EXCITED is building
a global community of creators
EXCITED is celebrating
the work of innovative teachers
EXCITED is listening to
and learning from students
EXCITED is championing collaboration
between education & enterprise
to develop future skills

Excited is building a global community of creators.

Excited is celebrating teachers

Excited is responding to students

Excited Digital Learning Festival

Future EXCITED Events

Khan Maths Symposium – 27 September 2014 – Register Now

EU Code Week – 11-17 October 2014

EXCITED Connects – Edtech Dublin – 7 November 2014

EXCITED Connects – Edtech Cork – 7 February 2015

EXCITED USA – March 2015

EXCITED – The Digital Learning Festival – 22-23 May 2015


Do you work in education and / or technology? Are you a student or policy maker?
Do you care about the digital future of Ireland? You need to be @EXCITED

EXCITED – The Digital Learning Festival will bring together digital learning trailblazers from Ireland and abroad to celebrate and learn from past achievements. In consultation with teachers, young people and leaders in enterprise and academia we will chart the way forward for the future of technology in education. More >>>


Sal Khan

Founder of Khan Academy

Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education for “anyone, anywhere” in the world.  more

Pamela O’Brien

Maths & Computer Science Lecturer at LIT

Pamela O’Brien is a Maths and Computer Science lecturer in the Limerick Institute of Technology.  more

Sean O’Sullivan

Managing Director of SOSventures International

Sean O’Sullivan is managing director of SOSventures International,   more

Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow & Émer Hickey

Winners, BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, 2013

Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow and Émer Hickey won the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition more

Harry McCann

Student & Founder of Kid Tech

Harry McCann is a 15 year old student and the Founder of Kid Tech. more

Catriona Carrigan

Fifth Year Student & CoderDojo Member

Catriona Carrigan is a 17 year old, 5th year student, in Scoil Chaitríona, Glasnevin.  more


If you are passionate about the power of technology to inspire new learning and creativity then you should be at EXCITED.
This invitation is open to everyone.

Friday 30th May

On Friday the Festival will facilitate, for the first time as part of the Digital Strategy for Schools, a day long engagement with young people to seek their views on how we can best provide for their education. We will also stage the finals of the Young Edtech Innovators award kindly facilitated by the NDRC. The excitement continues that evening with keynote speakers and a lively discussion chaired by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. Finally…..the weekend kicks off with a social event and a chance to mingle and chat.

Saturday 31st May

On Saturday a selection of top international names from education, academia, enterprise and entertainment will deliver keynote speeches. These will be followed by a series of breakout sessions and panel discussions, offering everyone in attendance an opportunity to be have their say in the future of digital learning.






  • 90%

    The percentage of career options in the EU which will require a digital skill by 2015

  • 25%

    The expected increase in demand for high-level ICT skills in Ireland over the next five years

  • 74%

    The percentage of ICT professionals in Irish enterprise to be locally sourced by 2018

  • 58%

    The increase in the number of Irish students presenting for higher level maths over the past 3 years