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Dr Alan Finkel - 6th September 2017

If the past is a foreign country, the future is a galaxy of alien planets: distant, forbidding and unfathomably strange – and all of them products of human invention.

We have limited tools for mapping the terrain; and seemingly limited time for the futurists who claim to do it best. In a world that travels so fast, is it possible to speak meaningfully of what lies ahead; and how can we as leaders help to chart the way?

Join Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel for a defence of future thinking as a habit of mind, and a glimpse of the galaxy ahead.

Alan is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist and has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator. Prior to becoming Chief Scientist, he was the eighth Chancellor of Monash University and the eighth President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). In October 2016, Dr Finkel was appointed to chair the review into the National Electricity Market.

 

Wednesday 6th September 2017 - 6.00pm for 6.30-8.30

Pre-speaker canapes & drinks will be served.

Cranlana House. 62 Clendon Road, Toorak. 3142 (03) 9827 2660

You are welcome to purchase guest tickets - please purchase all tickets here.