Time: 9.30-14.00 (incl. light lunch)

Location: The Digital Depot, behind 157 Thomas St. Dublin 8.

To attend one has to register. Registration is free. To register mailto:daretobedigital@thedigitalhub.come-mail here.. For general details on the Scottish competition see www.daretobedigital.com

The draft programme for the Irish information day is as follows.

9:30-10:00 Registration

Welcome Address – Philip Flynn, CEO Digital Hub Development Agency

Keynote Address – Dr. Jim Terkurst, University of Abertay
Jim will provide an overview of the Scottish games sector and where the games sector is going in the future.

Dare to be Digital Overview
Jackie McKenzie, University of Abertay and Damian Furlong (Irish student and leader of a team in this year’s competition)

·Background to Dare to be Digital
·Dare to be Digital Format – and Ireland’s participation
·Damian Furlong, A student perspective on participating in the project

11:45-12:00 Coffee Break

Panel discussion to be chaired by Dr. Aphra Kerr and will address the following themes:

·Overview of the Irish Games Sector
·Opportunities in the Gaming Sector
·Skill requirements of the Gaming industry

Michael Kenna, EI Representative
Irish Company, TBC
Deirdre Lyons, IDA Representative
International Company: TBC
Michael Hallissy, The Digital Hub

Light lunch provided