PROGRAM

 
 

Opening

 
 
  Zlatko Skrbiš   Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Monash University

Zlatko Skrbiš

Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Monash University

 
 
 

Shaping 2050

Be inspired by some of Melbourne's movers and shakers to learn as they share how they are shaping our world towards 2050.

  Sophie Lamond   PhD student at University of Melbourne, researching university food policy and student activism

Sophie Lamond

PhD student at University of Melbourne, researching university food policy and student activism

  Katie Mitchell   Impact and Funding Manager at Crepes for Change

Katie Mitchell

Impact and Funding Manager at Crepes for Change

  Sarah Macartney   Responsible for SEEK's corporate communications and government relations

Sarah Macartney

Responsible for SEEK's corporate communications and government relations

 
 
 
 
 

Defining Humanity

Scientific progress, especially advances in artificial intelligence and computing technologies, give society immense potential to extend human ability and productivity. However, progress is never as straightforward as it seems. We need discussions not only about the potential for human progress as a result of these developments but about how they will change our interactions with one another, whether this is desirable, whether it changes the way we think about what it means to be human and whether there are any elegant solutions to ethical dilemmas posed by machines that can be ultimately responsible for life and death. The answers to these questions can only be genuinely explored in truly interdisciplinary settings. Leave this panel with deep insight into these questions and the opportunity to ask questions of leaders in their fields.

Speakers: Prof. Robert Sparrow, Barbara Sharp, Tessa Ramanlal, Thiago Couto & Edward Cliff

Moderator: Akansha Kapoor

 
 
  Robert Sparrow   Technology Ethicist, Professor in Philosophy at Monash University

Robert Sparrow

Technology Ethicist, Professor in Philosophy at Monash University

  Barbara Sharp   CEO and Co-Founder of Pax Republic, an Intelligence Augmentation Startup

Barbara Sharp

CEO and Co-Founder of Pax Republic, an Intelligence Augmentation Startup

  Tessa Ramanlal   Co-founder and director of ANIKA, a NFP legal tech start-up

Tessa Ramanlal

Co-founder and director of ANIKA, a NFP legal tech start-up

  Thiago Couto   Production engineer at Google

Thiago Couto

Production engineer at Google

  Edward Cliff   A medical resident and policy coordinator of NCDFREE

Edward Cliff

A medical resident and policy coordinator of NCDFREE

 
 
  Akansha Kapoor   COO of Robogals Global and Senior Consultant in Technology Strategy at PwC

Akansha Kapoor

COO of Robogals Global and Senior Consultant in Technology Strategy at PwC

 
 
 
 

Our Future Cities

What will sustain our city living come 2050? Over the last 20 years we have seen substantial repopulation of inner cities. Cities must plan to accommodate this as populations continue to grow rapidly. Our Future Cities will consider our energy mix as we head towards 2050, from where we’ll source our food, and the networks and infrastructure we need for these essential resources to be delivered sustainably. We’ll also take one step back and delve into the implications of an increasingly globalised economy on urban planning, what this means for Melbourne in particular and what is currently being done in this space. Our panel’s shared expertise will touch on all of these key areas and give attendees a holistic understanding of the look, feel and taste of city life as we head toward the future.

Speakers: Dr. Niraj Lal, Amanda Roberts, Serena Lee, Dean Landy & Jordi McInerney

Moderator: Ashley Wah

 
 
  Dr. Niraj Lal   ABC SCIENCEY Presenter, Principal Energy Analyst for the Victorian Government

Dr. Niraj Lal

ABC SCIENCEY Presenter, Principal Energy Analyst for the Victorian Government

  Amanda Roberts   Urban Designer and Director at SJB

Amanda Roberts

Urban Designer and Director at SJB

  Serena Lee   Co-founder of Farmwall, a food technology startup

Serena Lee

Co-founder of Farmwall, a food technology startup

  Dean Landy   CEO of Tribus, Architect at ClarkeHopkinsClarke, Founder of the One Heart Foundation

Dean Landy

CEO of Tribus, Architect at ClarkeHopkinsClarke, Founder of the One Heart Foundation

  Jordi McInerney   Currently working on the Melbourne Innovation District

Jordi McInerney

Currently working on the Melbourne Innovation District

 
 
  Ashley Wah   Co-Convenor of Monash Future Thinkers

Ashley Wah

Co-Convenor of Monash Future Thinkers

 
 
 
 

Plenary Activity & Closing

 
  Chris Naoumidis   Co-founder of Mindset, a guided hypnosis app

Chris Naoumidis

Co-founder of Mindset, a guided hypnosis app

  Shishir Pandit   CEO of Global Consulting Group (GCG)

Shishir Pandit

CEO of Global Consulting Group (GCG)

 
 

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