MONASH FUTURE THINKERS

Australia in 2050

SATURDAY 7 MAY 2016 – MELBOURNE

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How will our society look in 2050? How will technology change the way we interact? What will drive economic growth, and what will the jobs of the future be like? How could we power the future? How can we care for an ageing population?

Australia is at a critical moment. We need to make some urgent decisions about the future of our nation.

#FutureThinkers is a movement of passionate young people. We want to start the conversation about Australia’s long-term future. Monash Future Thinkers: Australia in 2050, backed by Better Teaching, Better Learning at Monash University, is our inaugural event, and you’re invited to join us and contribute your voice to this crucial dialogue.

The most innovative and game-changing ideas come out of interdisciplinary cross-pollination, so we’re bringing together the latest thinking across a whole range of fields—business, science, medicine, law, and government.

You’ll meet some brilliant people at Monash Future Thinkers: Australia in 2050. You’ll hear from experts at the cutting edge of their fields, and learn about exciting technological developments that could become commonplace in just a matter of years.

The event is proudly hosted at Monash University’s comfortable and expansive South One Lecture Theatre at the Clayton campus. Lunch and refreshments are included with registration.

Speakers

Dr Alan Finkel

Dr Alan Finkel

Chief Scientist of Australia, Entrepreneur, Engineer, Neuroscientist and Educator

Dr Simon Angus

Dr Simon Angus

Development Economist and Senior Lecturer at Monash University

Prof Margaret Gardner

Prof Margaret Gardner

Vice-Chancellor, Monash University

Elyse Adams

Elyse Adams

Senior Associate at Allens and Melbourne team lead for Allens Accelerate

Prof Marcus Hutter

Prof Marcus Hutter

Leading Computer Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Expert and Professor at the Australian National University

Dr Marco Herold

Dr Marco Herold

Lab Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Dr Gary Ellem

Dr Gary Ellem

Biophysicist and Program Manager – Future Industries at the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment

Andrew Brough

Andrew Brough

Director at the Foundation for Young Australians speaking on the future of work

Sonia Miles-Khan

Sonia Miles-Khan

Management consultant at EY and expert on fintech and digital disruption

Jim Minifie

Jim Minifie

Leading economist, Director at the Grattan Institute, and former Chief Economist at the Boston Consulting Group

Jess Christiansen-Franks

Jess Christiansen-Franks

CEO of CoDesign Studio, Project Director of The Neighbourhood Project, and expert in urban design, transport and land use

Matt Denman

Matt Denman

General Manager and City Lead, Uber Melbourne

…AND MORE!

Event schedule

SessionTime
Registration09:00 AM
Session 1 - Talking about the future09:30 AM
Session 2 - Innovating for the future11:00 AM
Lunch12:40 PM
Session 3 - What will Australia's future look like?01:30 PM
Session 4 - Problem-solving for the future03:50 PM
Session 5 - A vision for the future04:50 PM
Networking Drinks05:30 PM

Getting there

Venue

South One Lecture Theatre
43 Rainforest Walk
Monash University Clayton Campus

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Transport

Monash University Clayton Campus is serviced by bus routes 630, 631, 691, 703, 733, 737, 802/804/862 and 900

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Parking

Free on-campus parking available

We recommend SE1, SE2, SE3 or SE4

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This event is proudly supported by Better Teaching, Better Learning at Monash University.

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