National PPI Festival

National PPI Festival 10-24 October 2022
PPI Ignite network

National PPI Festival

Public & patient involvement: connecting communities 


The first National PPI Festival is happening on 10 – 23 October 2022, co-ordinated in its first year by PPI Ignite @ University of Galway, on behalf of the PPI Ignite Network. Our aim is that the Festival becomes an annual event and we are excited about the potential as we plan this first Festival.

Festival objectives

Our ambition is that each year the National PPI Festival will:

• Celebrate the progress in public and patient involvement (PPI) in Irish research
• Increase the awareness and knowledge of PPI nationally
• Provide opportunities to foster new and existing relationships
• Broaden out to reach people who are not currently involved
• Allow a creative space for innovation in PPI


Where are events happening?

All over Ireland! 

Who is organising the events that are part of the National PPI Festival?

Events are being organised by PPI groups, research teams, charities and patient organisations, as well as by local and national partners of the PPI Ignite Network and the PPI Ignite Network programme offices. 

Check out our calendar events for 10th-23rd of October to find out what’s happening

National PPI Festival

Spotlight on events

Festival Launch

Monday 10 October

Save the date! 

The launch of the National PPI Festival will take place online. 

This event will get the Festival underway in style and will give you a flavour of the events that will happen over the two week festival period.    

Register here to attend the online launch. 


PPI Contributors Gathering

Saturday 15 October 2022

Save the date!

Designed by PPI Contributors, for PPI Contributors, this event invites members of the public and patients, either already active as PPI contributors or interested in getting involved, to come to Galway to meet other like-minded people and share their PPI experiences. 

Reserve your place here 

Spotlight On Your Event?

Event organisers: would you like us to shine a spotlight on your event?

Email us  to find out how! 

Events can be organised by any organisation either already active in PPI in research or interested in getting involved in PPI.

Check out the next section for information for Event Organisers. 

Information for event organisers

Festival events can be....

In-person or online or a hybrid format

Targeted at specific groups, (for example, members of your organisation) or open events, with registration/attendance open to the public and researchers all over Ireland

Small (and informal) or large

Meet any one of the Festival objectives or meet many of the objectives

Promotional materials

We have PowerPoint templates for  promotional materials, which we are happy to share with all event organisers. You can modify the templates with details of your event(s) and you can add your own logos. 

We suggest you use the these templates for promotional materials, creating a visual consistency about the Festival for your audience.  


Please email us to access the templates. 

Festival Calendar

We invite you to publish your event on the National PPI Festival Calendar of Events. You can publish both targeted events and open events on the Calendar, to join in the celebration of progress in PPI across Ireland.   

We will include the Calendar of Events in our Newsletter and promote events on Twitter. 

Submit an event here

Questions or queries?

The Festival is coordinated by the PPI Ignite Network @ University of Galway, with support from the Network’s national office. If you are considering organising an event and have any questions, please email Martha Killilea the Network’s programme manager at University of Galway. 

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