#afuturebydesign

22-23 October 2019
International Convention Centre, Sydney

SingularityU Australia Summit

The SingularityU Australia Summit will explore the latest in exponential technologies and showcase how these technologies are being used to disrupt industries and positively impact the world. Be part of an unforgettable gathering of leaders and change-makers. Explore the exciting convergence of exponential technologies, connect with new people and ideas, and co-create a better world.

With an expected 1,800 delegates, the SingularityU Australian Summit will attract executives, government officials, entrepreneurs, investors, NGOs, impact partners, educators and social impact leaders, all of whom are looking to shift from idea to action!

Who should attend the SingularityU Australia Summit?

INVESTORS, C-LEVEL SUITE EXECS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

INNOVATOR’S, INVENTORS,
ENTREPRENEURS

STUDENTS AND FUTURE
LEADERS

Educators, corporates, non-profits, entrepreneurs, young people and government representatives will come together for this two-day summit and will be blown away by the content and connections. Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.

Speakers

CEO of T Labs & Chair for Finance & Economics at Singularity University

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Amin Toufani

CEO of T Labs

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Elena Toufani

Co-founder and Chair, Ministry of Awesome

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Kaila Colbin

CEO SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge

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Lisa Andrews

CEO SingularityU Australia Summit

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Christina Gerakiteys

Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation

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Alex Gladstein

Optimistic Thinkers

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Future Crunch

Founder CEO Psykinetic, Biomedical Engineer, TV Presenter, Tech Futurist

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Dr Jordan Nguyen

Partner Deloitte, Access and Economics

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Nicki Hutley
More Speakers will be announced soon

Global Impact: A Future by Design

Why attend?

  • Unlearn to relearn at this leading global event
  • Meet fellow change-makers and discover the world’s breakthrough innovations
  • Access and connect with some of the most influential technologies to be ahead of change
  • Positively impact the world alongside other globally conscious leaders
  • Design the future up personal and out loud!

What's on?

  • SU Faculty who will share the latest technological advancements and what they mean for Australia and the world
  • Thought Leaders from around the globe
  • On stage conversations and debates to shape the future of education, sustainability and inclusivity
  • Round table discussions to ideate solutions to the 12 Global Challenges
  • Fireside conversations
  • Technology Lab

Summit Program

Monday, 21 October

6:00pm to 9:00pm — Pre-conference VIP Welcome Event Venue: Yallamundi Opera House

Tuesday, 22 October

7:30am–8:45am Doors open
8:45am–9:05am Welcome to country
9:05am–9:20am Welcome to Summit
9:20am–9:40am Welcome to Moonshot and Designing the Future
9:40am–10:10am Exponential Organisations
10:10am – 11:00am Australia on the Economic Stage
11:00am–11:30am Morning tea – Visit Exhibition & Tech Hub
11:30am–12:00pm Humanity: Zoom Out Globe, Zoom in Abode
12:00am–1:00pm AI Ethics Debate – They’re Here
1:00pm–2:00pm Lunch – Visit Exhibition & Tech Hub VIP Luncheon for Sponsors with SU Global Faculty
2:00pm–2:45pm Exponential Impact: From Coal to Solar
2:45pm–3:30pm Exponential Business Models
3:30pm–4:00pm Hacking Happiness
4:00pm–4:30pm Afternoon tea – Visit Exhibition & Tech Hub
4:30pm–5:00pm The Future is Design
5:00pm–5:45pm The Future of Human Potential
5:45pm – 9:00pm Global Impact Challenge Grand Final Event
5:45pm to 9:00pm — A Future by Design Networking Drinks Venue: ICC (Exhibition area)

Explore the exhibition and Tech hub – Develop relationships, have a little fun and make new connections as you discuss, explore, and learn over drinks.

wednesday, 23 October

7:00am to 8:15am Global Grand Challenge Breakfast
Venue: Location to be confirmed

 

Please join us for a more intimate conversation around a Global Grand Challenge (GGC). It’s important that your time at the SingularityU Australia Summit results in long-term impact. We know that happens when humans have meaningful conversations in small groups. Connection and collaboration are paramount in designing our future.

8:00am–8:45am Doors open
9:00am–9:30am From Impact to Design – Summary of Day 1
9:30am–10:15am Best Practice in Future Readiness
10:15am–11:00am Med-Tech Speakers: Dr Jordan Nguyen, Jess Irwin
11:00am–11:30am Morning tea – Visit Exhibition & Tech Hub
11:30am–12:00pm In Conversation: The Future is Human. Isn’t it?
12:00am–1:00pm Education by Design
1:00pm–2:00pm Lunch – Visit Exhibition & Tech Hub VIP Luncheon for Sponsors with SU Global Faculty
2:00pm–2:15pm Wearable Fashion Tech Parade
2:15pm–2:45pm Future of Humanity and Person Impact
2:45pm–3:15pm Convergence and a Utopic Society: Exponential Technologies and the Movements that use them
3:15pm–4:00pm Dream Out Loud
4:00pm–4:30pm Afternoon tea – Visit Exhibition & Tech Hub
4:30pm–5:00pm The Future of Medicine
5:00pm–6:00pm Close: Humans + Technology = Impact by Design
6:00pm Networking Event

WE

ARE

EX
PO
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TIAL.

We are creating a future of abundance that is bright, equitable, and leaves no one behind.

 

We are not bystanders. We act with purpose, leveraging exponential technologies to definitively solve humanity’s greatest challenges.

 

We lead courageously and set an example for changing the world. We do no harm and refuse to compromise others for our own benefit. Our passion for the wellbeing of humanity drives our action.

 

We are a community of inclusion, collaboration, and deep connection in which every individual is integral to success and the greatest ideas are often those never heard before.

We cultivate a critical mindset that is empathetic, understanding, and respectful of all points of view. We make decisions based on evidence and logic which push boundaries and redefine possibility.

 

We take Moonshots, thinking big and taking risks to solve problems and impact billions of lives. We believe that big dreams, strong collaboration, and powerful tools create an unstoppable force for good.

 

Together, we can solve any challenge
we encounter.

 

We are exponential.

Testimonials

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Executive VIP

$14997

VIP

$9997

General Entry

$3497

Pre-Summit      
Peak Performance (RedBull) event

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Media Launch Event

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Pre-event cocktails with speakers

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During Summit      
Access to all keynotes & presentations

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Catered lunches

Y

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Y

Networking & drinks (day 1 & day 2) in the exhibition Area

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Y

Private meeting space upon request

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Express VIP registration

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VIP Room

Y

Y

 
VIP Lunches

Y

Y

 
Breakfast networking event

Y

Y

Additional Cost
Concierge service

Y

Y

 
Reserved front row seating

Y

   
Organisation listed as Special Partner in program, Summit app and website

Y

   
       
After Summit      
Global Grand Challenges Special Edition Vision board

Y

Y

 
Post-Event Adventure with SingularityU Australia

Y

   
Sponsors
innovation partner
summit sponsor
current channel partners
Curator

Join the Movement & Become a Partner of the Summit

Connect your brand to Australia’s exponential thinkers and organizations, ensure your key employees and clients join you on this journey, inspire people to think BIGGER & further, help co-create and shape the summit.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

We are looking for awesome volunteers to support us during the summit! If you want to help and learn while behind the scenes of a world-class event, we would be thrilled to welcome you to this year’s volunteers team. Fill out the form at the link below and we’ll get in touch! Applications close April 30th at midnight!

Join the SingularityU Australia Newsletter!

Sign up for our mailing list to receive our SingularityU Australia newsletter and become part of a global community of thinkers, innovators, doers, and leaders leveraging accelerating technologies to solve some of Australia’s grand challenges.

 

We’ll be sure to let you know about important news, opportunities to get involved, as well as chances to participate in our programmes. It’s the best way to stay in the loop!

We can’t wait to connect with you!

The SingularityU Australia Summit will celebrate, promote and birth change agents. We aim to encourage their high impact ideas and align them as thought leaders for innovation, exponential change, and positive social change. Through connection at the summit, national and local conversations about innovation in Australia will erupt.

 

The SingularityU Australia Summit is for the Change Makers. It’s for the Optimists, the Dreamers, the holders of the Crazy Ideas and all their supporters. These are the thought leaders driving Exponential Change and Positive Impact. The Summit will erupt conversations through connections and collaborations. Let’s Design the Future.

 

 

Christina Gerakiteys CEO SingularityU Australia Summit and

Lisa Andrews, CEO SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge

Amin Toufani
CEO of T Labs & Chair for Finance & Economics at Singularity University

Talk Title: Living Exponentially – The Five Principles

 

Talk: The world is changing exponentially fast due to technological developments. Individuals, just like organisations, face disruptive dynamics that humanity has never experienced before. In this emotionally charged lecture, we will cover how we can live better in an exponential era. We will search for the guiding principles that have shaped the lives of those who are thriving in the age of exponentials. We will also ask what we should do, and not do, to live exponentially.

 

Bio:
Amin is the CEO of T Labs. He was formerly the director of strategy and Vice President of Strategic Relations at Singularity University. He brings a unique set of technological, entrepreneurial and policy perspectives to the dialogue of innovation on campus. Before Singularity, Amin founded for-profit and social impact organizations in a range of domains including: artificial intelligence, peer to peer lending, bitcoin, human rights, international development, carbon offsetting, and solar energy.

 

Google Search ranks him as the world’s best guitar player – a title he readily rejects. In addition to his work at Singularity, he is building the World’s first hedge fund for the poor, as well as Reversopedia – a reverse encyclopedia composed of things we know we don’t know. Amin has a degree in artificial intelligence from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Stanford, and an MPA in economic policy from Harvard. He attended Harvard and Stanford concurrently and graduated an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Elena Toufani
CEO of T Labs

Talk Title: Living Longer; from zero to one hundred

 

Bio: Elena Toufani is the co-author of the forthcoming book Exonomics which examines the impact of exponentially growing technologies on economics, policy and business models. She is the co-founder of T Labs, a Silicon Valley based launchpad for moonshot innovation, where she has overseen the launch of Longevity University (research and education institution focused on human life extension) and Reversopedia (the reverse encyclopedia of known unknowns).

A Government of Canada-funded Futurepreneur, Elena has held prior research positions in macro-economics and quantitative trading at Seeb, behavioral neuroendocrinology at the University of British Columbia, and biosenescence and longevity at Revaux. She is a founding member of the Hedge Fund for the Poor, and was previously a Steering Committee Member of CREST/BD – a collaborative research platform at UBC. Elena is an advisor to startup projects focusing on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, fintech, nano-biology, and artificial intelligence. She has degrees in political economy and psychology from Erasmus University and the University of British Columbia, and most recently, a nano-degree in deep learning (an artificial intelligence specialisation) from Udacity.

Kaila Colbin
Co-founder and Chair, Ministry of Awesome

Talk Title: Leading Exponentials

 

Talk: What are the implications of Exponential Organisations on leadership. How is the world changing, what is the world we want to create, and who do we need to be as leaders to create it?

 

Bio: ​Kaila Colbin is co-founder of Boma Global and CEO of Boma New Zealand.

She spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand and Australia Summits, introducing more than 2,500 people to exponential technologies and their impact on humanity.

She is also a co-founder of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Chair of the New York-based culinary school Natural Gourmet Institute; Deputy Chair of CORE Education; and Deputy Chair of ChristchurchNZ.

Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.

Lisa Andrews
CEO SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge

Talk Title: The Future of Humans and Human Impact

 

Bio: Lisa Andrews, after experiencing adversity in her life, decided to focus on positive momentum, intent on taking part in global conversations to make the world a better place. 

 

Having a data, engineering and financial background, she is on a mission to pave the way to give everyone a fair start in life and to maximise human potential. A serial entrepreneur, in 2018 Lisa won the Hunter Outstanding Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She is founder and part owner of several companies that all focus on profit with purpose. 

 

Lisa is currently working on projects with Singularity University, the United Nations, ACTAI, the Extreme Tech Challenge, Arm, Treasure Data, 2030vision.com, Ocean Elders, Unicef, EO, GSEA and others. Lisa’s focus is on projects that aim to solve the world’s greatest challenges using exponential technologies, beginning with achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Lisa is passionate about creating a vision for the world for the next 100 years. 

 

In her spare time you’ll find her reading, travelling to exotic locations or kite surfing.

Christina Gerakiteys
CEO SingularityU Australia Summit

Talk Title: The convergence of exponential technologies and Utopia.

 

Bio: Christina Gerakiteys is a creativity and innovation catalyst. Her purpose is to create a Utopian society by opening hearts and minds to inspire impossible to possible.

 

Christina is a sought-after facilitator, speaker, and program designer who creates interactive educational Xperiences driven by design thinking, purpose, engagement, and play.

 

Christina passionately writes and presents business development and innovation programs and workshops. She writes for several publications and speaks regularly on radio about business development and the crucial roles that creativity and innovation play in success. She is a contributor to the award-winning Front-End Innovation blog and presenter on the SingularityU podcast Inspire For Five.

 

Her depth of knowledge and engaging style have made her a popular presenter at major conferences including SingularityU Australia Summit, Vivid Ideas, Creative Innovation and most recently at the Inspiring Women Leaders Digital Conference in Madrid.

