IrelandCon 2018

IrelandCon: Connecting Modern Ireland
November 1, 2018 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Playa Vista Campus

  • On Nov. 1, 2018, IrelandWeek 2018 and LMU's Irish Studies Program hosted a full day of programming celebrating creativity and innovation in technology, trade, culture, and entertainment. Global movers and shakers, as well as LMU faculty and students, convened at the Playa Vista campus to explore the cultural connections between Ireland and Silicon Beach. 

    Learn more about IrelandCon and IrelandWeek, including past and future events, at


  • IrelandCon, the conference component of IrelandWeek, featured a series of panel discussions and keynote speeches celebrating creativity and innovation across tech, trade, culture and entertainment.

    Panel topics and presentations included:

    The New World Order
    Doing International Business in a rapidly changing environment; Discussion on GDPR/Privacy, Brexit, and International Trade

    The Innovation Journey from Ireland to Los Angeles
    Success stories and challenges facing Irish companies and executives navigating the US market

    LA as a leader in International Trade - Think Big
    Funding Expert's take on funding on the world stage

    Disrupt, Scale, Globalize
    How start-ups cultivate rapid success

    Connecting Modern Ireland
    An IrelandWeek success story - CWB's Joe Clarke on how IrelandWeek networking led to a 2018 success story

    Featured Conversation
    On Ireland's production tax incentives in the Film Industry

    Location Ireland
    The growth of tv film production and the knock on effect on tourism and the economy; Keynote Interview: Where music meets Film and TV

    Celebrating Creativity and Innovation; Women in Entertainment
    Clearing the Hurdle: Successful women in Entertainment and their journeys

    The official IrelandCon 2018 Program is available for download here.


  • Event Photo Gallery

    Group shot in front of step n' repeat

    Joe Clark and Paul Bowland presenting

    Presenters at IrelandCon on Globalization Panel

    panelists presenting on Ireland's production tax incentives

    Buzz ONeill Robbin D Crabtree Deirdre O'Neill in front of step n' repeat

    Location Ireland Panel at IrelandCon 2018

    Panel on business connection between Ireland and LA

    Nina Hachigian and Robert O'Driscoll in front of step n' repeat

    Robbin Crabtree and Robert O'Driscoll in front of step n' repeat

    The Innovation Journey Panel at IrelandCon

    Think Big Panel at IrelandCon 2018

    Where music meets film and TV panel at IrelandCon 2018

    Women in Entertainment Panel at IrelandCon 2018

     Additional photos are available in the IrelandWeek 2018 photo gallery at