Some of Ireland’s most successful public figures have decided to come together to “inspire and empower” young people to actively contribute to society, as part of a new social enterprise called ‘Zeminar’.
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has partnered with Zeminar as part of an event which aims to encourage young people to excel in entrepreneurship and, “play an active role in society.”
 
The youth event will feature “influential powerhouse innovators” such as mental health activist Bressie, senator Lynn Ruane and former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh, amongst others.
 
“The Union of Students in Ireland is delighted to be partnering with Zeminar on this event.
 
"Zeminar is a wonderful event to inspire young people with powerhouse speakers and influencers who have broken barriers and overcome personal hurdles on their way to success,” USI President Annie Hoey said.
 
The event will include workshops, motivational speeches and interactive classes. Guest speakers will discuss a range of topics including sexuality, sport, technology, entrepreneurship, nutrition, wellness and bullying.
 
There will also be ‘mini-Zeminars’ dedicated to wellness, careers, extracurricular activities and support networks. 
 
Exhibitors will include Foróige, Jigsaw, Spunout.com, an Oige, DIT, Scouting Ireland and Reachout.com.
 
The event, which is targeted at those between the ages of 15 and 20, aims to bring together all those invested in the well-being and development of young people.
 
“Generation Z are growing up in a uniquely challenging and complex environment; unlike anything experienced by previous generations. It is our wish to introduce Generation Z to a network of support, tailor-made for them,” CEO of Zeminar Damien Clarke said.
 
“To date, the majority of youth-centric events have focused on one or two aspects of teenage life. Zeminar will address all of the issues facing young people in this new, technological age, making it the most all-encompassing youth event in Ireland,” he concluded.
 
The event will run over the course of three days in the RDS in Dublin, beginning on the 11th of October.
 
Tickets can be purchased here