From our friends at the Good Summit


The Good Summit is a gathering of international experts, commentators and activists to put homelessness, healthcare, hunger, climate change, equality in the workplace, access to education and the situation in Northern Ireland under the spotlight.

These and other issues pertaining to common social good are among issues set to be discussed by our commentators and activists at The Good Summit on Thursday 17th October as it returns to Trinity College Dublin for a second year.

Over 300 people are expected to attend the event to hear a range of talks and panel discussions from an impressive line-up of speakers who will include:

Liam Cunningham, World Vision ambassador and Game of Thrones star;

Brett Bruen, president of the Global Situation Room and former director of global engagement at the White House during the Obama administration;

Iseult Ward, co-founder of the award winning social enterprise FoodCloud and CEO of FoodCloud Hubs.

Hugo McNeill, ambassador at Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities, chairman of the British Irish Association and former Irish and British and Irish Lions rugby union international;

Brent Pope, TV sports pundit and positive mental health advocate;

And Professor Luke O’Neill, author of ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’;

This year’s theme It was the best of times, it was the worst of times will provide the basis for a candid debate about the key issues affecting the wellbeing of individuals and communities in Ireland, and elsewhere, and the responsibility we all have to make a positive difference for the common good.

The Good Summit will open with an address from Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast followed by presentations from:

Mark McGreevy, CEO of DePaul International;

Matt Callanan, founder of We Make Good Happen;

Simon Anholt, independent policy adviser and founder of The Good Country;

and Claire Lyons-Collins, Director, UK NHS Mental Health Innovation and Improvement.

Other issues being discussed throughout the day will include Homelessness: a global and a local shameDiversity and Equality in the Workplace; The Search for a Better World; What’s Going on up North?; Inclusion Health; Breaking Boundaries in Education – Including the Excluded; Tech for Good; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; When Good Sport Goes Great; Good Social Enterprise; and Researching the Future;  and Self-Care Innovation.   

This event is open to ALL – and details and tickets can be purchased through

Early bird prices end this week.


If you would like to take a stand at the main hall of The Good Summit, please email: Please do this ASAP.


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