2022 Keynote Speakers

Kate Molloy

Black and white photo of Kate Molloy
Kate Molloy is a Learning Technologist with the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at NUI Galway and is currently the NUI Galway lead on the Irish Universities Association Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning project. Prior to taking up this role at NUI Galway, Kate had been a secondary English teacher in both the United States and Ireland for over a decade. As a teacher, she became interested in critical pedagogy, inclusivity, and the use of technology. In 2015, she moved into higher education where she supports staff teaching with technology. Her work focuses on the informed and ethical use of technology in higher education, learning design, and open practice. Kate is Secretary, National Executive of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI), and was a Digital Pedagogy Lab Fellow in 2019. She tweets at @hey_km.

Resources from Kate’s session are available on Wakelet.

Yvonne Conaty

Yvonne Conaty is the P-TECH Programme Manager for IBM in Ireland since June 2019. Prior to joining IBM Yvonne taught in post-primary schools here in Ireland for 10 years.

Orna Mulhern

Orna is Education and Technology Coordinator, School’s Programme for Kinia, an education focused non-profit, charity and social enterprise, making sure future focused skills and learning opportunities are available for all children and young people.

Conor Power

Conor is a Secondary School teacher at Coláiste Chiaráin in Limerick, teaching Coding and Computer Science. Conor is an avid user of Google products in Education and is a Google Certified Teacher.

Tony Riley

Tony has worked in the education sector and held classroom teaching positions and posts of responsibility both here in Ireland and Internationally for over 25 years, including rural New Zealand and inner city London.  He now lives in Ireland and continues to be involved in various new and interesting educational initiatives and programmes in both the Primary and Secondary school sectors. His focus has been the development of a more positive environment in the classroom through gamification and the use of hand-held devices and social media.  He is currently working as an Education Officer with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.