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June 2016

Futures Forum Thursday 30 June 2016

June 30, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Randstad, 7th floor North Tower Rialto, 525 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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how will we learn? The industrial revolution invented schooling systems that created industrial workers. Now all the information people could want is available to all, and employers want lifelong learners. What will schools be accountable for in the future? Professor Patrick Griffin Chair of Education (Assessment) University of Melbourne

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July 2016

World Future Conference Washington DC 22-24 July 2016

July 22, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - July 24, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

The annual conference of the World Future Society will be held in Washington form 22 to 24 July 2016. This is a particularly special conference since it celebrates the 50th birthday of the World Future Society. Early bird registrations are now available and can be booked here:  https://www.worldfuture2016.org/   While members are welcome to book independently for the conference, please let us know that you are going as we make every effort to coordinate Australian visitors each year.  Once you…

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Futures Forum Thursday 28 July 2016

July 28, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Randstad Sydney, 7/123 Pitt Street
Sydney, 2000 Australia
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where will we live? Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world, and urban populations continue to increase. At the same time, regional cities and small towns are actively reinventing themselves as places to live and visit and mobile young people may make surprising choices about home ownership. How will the housing market respond? Mary Casey Chair, Living Future Institute

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August 2016

Futures Forum Thursday 25 August 2016

August 25, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Randstad, 7th floor North Tower Rialto, 525 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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what will our environment Be like? Most people now accept that human beings are permanently changing the world’s environment through their actions and inactions. How will future Australians adapt to a changing world? Dr Jaci Brown Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO

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September 2016

Futures Forum Thursday 29 September 2016

September 29, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Randstad Sydney, 7/123 Pitt Street
Sydney, 2000 Australia
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what will we own? In the middle of last century, owning stuff was the great ambition, but the sharing economy is increasing the range of things which people only use and might never own In some countries manufacturers of products such as whitegoods and cars are responsible for the product once the consumer no longer wants it. How will industry respond to these new economic drivers? Dr Chris Riedy Associate Professor Institute for Sustainable Futures University of Technology Sydney

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October 2016

Futures Forum Thursday 27 October 2016

October 27, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Randstad Brisbane, 18/66 Eagle Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000 Australia
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where will we work? 250 years ago the industrial revolution put men, women and children into farms, mines and factories. The robotics revolution has only just begun, and we don’t yet know if this technology will liberate humans from the drudgery of work, or threaten the way we live. Dr David Tuffley Lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies School of ICT Griffith University

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November 2016

Futures Forum Thursday 24 November 2016

November 24, 2016 @ 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Randstad, 7th floor North Tower Rialto, 525 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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what will we eat? The world’s population is expanding faster than our capacity to provide good food. Will future Australians get their food from their own backyards, from the farm, from the factory, or from overseas?    

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February 2017

Futures Forum 23 February in Melbourne

February 23, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
ACMI, Studio 1, Federation Square
Melbourne, Australia
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A good life, Or a long life?  Average life expectancy for Australians is now over 80 years, that means lots of us will live longer and maybe better lives  What makes for a good life and how do we keep it good for a very long time? Join Dr Bruce Rumbold, Director Palliative Care Unit, Latrobe University and Dr Ralph Hampson, Senior Lecturer Health and Ageing, University of Melbourne for a lively discussion.

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March 2017

Futures Forum 30 March 2017 in Melbourne

March 30, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
ACMI2, Cinema 1, Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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WILL MY ROBOT LOVE ME BACK? Maybe in the future all of us will own a robot, and it seems we will develop emotional attachments to them. Will they have the capacity for emotional engagement with us? Join Professor Rob Sparrow, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies,Monash University and Professor Rajiv Khosla, Director, Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation at Latrobe University for a lively discussion.

