EWB Annual Conference 2020

Start time 2020-03-05 18:00
Finished Time 2020-03-05 20:30
Address Wood Quay Venue, DCC Civic Offices

Now in its 7th year the Engineers Without Borders Ireland annual conference has featured some outstanding speakers over the years. We are delighted to announce that this year Andrew Lamb, Global Innovation Lead with Field Ready will be the keynote speaker.

The proceeds from the conference will go to the Brave like Emmeline Holland fundraising campaign set up by Billy Holland and Lanlih Keane in memory of their brave daughter Emmeline to raise money for very sick children in Ireland and the facilities that are required to support them and their families at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Cork University Hospital (Children’s wards) and Ronald McDonald House.


6:00pm – Registration, refreshments and networking

6:30pm – Welcome

6:45pm – Andrew Lamb, Field Ready

7:45pm – Olivia Holbrook & Rachel Ryan (WTINE 2017 Winners)

8:15pm – Declan Alcock, Director EWB-Ireland

8:30pm – Networking


This event is CPD approved through Engineers Ireland and qualifies for 3 hours CPD

About Andrew;Andrew is the former CEO of Engineers Without Borders – UK. He co-founded and serves as a Trustee of the Humanitarian Centre in Cambridge. Andrew is also a Trustee of RedR-UK. He has worked as a consultant for the UN and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations and has also been a regular contributor on engineering issues to various media outlets including the BBC, Independent, Times, Guardian and Ingenia magazine.

When Andrew stood down as Chief Executive of EWB-UK, he got involved in Field Ready and the global maker movement. Andrew brings stories from Haiti, Nepal, Turkey, Syria, Kenya, Myanmar and the United Nations – stories about Nepali entrepreneurs and massive aid agencies, start-ups and the status quo, university students and giant corporations, and a new kind of future where ‘mass production’ is going to be disrupted by ‘production by the masses’. He’ll talk about 3D Printing, Makers, Blockchain and business models – and what it could mean for developing and disaster affected countries in the next few years.

About Field Ready;Field Ready meets humanitarian and reconstruction aid needs by transforming logistics through technology, design and engaging people in new ways. They make useful items where they are needed to solve problems locally. They pass on these skills to others through training and capacity-building. Field Ready are pioneering innovative approaches to the toughest challenges regardless of the sector. The impact of this is dramatically improved efficiency making aid faster, cheaper and better.