Festival to ‘ignite’ ambitious ideas

LIGHTHOUSE Business Innovation Centre has alerted us to the Festival of Ambitious Ideas coming up on May 12, backed by the Canberra Airport.

Brindabella Conference Centre’s  Alastair Swayn Theatre

Brindabella Conference Centre’s Alastair Swayn Theatre

Speakers will discuss their views on the concept of “Future Cities”, looking at the challenges, as well as the opportunities and innovations that will impact on people’s everyday lives in the future.

While focus of the twelve speakers is broad, covering topics like  energy, transport, housing, security of water and food, liveability, social inclusion, smart cities and climate change, the arts will get a looking too, with representation  by Adriane Boag from the National Gallery of Australia.

The event will follows the ‘Ignite’ format where each speaker will  have 5 minutes to tell their story and ‘ignite’ the audience.

The full list of speakers is as follows:

Stephen Byron from the Canberra Airport; James Kavanagh from Microsoft; Dr Lachlan Blackhall from Reposit Power; Adrian Faccioni from Axsys Performance; Simon Butt from Manteena; by Adriane Boag from the National Gallery of Australia; Ken Kroeger from Seeing Machines; Professor Rachel Davey from the University of Canberra; Jeremy Fisher from Kingfisher Law; Dr Will Steffen from the Australian National University; Aaron Clausen from NatureMapr; and Elisabeth Judd from Elton Consulting.

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas, at the Brindabella Conference Centre’s  Alastair Swayn Theatre, 33 & 35 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park, 5:30pm – 9:00pm, Thursday May 12. Cost is $55.00 (incl. GST) and booking dsot  enquiries@lighthouseinnovation.com.au

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