We are delighted to announce our exceptional line-up of speakers at the next in-person event of our Lausanne Chapter on Tuesday, 27th February 2024 at 18.30 CEST.
If you wish to hear from a panel of professionals coming from the world of sport in addition to connecting with other Irish professionals living and/or working here, then this event is for you!
This event will take place in the Maison de la Femme, very centrally located at Avenue Eglantine 6, Lausanne.
At this event participants will firstly hear about the Sports Action plan for the City of Lausanne and gain insights about Women in Sport from Lise Cordey, Deputy delegate for Community Sport and Sport for All, City of Lausanne.1
This will be followed by a Roundtable discussion on Sports and Life after Sports with Karen Dolphin, Head of Athlete and Olympian Relations, IOC and Adam Scholefield, Researcher and British water polo player. They will discuss sports, studies and jobs, the challenges and opportunities, the decisions they made and advice for others.
And what happens after a sporting career? What happens when you stop? Who helps our sportspeople during and after their careers in sport?
Hearing Karen talk about the role of the IOC and how the IOC support athletes will allow us to better understand this complex world and its challenges and opportunities. 2
Following what promises to be an interesting discussion, participants will be welcome to join in an open and lively discussion moderated by Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin, IBN Suisse Vice President and Romande Chapter Lead, followed by a networking reception.
Our distinguished panel :
Karen Dolphin, Head of Athlete and Olympian Relations, IOC and former Irish Karate entry to the European Olympics (2015) Karen from Galway made history for her sport as Ireland’s first and only entry in Karate in that years European Olympics held in Baku. She studied Industrial biochemisty at
the University of Limerick, her Masters in Pharmacy in the University of Brighton and the Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology at the EPFL.
Lise Cordey, Deputy delegate for Community Sport and Sport for All, City of Lausanne, and former Swiss champion swimmer. Lise holds a Master’s degree in Public Management and policy from the University of Bern and has worked for different human rights organisations before bringing her experience and talent to the City of Lausanne.
Adam Scholefield, PhD, Engineer, Researcher and British Water Polo Olympian. He graduated from Imperial College London with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D in image processing. Adam competed for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the men’s tournament. In 2014, he won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships in Aberdeen. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
The event is also kindly supported by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.
Places are limited. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis and will be confirmed on receipt of payment of fees. Once the event is full, names will be added to a waiting list. Once places are confirmed, fees will only be reimbursed in case of cancellation if your place is filled by someone from the waiting list. Fees will not be reimbursed for any cancellations notified after 18.00 on Friday 23rd February 2024.
Please register here by February 23: