ISTA Annual Conference 2017 “Meitheal – Working Together”

“Meitheal – Working Together” is the tagline for this year’s annual conference which will take place on 7th-9th April 2017 in Maynooth University.

A draft programme is now available on the conference website.

Note to ASTI members: “As ASTI members are bound by the terms of the Junior Cycle Framework Directive they would not be in a position to attend the workshops on the Junior Cycle Science specification. We see no reason why they could not attend and participate in any other element of your conference.” Ed Byrne, President.

Friday Keynote Speakers include:

Official opening with Jonathan McCrea.

‘The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Callan’ with Eoin Gill, Dr Sheila Donegan – CALMAST, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Saturday Keynote Speakers include:

Prof Donal O’Shea – Obesity & Diabetes

Prof Marie Cassidy – Forensic Science – Ireland’s first female state pathologist

Dr Mark O’Gríofa – Physician, Scientist, Engineer, Aquanaut & Researcher.

Prof John Sweeney – Climate Change

Sunday Keynote Speakers:

Alan McCormack – Sparking Creative Thinking through Storylines and Imagineering

Brenda Corcoran – HPV Vaccine: Separating Fact from Fiction

Lots of parallel sessions and interesting workshops for both Primary & Secondary School Science.

Early bird booking and more info. on the conference website!


Hotel Bookings must be done directly by phoning the Glen Royal Hotel. Tel: 01-629 0909
All conference attendees can available of a discounted room price.
To avail of these discounts conference members must contact the Glenroyal Hotel directly and quote the promotional code booking reference number 200221.
Hotel Bookings must be done directly by phoning the Glen Royal Hotel. Tel: 01-629 0909

ISTA Package:
Friday 7th April: €90 (single); €100 (double/twin)
Saturday 8th April: €100 (single); €110 (double/twin)

Free parking will be available on both North and South campus of Maynooth University for the duration of the conference.

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