Future Thinking: Life, the Metaverse and Everything in Between

THE NUCLEUS @ SOUTH BANK PIAZZA

Summary

If you had the chance to build a brave new world from scratch, what would you do differently? How would you ensure equality, opportunity, diversity and sustainability? What would it take to make a world that is healthy, happy and harmonious? This thought-provoking evening of conversations, debate and music will be sure to challenge how you see your future.

The dawning of the Metaverse may well provide humanity a chance to get it right. We’ve gathered some of some of Australia’s brightest minds to dream and scheme the future of technology, workplace culture, design and everything in between as we reimagine a better world. Host extraordinaire Yumi Stynes leads a discussion with Virtual Heritage Jedi Brett Leavy, founder of Australia’s #1 technology podcast Queens of the Drone Age, Angharad Yeo and global sex tech expert and Lovehoney ambassador Bryony Cole. Our tech pop culture connoisseurs are joined on stage with lawyer, writer and digital human rights advocate Lizzie O’Shea, and technology, people and inclusion strategy expert, Sammy Herbert.

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Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes

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Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes is a broadcaster and writer who's been working in Australian media for almost two decades, evolving from music reporter to her current focus as a writer on Arts,...

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Sammy Herbert

Sammy Herbert

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Sammy Herbert

Sammy Herbert is the Head of Developer Experience at SixPivot. Her and her work have won numerous awards from Australian Financial Review’s; Best Places to Work in Technology, Most Outstanding...

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Bryony Cole

Bryony Cole

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Bryony Cole

Bryony Cole is the world’s leading authority on sextech. Since launching the top-rated podcast, Future of Sex, Bryony has been on stages across the world, defining the direction of sextech...

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Lizzie O'Shea

Lizzie O'Shea

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Lizzie O'Shea

Lizzie is a lawyer and writer, and a founder and chair of Digital Rights Watch. She appears regularly in the media talking about law, technology, and human rights. She has...

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Angharad Yeo

Angharad Yeo

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Angharad Yeo

Angharad Yeo is an award-winning television presenter, podcaster, video game critic, musician, and entertainer. She is the host of ABC ME's Good Game Spawn Point, ABC Science's Elevator Pitch and...

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Brett Leavy

Brett Leavy

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Brett Leavy

Brett Leavy is the director of a B-corp social impact company whose research and development in Virtual Songlines seeks to use Blockchain, as well as augmented and virtual realities to...

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Accessibility
This is an outdoor event and the World Science Festival Brisbane ensures that its venues are as physically accessible as possible. The precinct is relatively flat with a mix of grass and paved surfaces. To discuss your individual needs and to book any access services, please contact us.

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COVID-19

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SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES

SparkLab

Ignite your imagination in SparkLab, an interactive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) space, ideal for 6 to 13 year olds.

Modelling the Solar System

In this activity, students use fractions to create scaled model planets.

Contains curriculum links to:
Year 5
Earth Space

EVENT CANCELLED

Cost

Adult $25

Concession $20

Child (3-15 years) $15

Family (2 adults + 2 children) $70

Eligible for bundle discount, buy 4 or more tickets to selected events and save 20%

Location

The Nucleus @ South Bank Piazza, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Adults

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