CEO Peter Cunningham speaks at TEDxStormont 2024, exploring theme of 'Restore'

Group, 26th January 2024
CEO Peter at TedX Event

Our CEO, Peter Cunningham, was privileged to attend TEDxStormont2024 at Parliament Buildings last Saturday, 20th January, exploring the theme of ‘Restore’.

During an impromptu interview with Sarah Travers from Bespoke Communications, Peter spoke passionately to a packed audience about Camlin Group’s commitment to creating opportunities for young STEM talent to remain and thrive in Northern Ireland.

Reflecting on Northern Ireland’s complex past, he emphasised that when opportunity and hope are placed in the centre of a community, people transcend their differences to realise their fullest potential. He said that there is an overwhelming appetite in Northern Ireland for people to work together and events like TedxStormont ‘Restore’ provide the perfect platform to promote meaningful dialogue to try and create sustainable change and ultimately action.

Hear more from Peter in his interview here:

Beginning as a four-day conference in California, TED and the TEDx programme has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives like TEDxStormont, which since 2013 has organised over 20 events and meet-ups, including TEDxStormont, TEDxStormont Women, Salons, City 2.0, TED Global viewing parties, TED Circles, Countdown, and a week-long virtual Summer Camp.

Across the span of a decade, TEDxStormont has hosted some of the most acclaimed speakers including Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Lyra McKee, and astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

The event brings individuals from an array of backgrounds such as academia, journalism, music, business, and sport.

TEDxStormont2024 speakers included:

1. Alex Kane – Political Columnist and Commentator

2. Celtic Psalms – Music Group

3. Ed Lindsay – Custodian and Owner of Finnebrogue Woods

4. Jamie Duffy – Musician and Songwriter

5. Jane Shaw – Therapist, Writer and Educator

6. John Martin – Head of Policy and Advocacy at RSPB NI

7. Justin Lowry – Antique Dealer and Reuse Revolution Enthusiast

8. Kiran Young Wimberly – Presbyterian Minister and Co-founder of Celtic Pilgrims

9. Matthew Taylor – Mental Health Campaigner

10. Michael Boyd OBE – Sport and Business Specialist

11. Michael O’Sullivan – Economist and Author

12. Paula Kennedy Garcia – Customer Experience Thought Leader, Innovator and Strategist

13. Romav Ali – A-Level Student

14. Sinead Sharkey-Steenson – Leadership Career Coach

15. Susan Lagdon – Lecturer in Psychology (Mental Health)

16. Declan Keeney – Professor of Screen Technologies & Innovation

17. Heidi McIlvenny – Marine Specialist