Jonathan McCrea

Moderator - multi-award-winning TV and radio broadcaster and founder of Whipsmart Media

Jonathan McCrea is a multi-award-winning TV and radio broadcaster and founder of Whipsmart Media, a communications consultancy based in Dublin. He is the founder of science communications conference SCI:COM and a highly regarded keynote speaker on communication strategies for technology, scientific and pharmaceutical industries.  

With 15 years of experience in broadcasting and journalism, Jonathan is also the creator of “Futureproof”, Newstalk’s flagship science programme that has won 11 national and international radio awards in the 10 years it has been on air.  He has presented 10 seasons (and counting), of “Ten Things To Know About”, the critically acclaimed 6-part TV series for RTE that showcases Irish research and previously TV3’s big-budget studio quiz show “The Lie” that aired in 2014/5.

As a consultant with Whipsmart, Jonathan trains executives in the science, medical and technical sectors on communicating to the media and public speaking. He also advises brands on how to innovate in their communications through Wilson Hartnell’s Cultural Collective and is an invited expert panellist for Katerva, the global sustainability awards.

Jonathan has written on science and technology for the Irish Times and the Irish Independent among other outlets. He is a devotee to the art of the interview and has been fortunate enough to speak with some of the world’s most luminary names including Dustin Hoffman, Jane Goodall, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Robin Williams, Bob Geldof, Reese Witherspoon, Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone.  In times gone past, Jonathan worked as a film critic for the Sunday Business Post and a regular columnist for Stellar Magazine and Confetti.

He is currently writing his first book, Say that Again: The Science of Powerful Communication.

My Sessions

Setting the Scene

Moderator: Jonathan McCrea – Award-winning TV & radio broadcaster and founder of Whipsmart Media


Transforming for Sustainability: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective

This session will hear and debate the many types of transformation that are taking place nationally and globally within climate, economy and education. Complacency is no longer an option at any level. Change is happening across all sectors, across all dimensions. The panel will discuss how we need to rethink and refocus our strategies through […]