The countdown – BT’s final touches

Posted: January 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Oh we are all excited here at BT Towers, as we see the results of our plotting and planning come to fruition. Many of you may not know that BT organises the exhibition from beginning to end – a mammoth task for us here, but one that we’d definitely list as a highlight in our careers.

Each year we endeavour to evolve and enhance the exhibition (a lot of alliteration in that sentence!) – and this isn’t always easy when it has been of such a high standard for the past 47 years. But this year we’ve made a number of changes that we hope you’ll appreciate and enjoy. We are delighted to be joined this year by a number of excellent partners including Analog Devices, Intel, RTE and the Department of Education & Skills and a whole host of other supportive organisations. CoderDojo is coming along, the free computer club movement that is getting wall to wall media coverage these days for providing computer coding classes to young kids. NASA Astronaut Dan Tani is also arriving in (not by shuttle…) to talk to visitors about his amazing career. Other special acts include RobotWars, 3-D Theatre, Little Big Top, and W5!

The MCs always play a big part in the exhibition – opening up the exhibition on Wednesday and announcing the awards on Friday – and not only has the wonderful Aidan Power come on board again this year, we’ve also recruited Roisin Ni Thomain, a TG4 presenter and qualified primary school teacher. Speaking about why she accepted the role of MC, Roisin said, “I’m honored to be chosen this year and feel it’s vital we invest in young minds, especially in the current climate. I have seen the list of entries and I’m bowled over by the innovation and creativity of Ireland’s next wave of scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs!”

Only six more sleeps now till what we believe is the best event of its kind in Europe – come visit and show your support for the students that are finding ways to ‘create tomorrow.’


Priscilla O’Regan, Head of Communications, BT Ireland


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