Harrington Joins Player Panel at Women in Sport

We are just over two weeks away from our annual gathering to highlight and explore the role of Women in Irish Sport.

Only a handful of tickets are left for the half-day session taking place at the studios of RTÉ on Wednesday morning, November 13th and today we are delighted to welcome World Champion and Tokyo Olympic hopeful Kellie Harrington as the latest name to join our Player Perspective panel on the day.

Harrington is the reigning Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sports Woman of the Year and we are delighted to welcome her to a great line up of speakers that we are excited to host.

This is the sixth year we will have gathered to debate the issues, celebrate the wins and question where we need to go next.

We will look at how Swedish TV has pulled together different sporting bodies to create far greater awareness and visibility of its sporting stars competing beyond the major spectator sports.

We will be talking to those who are making the greatest difference in how Women can be treated as more than second class citizens when it comes to sport.

Coming along will mean you are part of the debate, part of the future of Women in Sport.

Last year’s event sold out well in advance and we are down to less than 20 available tickets now for our 2019 event so please do book your place if you want to attend as there is nothing we can do to make the venue any bigger.

Here is our provisional running order at the moment and we will be unveiling new speakers and elements over the coming days and weeks as we count down to the event.  Please note the earlier start time.
0800: Arrival of Guests
0900: Welcome Comments
0910: CEO Panel featuring Sarah Keane, President of the Olympic Federation of Ireland and CEO of Swim Ireland and others to be revealed
0945: Knowledge Burst RTE on Audience Insight
0950: No Limbs, No Limits – Keynote interview with Joanne O’Riordan
1020: Knowledge Burst: #We Play Conference
1025: Coffee Break
1055: Knowledge Burst: Liberty Insurance on the Camogie All-Stars
1100: A Way Towards Full Equality – Asa Edlund Jonsson, Head of Sport and Patric Hamsch, Head of Digital at Swedish TV on the Swedish Model of bringing sport together and to the attention of a national audience, together with Cliona O’Leary, Deputy Head of TV Sport at RTÉ 
1135: Knowledge Burst: Lidl Ireland on Ladies Football
1140: Keynote Interview Nora Stapleton Women in Sport Lead at Sport Ireland
1220: Knowledge Burst: To be revealed this week
1225: The Player Perspective with World Champion Kellie Harrington and others to be revealed this week.
1300: Launch of 50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport
1305: Light Lunch and networking

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