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#MKW17 - Nighttalks: Innovation in disability
Tue. 2 May 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
Innovation in disability
Anna McCracken shares how innovation in disability research could not only change the city; it could change lives. Discover how a hands-on approach of building relationships at a local level can create an inclusive future with real results. Anna will also explore the ethical dilemmas facing people and policy makers in their quest to include everyone in the future.
Anna McCracken fills her days working between Balancing Act3, Social Work, a little bit of furniture building and a lot of cheese. With an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Masters in Human Rights Law, Anna keeps her feet firmly on the ground in practice whilst also working at a high level advocating and influencing social policy.
[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]
This event is for ages 18 years and over
Bar crawls are out and brain crawls are in at Melbourne Knowledge Week.
The reach and pervasiveness of technology is unprecedented and wide reaching. Technology in its current state and looking forward is certain to present ethical dilemmas for policy makers and individuals alike.
Pull up a stool a one of Melbourne’s famed bars and hear from a stellar lineup of speakers discussing the future of ethics in technology in various spheres.
Melbourne Knowledge Week
Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 new wave events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.
Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.