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April 2017

Futures Forum 27 April 2017 in Brisbane

April 27, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Room S05_2.04, Queensland College of the Arts Lecture Theatre ry Building
Southbank Brisbane, Australia
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What are the barriers to good governance? Many of the challenges we face are global in scope.  Would creating a world government make them easier to deal with, or would this create more problems than it solves? Dr Luis Cabrera                                    Dr Mark Beeson Associate Professor,                             Professor of International Politics…

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May 2017

Futures Forum 25 May in Sydney

May 25, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Customs House, Alfred Street
Sydney, Australia
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25 May in Sydney WE DON’T EAT AUSTRALIAN FOOD, HOW CAN WE RECONCILE WITH ABORIGINAL PEOPLE? Australians engage with our own and each other’s cultural heritage through cooking and eating.  How can we reconcile with our Aboriginal heritage when we don't even eat Indigenous food? Join Indigenous Chef Clayton Donovan (from Jaaning Tree Restaurant in Nambucca Heads) and freelance food writer, journalist and teacher John Newton for a lively discussion.

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Futures Forum 25 May in Sydney

May 26, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street
Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
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WE DON’T EAT AUSTRALIAN FOOD, HOW CAN WE RECONCILE WITH ABORIGINAL PEOPLE? Australians engage with our own and each other’s cultural heritage through cooking and eating. How can we reconcile with our Aboriginal heritage when we don’t even eat indigenous food? Join John Newton, freelance writer journalist, novelist and teacher and Clayton Donovan Indigenous Chef at Jaaning Tree Restaurant, Nambucca Heads for a lively discussion.  

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June 2017

Futures Forum 29 June in Melbourne

June 29, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture Theatre TD121, Swinburne University
Hawthorn, Australia
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GENE EDITS GOING CHEAP. SHOULD WE BE WORRIED? New techniques make it quick and easy to edit-out defective genes and maybe to edit-in preferred genetic material. Is this eugenics, or a gift to the next generation? Join Peter Seligman from the Bionics Institute and Professor Rachel Ankeny from Adelaide University in a lively discussion  

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July 2017

Futures Forum 27 July in Sydney

July 27, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Customs House, Alfred Street
Sydney, Australia
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RIGHT TO LIFE OR RIGHT TO DEATH? As pain relief and medical care improve, fewer people die in suffering. But many people still want the option to end their life if they are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Would legal euthanasia make human life worthless? Join Dr Neil Levy, Professor of Philosophy at Macquarie University and Dr Megan Best from Hope Palliative Care for a lively discussion on a very topical issue.

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August 2017

Futures Forum 31 August – Sydney

August 31, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street
Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
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Urban, Regional, Rural - where will future Australia's live? Join Dr Alison Taylor from the University of New South Wales and Dr Neal Argent from the University of New England for a spirited discussion. As our cities become larger, will they become less livable?  What would Sydney be like with 10 million residents?  Why will people decide to live outside major cities?

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September 2017

Futures Forum 28 September in Sydney

September 28, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street
Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
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REGRETABLY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  IF POSSIBLE IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN 2018.    

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October 2017

Futures Forum – 26 October in Sydney

October 26, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street
Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
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Will we lose all our jobs to robots? Join Dr Jim Stanford from the Centre for FutureWork and Tim Mahlberg Work/Community specialist and organisational psychologist for a spirited discussion. We know that the workplace is changing and low skilled jobs are disappearing.  Now it seems that some high skilled jobs could be mechanised too.  Will this free us to do higher value work, or consign us all to the unemployment queues?

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Block to the future – 27 and 28 October in Brisbane

October 27, 2017

full details and registration here: https://apf.org/event-details/2497672/ BLOCK TO THE FUTURE AN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL FUTURISTS EVENT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SAVE THE DATE Friday 27 – Saturday 28 October 2017 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA WHAT TO EXPECT Day 1 is for strategic foresight practitioners and futurists, and those interested in becoming one. Day 2 is for anyone interested in the emerging and future impacts of blockchain.  Day 1 'Building Blocks' Building foresight practitioners' careers  Day 2'Block-chain-reaction' The disruptive potential of blockchain  TicketsSuper early bird…

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November 2017

Futures Forum 30 November in Adelaide

November 30, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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What does it mean to be human? Join Dr Kirrilly Thompson from Central Queensland University and Dr Martin Luerssen from Flinders University in an lively exchange.   Humanity faces many crises.  What is it about us humans that is worth preserving?  Is it our history and social evolution that make us 'human'? Or could we replace ourselves with artificial intelligence and still be 'human'?    

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April 2022

Futures Forum

April 6
Randstad Brisbane, 18/66 Eagle Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000 Australia
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$20.00 – $45.00

Coming soon!

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