Global Education Summit, 26-27 March
SMARTlab is proud to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Global Education Summit in Istanbul, with the President of Turkey and senior Ministers, the Education Director of the OECD, Director of Intel EMEA, et al: http://ges.world/speakers/

ASSISTID SUMMIT at RCSI, 21-23 March
21st: Dr David Prendergast of Intel on Lizbeth Goodman and Nicola Herbertson lead the hands-on training session on Communicating for Indsutry Impact, Virtual Worlds by and for People with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities – with participants including the six new SMARTlab-IDRC Marie Curie Fellows: Dr Cathy Dalton, Dr Kenn Kerr, Dr Yugos Politis, Dr Anita Yakkundi, Dr Aviva Cohen and Dr Nigel Robb
http://www.assistid.eu/

TED, 7-8 March
Valencia Spain- inTED: SMARTlab chairs the Panel with speakers including Prof Lizbeth Goodman (chair), Dr Joe Eyerman, Dr Jacki Morie, Camille Baker, Dr Ken Kerr, Prof Jutta Treviranus, Dr Eva de Lera, Nicola Herbertson, Laura Screpanti, Bo Zhang, Cagir Cubukcu, on VIRTUAL WORLDS & ROBOTICS FOR INCLUSIVE LEARNING
https://iated.org/inted/announcement

Profesor Lizbeth Goodman to speak on Innovation at the Leadership Forum, Croke Park Stadium, Dublin this Thursday 3rd March:
http://www.innovateireland.ie/speaker/professor-lizbeth-goodman-nclusive-design-for-education-and-chair-of-creative-technology-innovation-ucd/

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SMARTlab Winter Wonderland- Spring Forward: 2016 PhD Seminar!

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DANCE ABILITY IS BACK!


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Lynne Heller: “Avatar Daughters: Envisioning a Spectrum between the Material/Virtual Through Feminist Theory”#

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This event follows on from the Dublin Seminar of 17 July, and is running in collaboration with the OCADU Masters of Inclusive Design with 25 international candidates participating live, and additional presentations online.

Speakers include Prof Jutta Treviranus, Prof Lizbeth Goodman, Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Why the Caged Bird Sings: Native Radical Inclusivity and Sonic Survivance, including a Cree song and Round Dance as part of the presentation), Lynne Heller, David Lawson, Paul Shechter, Dr Sambhavi Chandrashekar and Don Tapscott!

The seminar is streaming live on Vidyo.
Also see pics in the flickr stream

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bo-award1) Bo was nominated to the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition in Pudong, Shanghai in November, 2014. Working with other team members: Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Nicola Herbertson (Virtual Worlds Manager) and the CEO of the Irish Zhida International company, Mr Yu Xuan Liu, her nomination was based on her current PhD research into virtual worlds and collaborative learning games and tools for cross-cultural exchange. Out of the long-list of 2500 nominations, she was selected for the second round, and finally named in the top 45 (out of 615 shortlisted projects) projects globally, winning a travel award to return to her native China to compete in the final round.

2) Bo has also been selected as one of 12 players to represent UCD in the International Ladies Gaelic Football Team 2015 in Shanghai, China, 19-26th October!

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…Members of the UCD Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland are here collaborating on the seminar, collaborative research projects, and revving up for the Accessibility SPRINT!
Accessible webstream and recordings are available.
See Professor Jutta Treviranus‘ work cited as world-leading in supporting people with disabilities, including Stephen Hawking: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/23/how-to-speak-with-facial-expressions.html

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phdSpeakers include Dr Camille Baker, Dr Alison Williams, Dr Taey Kim, Dr Max Schleser, Dr Jeb Weisman, Dr Deveril, Dr Joe Eyerman, Nicola Herberton, Will Pearson, Bo Zhang, Sapna Ramnani, Tanya Power, Ciara Garvin, & Paul Schechter along with Prof Lizbeth Goodman presenting on Transdisciplinary Research, Practice-led Research, Impact Analysis, Virtual Worlds for Learning, and the process of turning remarkable research into PhDs and published books!

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Professor Brian Harvey, Professor Mike Leahy, Professor Lizbeth Goodman, and Professor Karola Dillenberger were among the PIS and Researchers who attended this important event to mark the forthcoming launch of a programme of 40 fully funded Post-Doctoral Research Posts in the area of Assistive Technology for People with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.
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Disordered-worldThe PhD seminar is well underway! For the full month of July, SMARTlab is facilitating international PhD students in undertaking modules in Research Methods, Critical Thinking, Interdisciplinary Research Skills, Creative Technology Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Open Responsible Innovation! Selected external talks are also available for streaming to remote sites. This week’s highlight so far has been Dr Ian Hughes of Forfas, presenting radical ideas from his new book on Our Disordered World!

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Queen-MaryTara Baoth Mooney, SMARTlab’s SMARTfashion and Sustainability Studio Manager/Artist in Residence, has just returned from Bangladesh where she delivered a series of seminars and workshops in sustainable fashion at the Bangladesh University of Textiles. Tara was appointed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a consultant for the project Better Work in Textiles and Garments.

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