National Conference 2015 

“Embracing the Past, Empowering the Future!” 

Thursday, November 5th – Sunday, November 8th, 2015 

Seaport Hotel Boston, MA 

City View Ballroom


*Agenda reflects confirmed speakers as of November 3rd.  Agenda is subject to changes or additions.

Thursday, November 5th, 2015  

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.           Welcome Reception

Bostonia Public House
131 State Street
Boston, MA

Sponsored by Synergy Investments



Friday, November 6th, 2015 



                                         200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

                                           City View Ballroom



8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.    Registration and Check-in 


                                     City View Ballroom


8:30 a.m.  - 8:40 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions

                                   Steve Lenox, President, INUSA

                                   Sean Moynihan, President, IN Boston


8:40 a.m.  - 8:50 a.m.  Welcome to Boston Address

                                   The Honorable Linda Dorcena Forry

                                   Massachusetts State Senator


                                   Eugene L. O’Flaherty

                                   Corporation Counsel, City of Boston


8:50 a.m.  - 8:55 a.m.  Introduction of Ambassador

                                   Fionnuala Quinlan

                                   Consul General of Ireland Boston


8:55 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Address by The Honorable Anne Anderson

                                  Ambassador of Ireland to the United States


9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Panel 1 – Empowering the Future Through Global Education

                                   Bridget Hester Fantini, MIT, Moderator

                                   Margaret Cardosi, North American Recruitment Coordinator, UCD                                   

                                   Victoria Denoon, University of Massachusetts Lowell

                                   Liam Kennedy, Director of the Clinton Institute, UCD via skype

                                   Robert Mauro, Director of the Irish Institute, Boston College                          


10:05 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  Panel 2 - A New Century in Transatlantic Business Links

                                     Dave Greaney, Synergy Investments, Moderator

                                     Gary Hanley, SVP North America, Invest Northern Ireland

                                     Ryan McDermott, President, Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA)

                                     Larry Naughton, Partner, Choate, Hall and Stewart


10:55 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. Remarks by Mark Campbell, Randox Laboratories, LLC


11:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Keynote Address and Q & A

                                     Mark Redmond, Chief Executive

                                     The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland


12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Networking Luncheon

                                       Sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland                           


12:50 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Panel 3 - The New Global Irish Diaspora

                                    Sean Moynihan, President, IN Boston, Moderator

                                    Louise Corrigan, President, IN Dublin

                                    John Foley, Esq., Foley Law Offices                                    

                                    Ronnie Millar, Irish International Immigration Center

                                    Íde B. O'Carroll, Co-Chair of Cumann Gaelach Amherst/Amherst Irish Association                                               

1:35 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.  Panel 4 - Global Irish Making an Impact

                                  Marcelle Murray, Founding Board Member IN Boston, Moderator

                                  Paul Maguire, Partner, Maguire Hegarty

                                  Sister Conchita McDonnell, Killeshandra Nuns

                                  Christina Noble, Noble Foundation


2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Panel 5 - Global Irish Digital Connections

                                  Jeff Curley, Cara Resources, Moderator

                                  Matt Krayton, Publitics

                                  Ashlinn Marron, IN Bay Area, IN Best Practice

                                  Caitriona Perry, RTE


3:05 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.  Tourism Ireland Presentation

                                  Jean McCluskey, Promotions

                                  Steve Novak, Associate Athletic Director for Development, Boston College


3:25 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.  Panel 6 - Global Irish On the Pitch

                                  Cathal Conlon, V.P. of Marketing, New England Revolution - Moderator

                                  Catherine Conway, Assistant Coach, Women’s National Team, Ireland Lacrosse

                                  John Cunningham, Boston GAA

                                  Pat Doab, President, IN Austin, IN Best Practice

                                  Laurence McCarthy, Seton Hall, International Sports Management


4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Connect Ireland Presentation

                                   Joanna Murphy, CEO


4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Panel 7 - INUSA The Future Ahead! 

                                  Deirdre Woodbyrne, INUSA, Executive Director, Moderator

                                  Brian Boland, IN Atlanta

                                  Aoife Butler, INUSA President Emeritus

                                  Noreen McCormack, President, IN Seattle, IN Best Practice

                                  Paul Savage,                                                    


5:00 p.m.                   Wrap Up and Conclusion


6:00 p.m.                   A bus will begin transporting guests from the Seaport Hotel to the State House 

Friday Evening, November 6th, 2015 


6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. IN Boston 5th Anniversary Celebration!

Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon Street (General Hooker Entrance)

Boston, MA

Guests will be entertained by Hogan's Goat and served hors d'ouvres, including our event staples - Guinness Irish Stew and Mashed Potato Bar.  There will also be open bar including craft Irish brews. Tickets are $50.



Saturday afternoon, November 7th, 2015 


1:30 p.m.  Doors Open for the 2nd INUSA Film Festival

                Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square

                40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA



Welcome and Introduction


Dawn Morrissey,

Director, Irish Film Festival Boston


Stewart Matthews

First Secretary and Head of Administration,

Northern Ireland Bureau       


INUSA Short Film 2015

Boogaloo and Graham, 2014


INUSA Feature Film 2015

The Guarantee, 2014


Skype with Director Ian Power


Brooklyn Trailer


Abbey Theatre Presentation

Skype with Oonagh Desire,

Director of Public Affairs & Advancement


Saturday Evening, November 7th, 2015 


5:00 p.m. Saturday Night Meetup! 

Dooleys Pub 

77 Broad St, Boston, MA 



Sunday, November 8th, 2015 


10:00 a.m. - Noon Farewell Brunch 

Atlantic Beer Garden 

146 Seaport Boulevard 

Boston, MA  02210 

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