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What Matters, and Why REP Outlook Conference 2017

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The Research Enrichment Program is a Macquarie University initiative that aims to foster broad thinking in research and scholarship.

Our annual Outlook Conference - this year run with the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship - brings together leading thinkers in diverse disciplines, spanning molecules to landscapes, across deep time frames, and from scientific, historical and social viewpoints. Our objective is to immerse participants in the advancing fronts of research in adjacent, and more distant disciplines.

The 2017 meeting is called What Matters, and Why. Invited speakers will present ideas on why their discipline matters, and how research fronts in these disciplines inform diverse areas of human enquiry. These talks will not recount personal research findings, but will be future-scoping exercises. Our goal is to identify promising areas for high level trans-disciplinary collaboration, for novel commercial or industrial applications, and to expose researchers at all career stages to different ways of thinking.

The two day meeting will consist of seminars by invited speakers, followed by afternoon discussion and brain-storming sessions. A key feature of the conference is the opportunity to meet and interact with research leaders across the breadth of human enquiry.


REP Outlook 2017 - Program

Day One 25th July

9.00 Assembly, Meeting, Checking Talks, and Coffee

9.30 Welcome and Introduction: Professor Michael Gillings, Biological Sciences, Macquarie University

9:50 Why Competition Matters: (Dr Daniel Falster, ARC Future Fellow, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of NSW)

10.30 Coffee break

11:00 Why Culture Matters: (Associate Professor Lisa Wynn, Head, Anthropology Department, Macquarie University)

11:40 Why the Participation of Children Matters: (Bronwyn Cumbo, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney)

12:20 Why Linguistic Diversity Matters: (Professor Ingrid Piller, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University)

1:00 Lunch Break

2:00 Why Network Science Matters: (Dr Adam Dunn, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University)

2:40 Why the Gut-Brain Axis Matters: (Professor Mike Jones, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University)

3:30 Coffee Break

4:00 Breakout Sessions

5:00 Close Day One

Day Two 26th July

9.00 Welcome and Recap

9:10 Why Epigenetics Matters: (Professor Joanne Lind, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University)

10:00 Why Digital Matters: (Dr Michael Kasumovic, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of NSW)

10:40 Coffee Break

11:00 Why Cognition Matters: (Dr Jon Brock, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University)

11:40 Why Cybersecurity Matters: (Associate Professor Christophe Doche, Department of Computing, Macquarie University)

12:20 Why the Past Matters: (Dr Ronika Power, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University)

1:00 Lunch Break

2:00 Why Remote Sensing Matters: (Dr Elizabeth Madin, Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, Bioogical Sciences, Macquarie University)

2:40 Why Reproducibility Matters: (Associate Professor Shinichi Nakagawa, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of NSW)

3:30 Coffee break

4.00 Breakout Sessions

5:00 Wrap up, Thanks, and Close day Two

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