This is a free event however you must register to attend. You can create your team beforehand or form a team with people you meet at the launch evening on Friday 18th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm. The Design Hack follows on the 19th March from 10am – 6pm.
TO PARTICIPATE YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS.
Would you like to help create the vision for Melbourne’s future? Are you interested in how emerging technologies are going to shape the way we work, play, learn and interact with each other? Do you have ideas for how Melbourne can thrive in a digital future?
Share your big idea for the future of Melbourne in a fun, interactive way and join the conversation on Future Melbourne 2026.
Melbourne is entering new frontiers into the realm of superfast broadband, the Internet of Things, the Internet of Services and widening deployment of Artificial Intelligence. It is a growing city, faced with a number of local and global trends. How the city embraces these trends, could be decided by you.
Future Melbourne Digital City Hack 2016 is an innovative ideas-jam, designed to provide you with an opportunity to shape the future of the city you love. We will spend the day delving into our imaginations, creatively envisioning the future, discussing and exploring key challenges and opportunities that may impact Melbourne’s future as a leading city.
Groups of four to six people will work to refine a vision for their preferred future using design thinking and strategic foresight tools that are used in the start-up and creative industries to incubate new ideas. At the end of the session your team will ‘pitch’ your idea to the panel (and the public) for prizes up to $6000 (including cash!) for the winning ideas along with spot prizes throughout the day. The ideas that emerge at the event could form part of the 10 year Future Melbourne plan that will chart the direction for the city to 2026 and beyond.
Abraham Lincoln once said “the best way to predict your future is to create it”. What will you create for Melbourne and your future?