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Planet Saving Technology. What are the Megatrends?

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EnergyLab

UTS Blackfriars

4-12 Buckland St (off Broadway)

Chippendale, NSW 2008

Australia

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After a successful 2016 program at the Powerhouse Museum, The Greenhouse is back for another season exploring progressive, sustainable and ecologically intelligent solutions to the really hard problems.

This year WWF Australia, Greenups and EnergyLab are partnering on a fascinating event series exploring the role emerging technology can play to help solve some of our biggest environmental and social challenges.

We launch the series with a lively panel discussion and big-picture exploration of the technology and environmental horizon.

What are the megatrends and what are the biggest opportunities for planet-saving disruption?

Speakers and Panellists (panel commences at 7pm)

  • Ben Waters (MC/moderator) - Founder/Director, Presync


Drinks and light refreshments will be provided, thanks to our sponsors.


Background

We are living through a period of rapid development and witnessing exciting changes in emerging technologies which are redefining how we live, work and play. But global megatrends like climate disruption, resource scarcity, rapid extinction, massive urbanisation and inequality are threatening to derail a potentially bright future. As emerging technologies become mainstream, industries and businesses are reorganising to avoid disruption, the lines between for- and non-profit are blurring, and trust is being lost in traditionally powerful institutions.

How can technology be channelled to help solve some of the big problems we face today?

How can environment organisations and NGOs think more like technology companies - who innovate fast and take risks with high reward?

And how can tech companies think more like NGOs, who approach problem-solving through strategy, science and rigour? Where are the opportunities for us to collaborate?

We need to try new things, take risks, experiment with innovative approaches to how we solve problems. And break out of our silos and collaborate with unlikely allies.

This event series is designed to help think through some of these opportunities based on different challenges we face, and hopefully, form new alliances between some hitherto disconnected communities.

The event series will facilitate wide-ranging panel discussions, along with audience participation. We will launch with an exploration of current exciting trends in technology and explore the intersection between tech and sustainability.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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EnergyLab

UTS Blackfriars

4-12 Buckland St (off Broadway)

Chippendale, NSW 2008

Australia

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