Creative Minds Hackathon Creates Tech Solutions for Refugee Inclusion

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2016 Three original tech platforms to facilitate refugee inclusion took the top honors at the second annual Creative Minds social entrepreneurship hackathon sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and Intel in partnership with the DCU Ryan Academy October 14-16, 2016.  During the 48-hour hackathon, ...
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J-1 Photo Contest – send your entry now!

Did you have an unforgettable J-1 summer this year? Share your J-1 summer with us!  Email us a high resolution digital photo of you and your friends in front of an iconic U.S. city or landmark to  DublinJ@state.gov .   UPDATE!!: The closing date has been extended to midnight on Sunday September 18, 2016! The winning ...
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World Head and Neck Cancer Day

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, this Creative Minds event explored advances transforming head and neck cancer care. Facilitated by Professor James Paul O’Neill from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, other keynote speakers included Dr. Luc G. T. Morris from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and Mr. Iain James Nixon, the ...
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Wired for Sound – Treating Deafness with Cochlear Implants

On Friday, July 15, 2016 Ambassador O’Malley hosted the Creative Minds event “Wired for Sound – Treating Deafness with Cochlear Implants”. The program explored some of the new breakthroughs in cochlear implant technology and procedures. The Irish National Cochlear Implant Program (NCIP) was established in Beaumont Hospital in 1995 by Dr. Laura Viani. This is ...
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Creative Minds: Creative Disruption

The U.S. Embassy in Ireland hosted its annual economic conference, “Creative Minds: Creative Disruption” at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The conference explored the role of disruptive innovation in driving economic growth and shared prosperity in the U.S.-Irish relationship, and beyond. The event was part of the U.S. Embassy’s Creative ...
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Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird wows audience at U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

On Friday, April 29, U.S. Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds event with musician & multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird prior to his Saturday, April 30 performance at Vicar Street in Dublin. The event featured a discussion and performance moderated by Lyric FM presenter Ellen Cranitch. Andrew Bird is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He ...
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Irish-American Songwriter Patty Griffin Joins Creative Minds

Listen to Patty’s interview and performance on RTE Radio 1’s Arena Ambassador O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds event with U.S. singer/songwriter Patty Griffin, which featured a discussion and performance moderated by Jim Lockhart, radio personality and member of Celtic rock band Horslips. Patty Griffin is a Grammy-Award winning artist who has achieved great acclaim for her songwriting as well as her powerful voice. Her first two ...
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Spoken Word Artist Saul Williams Inspires Young Irish Poets

Listen to an interview and reading by Saul which featured on RTE Radio 1’s ‘Arena’ program. U.S. Embassy Dublin sponsored poet Saul William’s headline performance at the LINGO Spoken Word Festival September 18. As part of his participation in the Creative Minds Series, Saul also led a masterclass for young poets at the Fighting Words Creative Writing Center. Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, was ...
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CEO and Entrepreneur Jim McKelvey gets Down to Business

Listen to a podcast of Jim McKelvey’s interview with Down to Business on Newstalk Irish businessman and media personality Bobby Kerr, host of Down to Business on Newstalk radio moderated a Creative Minds event entitled “The Keys to Business Innovation” with CEO and entrepreneur Jim McKelvey at the U.S. Embassy. Jim is a General Partner at Cultivation Capital. In 2009, Jim co-founded Square, one of the fastest growing technology ...
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Pixar’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera share their creative process

On Monday, July 14th, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with Pixar’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in partnership with The Walt Disney Company at this residence in the Phoenix Park. Pete Docter is the Oscar-winning director of ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘Up’ and vice president, creative, at Pixar Animation Studios, ...
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Songwriting Craft and Music Copyright with Paul Williams & Glen Hansard

Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with Paul Williams and Glen Hansard entitled “A Conversation on Songwriting Craft and Music Copyright” on On Tuesday, July 14th. The event in partnership with the Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO) will highlight U.S.-Ireland music industry linkages through a discussion of songwriting craft and music copyright. Paul ...
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Creative Minds – The Moth Storytelling

http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F20759595%5F0%5F%5F On Wednesday, April 8th, Ambassador O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Series Event: The Moth “True Stories Told Live. The Moth is an acclaimed non-profit founded in New York dedicated to the art of storytelling. Created in 1997 by novelist George Dawes Green, the Moth presents storytelling competitions called “StorySLAMs” and has expanded to 16 cities across ...
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Creative Minds: Music Composers for Video Games

Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin was among several American music composers who attended a Creative Minds Reception hosted by Ambassador O’Malley on April 1, 2015. During a panel discussion moderated by journalist Dearbhail McDonald, composers Russell Browner, Eimear Noone, Tommy Tallarico and Christopher Tin explored how interactive entertainment and video games are enabling composers working across ...
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Creative Minds South by Southwest (SXSW) Send Off 2015

On Tuesday, February 24th, Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds South by Southwest (SXSW) Send Off. Through a panel discussion with SXSW alumni and a stunning performance by Irish pop-rock band Walking on Cars (one of the outgoing bands), the Send Off showcased the story of Irish musicians and companies who have found success ...
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Ben Folds Becomes First Musician at Creative Minds

Listen to a podcast of the event on RTE Radio 1’s Arena with Sean Rocks American singer songwriter and acclaimed pianist Ben Folds was the first musician to perform in the Embassy’s Creative Minds Series in the Ambassador’s Phoenix Park residence on February 13, 2015. President Michael D. Higgins was in attendance along with representatives from the Irish arts and cultural sector. From 1995 to 2000, Folds was the frontman and ...
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Sopranos Creator David Chase Kicks off Creative Minds

On January 29th Ambassador O’Malley hosted “The Sopranos” creator David Chase at his residence as part of the Embassy’s “Creative Minds” series. David spoke to RTE 2FM Broadcaster Dave Fanning about his life and work. Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht attended the event. David Chase is an American writer, director and television producer. ...
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