 

Christina is an active supporter and advocate for several innovation committees, produces the annual Hunter Innovation Festival, and lectures in Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 

A self-confessed lifelong learner, Christina is currently undertaking doctorate studies in Creativity and Innovation.

Alex Gladstein
Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation

Talk Title: Why Decentralized Technology Matters for Freedom

 

Bio: Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. He has also served as Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. In his work, Alex has connected hundreds of dissidents and civil society groups with business leaders, technologists, journalists, philanthropists, policymakers, and artists to promote free and open societies. Alex’s writing and views on human rights and technology have appeared in media outlets across the world, including The Atlantic, BBC, CNN, Fast Company, The Guardian, Monocle, NowThis, NPR, Quartz, TIME, WIRED, The New Republic, and The Wall Street Journal. He has spoken at universities ranging from MIT to Stanford, presented at the European Parliament, and participated in Singularity University events worldwide from Berlin to Johannesburg. He has also spoken at a range of blockchain and cryptocurrency events about why bitcoin matters for freedom. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Future Crunch
Optimistic Thinkers

Talk Title: Oh So Yesterday!

 

Bio: Future Crunch is a group of scientists, artists, researchers and entrepreneurs that believes science and technology are creating a world that is more peaceful, connected and abundant. We’re determined to share that story.
We create dynamic, uplifting, visually spectacular presentations, designed to make audiences think differently. We also curate good news from every corner of the planet, and send it to tens of thousands of people via our newsletter and social media channels.

Dr Jordan Nguyen
Founder CEO Psykinetic, Biomedical Engineer, TV Presenter, Tech Futurist

Talk Title: Beyond Superhuman – Technology for Humanity

 

Talk: With today’s staggering advances in technology, many new possibilities are emerging which almost seem to have come straight out of the realms of sci-fi fantasy. When we connect some of the dots between various cutting-edge fields, the innovations become even more intriguing. In this presentation, Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen will raise an incredibly interesting and perhaps confronting conversation around links drawn between the fields of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, new techniques in 3D human scanning, neuroscience, and the ideas of human consciousness. This topic raises a number of questions about what it is to be human and what is a moral approach to the incredible things we can achieve today with the latest advancements in technology – advancements that are increasingly blurring the lines between the virtual world and the real world.

 

Bio: Dr Jordan Nguyen, is one of Australia’s most innovative engineers, who is committed to improving the lives of as many people as possible, and to help become a driving force behind both human and technological evolution as we move into the future.

 

An internationally renowned engineer for humanity, Jordan designs life-changing technologies to transform the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly through his role as founder of Psykinetic, a social business committed to bringing positive, sustainable and life-altering change, and shares his adventures through documentaries across the world. Inspired by human endeavour, Jordan has big ambitions to see our world step consciously and creatively into a better future.

Nicki Hutley
Partner Deloitte, Access and Economics

Talk Title: In Conversation

Bio: Nicki Hutley is a highly regarded economist, with broad-based expertise gained over nearly three decades of practice. She leads Deloitte’s Access Economics’ Urban Advisory practice and is particularly skilled in the application of economic modelling and analysis in the field of urban economics, addressing issues such as affordable housing, social and economic infrastructure investment, urban renewal, precinct planning, climate mitigation and adaptation, and social policies. Nicki spent the first half of her career as a macroeconomist for commercial and investment banks. She is a regular commentator on economic and financial issues in the media and a sought-after keynote speaker.

Volunteer Sign up

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Do you want to be part of a unique, world-class Summit in Australia?
We are very happy that on 21-23 October 2019 we will be hosting the SingularityU Australia Summit. More than 1,000 leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs will come together for an epic journey through exponential technology and leadership. The only part missing is the awesome volunteers that will help us make this world-class experience unforgettable!

 

We promise:
– you will be a part of a high-end event whose ambition is to truly make a positive impact and transform people’s lives
– a unique opportunity to build an even stronger personal international network by meeting the leading corporates, coolest startups and world-class experts
– that you will not work more than 5 hours a day and be able to enjoy many keynotes and mingle with the awesome crowd!

 

Your tasks will include:
During the two Summit days, we will need you to help us with tasks like registration, taking care of our VIPs and speakers, curating one of our side-stages, making sure that AV on the side stages runs smoothly, cleaning up the venue after the Summit etc. We also need help on the day before the big event to make the venue look nothing less than amazing.

 

Do you want to join?
The survey will not take more than 10 minutes. :)

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 31.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]