"The Leaving of Home: Migration, Motivation and Myth"

We would like to thank our sponsors, speakers, volunteers, attendees, vendors and venue for helping make this first-of-its-kind Celtic Connections Conference a huge success!   We are planning another unique conference to take place in Minneapolis, MN. in 2016!   Details will be posted on this website as they become available so please check often...

TIARA and IGSI  partnered to bring a unique conference experience to the United States to showcase many aspects of Celtic culture - genealogy, literature, music, history and language to name a few.

The two day event included 20+ lecturers and 26 presentations by well-known experts in their respective fields.

Featured Presenters:

John Grenham Eileen Ó Dúill

Brian Donovan Sean Ó Dúill

Kyle Betit Bill Budde

Donna Moughty and many more!

The conference was held at The LaCava Center at Bentley University in Waltham, MA - a state-of-the-art conference facility.   Three nearby hotels offered lodging at discounted conference rates - Waltham's Courtyard Marriott, Holiday Inn Express and Best Western TLC.  
We anticipated 300-375 attendees... and we were filled to capacity!

Our 2014 Sponsors

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