Join us in Dublin on 24 October as The Good Summit celebrates the Art of Possible by inviting connections and nurturing networks that motivate us toward a better shared today. Focusing on the streams of Good Society, Good Health, Good Work and Good Leadership, the event provides a time for sharing and learning, striving and trying.
Taking place in the iconic Trinity College Dublin, we will bring you a space for dialogue that motivates those who feel disengaged and disenchanted with how the world works, offering a platform for solidarity, with new ideas and empowerment.
From global corporate syndicates to local government, NGOs, charities, SMEs, NFPs, social entrepreneurs and social activists. The Good Summit is an event that inspires and fuels the small movements already taking place around the globe. It is a metaphorical raincloud to help cultivate the ground where change is already taking place.
You will go home from The Good Summit raised up, challenged and inspired.
Please see a copy of the event program below. Please download here to bring to the event with you. The programme content is subject to change, and we will endeavour to keep it as up to date as possible.
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Somewhere in the historic annals of Trinity College Dublin’s House 27, c.2014, a bright young energetic and enigmatic Amr Dawood burst through the door of the Methodist Chaplain, the older, almost as energetic, and possibly more enigmatic Julian (Jools) Hamilton. He came in as a leader in the Trinity Muslim society asking the Christian chaplain for help with a charity auction during Ramadan. An immediate friendship was born that crossed perceived barriers of race, religion, ethnicity and age, and led them to a deep appreciation and respect for each other.
Their friendship was strengthened when after the horrific attacks in Paris 2015, Amr & Jools were invited by the Students Union of Trinity to jointly address a peace vigil in the vast front square. In front of over 500 students holding candles to disperse the darkness in the creeping winter, they jointly called on people to remember victims and overcome the darkness. Together they called for a better world.
After that evening was over, Jools and Amr conspired dreams of a better world, and then decided they had no choice – they had a responsibility to make positive change real.
And The Good Summit was born
Amr & Jools passionately believe that change is possible, and that humanity can do better. Goodness is not an automatic response, it takes work, it takes effort, it takes partnership and sweat … but it is worth it.
Together they spawned the dream and invited others – much more experienced than them – to join the adventure of getting people together who wanted to see the world work differently. The arenas of social enterprise and corporate responsibility provide the natural realms where people can be inspired to think and act differently – and the dream of The Good Summit, is that in small ways, you can form habits and working practices that help to make this world a more just and fair place for us all.
CEO of Blithe Spirit Ltd.
Founder of Independent Financial Consultants
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Chaplain to Trinity College Dublin. Co–Founder The Good Summit, Founder Youthspirit.
Community activist and theologian
Founder of Refugees Welcome NI and Tech For Good Dublin
Head of Social & Community Strategy at eumom
Head of Branches, Bank of Ireland
Co–Founder & CEO The Good Summit
Dublin Airport is located north of the city. There are regular buses to the city centre or it is just a short trip in a taxi.
If you would like recommendation on where to stay, we have partnered with several hotels in Dublin city centre that are all of a high standard. Please see the map below for details & links to all hotels.
The venue is walkable from city centre or a 5 minute taxi ride. There is also public transport that passes the venue.