Zeminar Speaker Profile: Harry McCann

Harry is the Founder & Director of the first Digital Youth Council in the world

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Zeminar is taking place this year in the RDS on October 10th, 11th and 12th. Zeminar is an event for Generation Z, particularly those aged between 15 and 20, and their parents, teachers, mentors and coaches. You can buy tickets for Zeminar here.

This year's Zeminar hosts some incredible and inspiring speakers. Running up the event, SpunOut will be bringing you profiles of some of these amazing young people. Next up is Harry McCann, Founder & Director of the world's first Digital Youth Council, TEDx speaker, government advisor, Irish Independent 30 under 30 2017, and former SpunOut Action Panel member. 

Why are you taking part in Zeminar? / Why do you think it's important?

I am taking part in Zeminar because I believe in the power of youth. Events like Zeminar dont just bring together young people, they inspire young people. They show them what is happening in the world, and encourage them to go out and do something amazing. I truly do believe it will be one of the best events of this or any year.

What would you have liked to hear when you were a teenager?

I would have liked to hear someone tell me that change is possible and that no matter what age you are, you can have a meaningful impact in this world.

What are going to say?

I am going to be speaking about 'The Voice of a Generation'. I will be speaking about how as a generation we must stand up and be heard. I want to inspire young people to stand together and speak up for what they believe is right, to speak up for change and speak up for eachother.

You can buy tickets for Zeminar here.

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