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HeadSpace2018 symposium

HeadSpace2018 symposium is a two-day celebration of scientific and creative investigation into brain health and dementia, will take place in Trinity College, Dublin from 2nd-3rdMarch, 2018.

The symposium will centre on topics and conversations around caring communities, research and practical cultural solutions. The aim is to come up with ideas and actionable outcomes that will inform, engage, entertain and inspire attendees and the wider community. A host of expert speakers will be in attendance to inform attendees on their own perspectives and suggest how their thinking might serve Ireland’s ageing population. A parallel creative program shows this work in action.

It’s an opportunity to see community activation already developing in Ireland and elsewhere, and to connect directly with those responsible.

The event is free.

Further details and ticket are available here.

Speakers include:

Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

Tim Carpenter, is CEO/Founder of EngAGE and Host/Producer of the EXPERIENCE TALKS radio show. EngAGE changes lives by transforming affordable senior and multigenerational housing communities into vibrant centres of learning, wellness and creativity.  

Iseult Byrne– Director Dublin's Culture Connects - an initiative of Dublin City Council http://www.dublinscultureconnects.ie

John Conolly- Lead Counsellor, Westminster Homeless Health Counseling Service

Alexandra Coulter- Director of Arts & Health South West and Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Sebastian Crutch www.createdoutofmind.org

Roisin Ryder- Community Development Worker, Fatima Groups United FRC

David Slater www.entelechyarts.org

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