Engage Ideas Forum

Ideas, concepts, new perspectives drive everything we do here in Age & Opportunity. It is our experience that, as we age, we can engage with new ideas with the kind of rigorous enthusiasm that is both refreshing and satisfying. Living a longer life gives us perspective; staying involved with life gives us a passion. Our Engage events bring together speakers with new ideas and perspectives to share with older audiences.

Speakers and topics at Engage

Examples of Engage speakers so far have included:

  • Actor Eamon Morrissey on the power of cultivating the nation’s imaginations

  • Journalist Roisin Boyd on the practical evolution of multiculturalism

  • Musician Jim Lockhart on the end of the future in the popular song

  • Historian Lindsey Earner-Byrne on collective social responsibility for the industrial school system

  • Educationalist John Coolihan on the successes of the Irish education system

  • Gerontologist Sarah Harper on the revolution in global demographics

  • Broadcaster Chris Donoghue on hope during recessionary times

Engage events are about bringing older audiences into the heart of a debate. Engage is about confronting, confounding and inspiring. Now, what do you think?

For more information on Engage contact Age & Opportunity on 01 805 7709 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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