kumvana Heising

12:50 - 13:20

Panel Event: Community Groups

Community Groups panel event, with Ailsa Spindler - The Gay Project, Debbie O'Rourke - ChillOUT Youth Project, Kate Moynihan - LINC, Páraic Kerrigan - Lecturer, Researcher & Author, Sara Phillips - TENI, facilitated by Cllr John Maher

13:20 - 14:00

Panel Event: Sponsors

Panel Event 2 with Vicky Godolphin - Accenture, Brian Danaher - VMware, Grainne O'Brien - Energia, Don Crowley - MTU, Paula Cogan - Cork Chamber Of Commerce, Facilitator Senator Jerry Buttimer

14:00 - 14:10

Leo Varadkar

Keynote : Leo Varadkar

Session Sponsor

Keynote by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

14:10 - 14:20

Conference Close

D & I Conference leadership team to close conference

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