University of Galway

Register Now: Semantic Picnic, University of Galway Aug 23rd

Submitted on Wednesday, 16/08/2023

Please join us on Wednesday 23rd August and Thursday 24th August to celebrate 20 years since the establishment of DERI – Digital Enterprise Research Institute and ten years since the establishment of Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. Register here 

It will be an opportunity to welcome alumni and friends to the University of Galway to meet, network and explore collaborations over two days.

Day 1: Insight Data Connections – Seizing the Data Opportunity through Collaboration

10:00am – Registration

10.30 am – Welcome address by Professor Noel O’Connor (Insight – CEO)

Followed by a full day of events, including:

  • Industrial Collaboration Showcase
  • Working groups on key challenges and opportunities
  • Poster and pitching sessions
  • Horizon Europe Funding Opportunities session on Work Programme 23/24
  • Collaboration Showcase
  • Visit the Computer and Communications Museum

4.30 pm – Closing remarks by Professor Edward Curry followed by an evening reception.


Day 2: The Semantic Picnic – An Alumni and Friends Gathering

9:00 am – Registration

9.30 am – Welcome address by Dr Paul Dodd and Professor Edward Curry

Followed by a full day of themed panel discussion, including:

  • Retrospective Panels with Directors, Research/Academic, and Industry/Start-up
  • Education and Public Engagement: Past and Future
  • Visit the Computer and Communications Museum
  • Future Panels on Data for Health and Wellbeing, Digital Society, and Sustainable Development Goals

4.45 pm Closing remarks by Dr Brian Wall followed by a BBQ in Sult College bar.


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