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THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TRALEE is pleased to announce details of the following conferences and symposiums which are taking place.

Conference Schedule, March-April-May 2012

Creative Media Symposium Creative Media Logo

Telling the Story (Quality Content Generation)

30th March, 2012.

Traditionally the written or spoken word was the one means of telling a story. Today stories are told through such various media as radio, film, music, animation, and a scala of web-related channels. Stories can now be delivered instantaneously and world-wide. But the demand for a "quality" story has remained unchanged.

With such easy and immediate access to narrative, how can we continue to ensure the quality of its content?

A one day symposium to examine and answer this question will take place in the Solas Building. IT. Tralee North Campus on Friday

Speakers include:

  • Philip King, Hummingbird Productions.
  • Fionn Kidney, Science Gallery, Trinity College.
  • Terry Prone, Communications Clinic
  • Paul Dolan, FAS
  • Fiona Stack, Radio Kerry.
  • Peter Windle, RTE
  • Jerry Kennelly, tweak. com
  • Johnny Kelly, Nexus Productions.
  • Sabina Bonicci,
  • Karl Wallace, Siamsa Tire

For further information and bookings phone: 066 7191863 or email:


Shannon ABC's Open Innovation Conference Shannon ABC Logo

4th & 5th April, 2012

Shannon ABC's Open Innovation Conference will bring together leaders in Industry with world class research and development scientists operating in Ireland.

The Conference will focus on Biotechnology and Life Sciences, with presentations on industry collaborations with academia, and how this has driven innovation and provided added value for companies.

Specific networking between academia and industry will be facilitated through dedicated one to one Industry/Academia meetings timetabled by prior arrangement through the conference website.

The 2012 conference takes place at the LIT campus in Moylish, Limerick.


For further information and bookings please contact: Tim Yeomans, Centre Manager, Shannon ABC.

Phone: 066-7144217 or visit


Develop Cycling Tourism in Kerry - The Challenges and Opportunities B'Spoke logo

21st April, 2012

This seminar will present ideas on how to develop cycling tourism which will be of interest to community tourism groups, tourism businesses and local authorities who will be eager to explore the potential of cycling as a tourism product for development in Kerry. Cycling has increased as a leisure activity in Ireland and offers excellent potential for development.

The seminar will include speakers involved in

  1. Developing 'From Start to Finish' The Great Western Greenway in Mayo, generating €7.2m in the local economy
  2. Southern Trail, a voluntary group who have developed a 53 mile long trail along the old Great Southern Railway in Limerick.

Representatives from various tourism development agencies will also outline the supports available to assist developments in this area. Rick Cook, from 'Sustrans', a pioneer of the 'Safe Routes' concept in the UK & Northern Ireland will also address the conference.


For further infonnation and bookings please contact:

Mary Rose Stafford, Centre Manager, Hospitality & Tourism Unit, Institute of Technology Tralee Co. Kerry. Tel 066-7191664.


European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity EUCAPA logo

'Putting Practice-Based Research into Action'

6th-8th May, 2012

The Institute of Technology Tralee in conjunction with the CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre & the Irish Sports Council will host the European Conference in Adapted Physical Activity 2012 (EUCAPA). This biennial European conference is a major gathering of stakeholders in the field of Adapted Physical Activity.

The focus of the conference will be on the presentation of research and case studies which can inform day to day practice in relation to the inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities in physical activity and sport. This is the ideal event for Irish advocacy groups, national agencies and disability services to network with world leading academics and pan­ European service providers. This conference will give you the opportunity to network with peers, present your work or learn from other experienced professionals. You will leave with new ideas, practical to-do lists, enhanced understanding and real practical knowledge as well as up to date approaches and research.

The conference will follow four main strands:

  1. Adapted Physical Education,
  2. Adapted Physical Activity,
  3. Rehabilitation and Disability Sport.
  4. Presentations will relate to the full spectrum of disabilities including, intellectual, sensor, physical disabilities and mental health.

For further information please contact:

Linda Raymond, Conference Coordinator.
Phone: 066 71 45647 or visit

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