Changing Our Ways, Changing Our World: Ethical Education Conference 2018

Now in its fourth year, Educate Together’s annual Ethical Education Conference is an established event in the education calendar and one not to be missed!

Tickets on sale now!


Friday 23rd November 2018

Science Gallery Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

2.00 - 3.30: Second-level Student Session (Open to all delegates to attend)
3.30 - 4.00: Tea/ coffee/ juice & biscuits
4.00 - 5.30: StudentMeet (Open to all delegates to attend)
5.30 - 6.00: Tea/ coffee & biscuits
6.00 - 7.30: Panel Discussion: Educating for a Sustainable Environment Duncan Stewart; Eco Eye Óisín Coghlan: Friends of the Earth Dr. Elaine Nevin, ECO- UNESCO Dr. Shane Bergin, UCD - Compere

8.00: Dinner The Farm Restaurant, Dawson Street (Optional, separate ticket required)

Saturday 24th November 2018

The Alex Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2

9.00 - 3.00: Education Exhibitors
9.00 - 9.20: Registration, Tea / Coffee
9.20 - 9.30: Welcome and Opening Address
9.30 - 11.00: TeachMeet
11.00 - 11.30: Tea/ Coffee
11.30 - 11.45: Launch of LITTLE Teacher Guidelines (Erasmus+ funded project)
11.45 - 1.15: Keynote Address: Dr. Charlotte Holland, DCU
1.15 - 2.15: Lunch
2.15 - 3.40: Workshops
3.45 - 5.10: Workshops

Workshop Options

Teach for Tomorrow: Exploring education for sustainable development in the classroom

Aoife Titley – Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education

Introduction to ECO UNESCO and the Young Environmentalist Awards

Dr Megan Kuster, ECO UNESCO

Is it Fair? Exploring the injustice of climate change in the classroom

Rowan Oberman, St Patrick's Campus / DCU

Teaching Energy and Sustainability: Exploring SEAI’s free classroom resources and lesson plans

Úna Halpin, SEAI

2 great venues for the price of 1!

We are delighted to announce that for the first time this year, delegates will have the pleasure of visiting Science Gallery Dublin as part of the conference programme as this outstanding venue hosts Day 1 of the conference on Friday 23rd November 2018. Delegates will then be treated to the luxurious surrounds of the nearby and newly refurbished Alex Hotel for Day 2 of the conference on Saturday 24th November 2018.

Why focus on Education for Sustainability?

Ethical Education invites students and teachers to engage with issues and challenges facing society in order to nurture globally aware and active citizens who are
prepared to take action. One of the biggest challenges facing the world currently
are the unsustainable levels of development that are degrading and destroying the environment. As global citizens we are collectively placing unsustainable demands on our planet’s capacity. Consequences include resource depletion and waste disposal, climate change, extinction of species and challenges to the integrity of ecosystems.

This Conference will focus on supporting educators to address these issues in their classrooms and schools through the Ethical Education Curriculum and related subjects. Ultimately, the Conference will provide educators with a wide range of ideas and practical solutions to bring back to their schools.


Don't forget to visit our Education Exhibitors on Saturday and enter our competition to win one of the fabulous donated prizes:

- €100 voucher for Fallon and Byrne Food Hall and Wine Shop

- A Google Home - this is a smart speaker with Google Assistant built-in. So whenever you need help, it's by your side!

How Do I Enter?
Fill up your Education Exhibitor card (received at registration) with stickers by visiting at least 10 of our Education Exhibitor stands listed below:

CJ Fallon
Educational Research Centre
Emu Courses
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Ethical Eduation Network
Lafayette Photography
Our World Irish Aid Awards
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
The Educational Company of Ireland

Information on previous Ethical Education Conferences

2017: Gender Matters

2016: Raising Student Voices

2015: Cherishing All the Children of the Nation Equally?


Address: Educate Together, Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland - Charity Number: CHY 11816