This year's theme is “The Talent Revolution; Leading Change”.

Social activist and public speaker Monica Lewinsky will travel to Dublin in February to give the keynote speech at a human resources conference The Talent Summit.

Lewinsky – an anti-bullying activist, consultant and Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair –advocates for a safer and more compassionate social media environment, drawing from her unique experiences at the epicentre of a media frenzy back in 1998.

In 2014, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled “Shame and Survival”, for Vanity Fair in which she overlapped her personal experiences and cultural observations. The piece was nominated for a National Magazine Award.

In March 2015, she was a speaker at the annual TED Conference in Vancouver. Her speech, “The Price of Shame” has been viewed over 13 million times. She has also spoken at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and gave the Ogilvy + Inspire Lecture at Cannes Lions. 

She is a founding board member of the Childhood Resilience Foundation and on the advisory board of Project Rockit. Monica is an Ambassador for The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Programme and Bystander Revolution, as well as supporting numerous other organisations in the space.

Founded by Sigmar Recruitment, The Talent Summit has grown to become one of the largest HR and Leadership conferences in Europe, showcasing the latest thinking on talent topics from around the world. Its mission is to share thought leadership on talent to build better workplaces and working lives in an increasingly complex world of work.

The event features international thought leaders who discuss topics such as Diversity, Talent Attraction, Performance Improvement, Leadership, Culture and Employee Wellbeing.

This year's theme “The Talent Revolution; Leading Change” aims to show how HR leaders can lead change and develop their workforces.

“The workforce is augmenting, becoming more digital, diverse, global and automation-savvy which presents major opportunities for HR Leaders to influence how their organisations invest in people in parallel with technology to attract, organise, develop and drive the performance of their people,” said Robert Mac Giolla Phadraig, chief commercial officer, Sigmar Recruitment.

Tickets for the event – on sale from 11 February – from €305 to €375, with early bird tickets being sold online for €295.

Talent Summit will take place on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at the Convention Centre Dublin.