8:30 - 9:30 am


South 1 Lecture Theatre

9:30 - 10:00 am

Opening Ceremony

Acknowledgement of Country

Monash Welcome: Prof. Zlatko Skrbis

South 1 Lecture Theatre

10:00 - 11:00 am

Shaping 2050

South 1 Lecture Theatre

11:00 - 11:30 am

Morning Tea

South 1 Lecture Theatre

11:30 - 11:45 am

Defining Humanity: Headline Speech

South 1 Lecture Theatre

11:45 am - 12:30 pm


+ Defining Humanity: Panel Discussion

This session will explore what it means to be human in light of technological advancements that are increasingly capable of what has often been considered to be exclusively human traits. AI, machine learning, drones and big data; and the legal and ethical ramifications of these changes as journey towards 2050.

South 1 Lecture Theatre

12:30 - 1:30 pm

+ Our Future Cities: Panel Discussion

By 2040, over 70% of people will live in urban areas. To support this growth our cities will need the food, energy and infrastructure systems of the future to sustain the people who live in them. How do we ensure thriving, healthy and enjoyable environments for our cities? How will we feed the cities of tomorrow, how will we power them, how will we ensure they are accessible and equitable for everyone in the face of emerging challenges such as climate change? Our panel of experts will discuss their take on our future cities.

South 1 Lecture Theatre

1:30 - 2:15 pm


South 1 to Learning and Teaching Building 

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Plenary Activity

Learning and Teaching Building 

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Workshop Introduction

Learning and Teaching Building

3:00 - 4:00 pm

+ Collaborative Workshop

The session will be hosted with Global Consulting Group, a pro-bono consulting organisation, who will brief attendees on how to structure their ideas and thinking. Our attendees will then set out to find solutions to real issues faced by our not-for-profit partners in small, multi-disciplinary teams under the guidance of experienced mentors.

Learning and Teaching Building 

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Closing Ceremony

Learning and Teaching Building

4:30 pm onwards

Networking and Drinks

Learning and Teaching Building