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Shaping the Future with 2048: The Future Starts Now

In Stormont's Senate Chamber, a momentous event unfolded on Saturday 9th December 2023, marking a historic collaboration between 4Voices, Vocalis Public Speaking, SistersIN and McCANN VA.

As the Event Management Partner, McCANN VA played a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless execution of "2048: The Future Starts Now."

The initiative, organised to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, aimed to provide a platform for 12 teenage girls to articulate their hopes and aspirations for the future of Northern Ireland. The selection process involved 30 schools, and the chosen participants underwent two months of intensive public speaking training.

Our Founder, Éadaoin McCann, took on the responsibility of orchestrating the logistics, planning and execution of the event. From coordinating with the various stakeholders to managing the intricate details of the Senate Chamber venue, our goal was to create an environment where the voices of these young leaders could resonate powerfully.

The event was not just a logistical triumph; it was a celebration of collaboration. Working closely with 4Voices, Vocalis Public Speaking and SistersIN, we ensured that every aspect of the event reflected the spirit of unity and dedication to positive change.

As Event Management Partner, we are so proud to have been part of an initiative that empowers the youth and shapes the future narrative of Northern Ireland. The success of "2048: The Future Starts Now" is not just a testament to the eloquence of the speakers but also to the collaborative efforts of all involved.

Over 400 people across the globe tuned in to watch the event live. If you missed it, you can watch it back here:


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