The Inaugural Meeting is a highly anticipated, yearly event, which is usually set in the second half of the Auditor’s term. The Auditor delivers a speech on a topic they, themselves have chosen, and then speeches are given in response by prominent guest speakers. Examples of such guests include David O'Sullivan, ambassador of the European Union to the United States and former Secretary General of the European Commission, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Mary Robinson.
Topics are often topical, and have ranged from the future of the European Union, to women in history to the role of arts in the twenty-first century. After the speeches, all guests are lead to a reception, which has been held before in both the Exam Hall, or in the GMB. The event comes to a close as all are invited to enjoy a night out in Dublin city.