OCT 13-28 2021

2050 Emergent

A sneak peek into the future of Sydney

20 presentations, 50 displays, and 1 big opportunity to get up close with the bright young minds and innovators to experience the emerging ideas and technology that will shape Sydney as we move toward 2050.

CHECK OUT THE FULL PROGRAM OF LIGHTNING TALKS, WORKSHOPS & TOURS

 

Saturday October 19 2019, 10am - 3pm
Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall

What's it really going to be like to live in Sydney in 2050? Will we find ourselves in a lively low-carbon city bristling with affordable green buildings and exciting entertainment precincts, all connected up with smooth and efficient public transport? Or something more Blade Runner-esque, even dystopic?

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Whatever it is, the ideas and technology that will shape our reality in 2050 are already emerging in 2019. It's just that many of them are hidden away in labs and innovation hubs, and some of them are "just ideas" in some of the bright young minds who will be tomorrow's innovators.

2050 EMERGENT is a one of a kind opportunity to learn more about these emerging ideas and technologies, connect with their creators and have your say in the Sydney you'd like to see in 2050.

Start planning your day now!

Drop by with the whole family to hear from and connect with the innovators. We'll have lightning talks throughout the day as well as hands on workshops and two tours of the Museum of Futures

Lightning Talks

10:30am

THE FUTURE WE WANT
with Claire Marshall, Experiential Futurist at If labs

10:40am

INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION FOR POSITIVE SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
with Anorah John, Innovation Project Specialist at WWF-Australia

10:50am

FEEDING THE WORLD THE SMARTER WAY: ALTERNATIVE FARMING TECH
with Ben Lee, Founder & CEO at InvertiGro

10:55am

INDIGENOUS SCIENCE & CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE: THE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION
with Luke Briscoe, Founder & CEO ay IndigiLab

11:00am

PRODUCING FRESH FOOD IN CITIES WITHOUT THE FOOTPRINT
with Mel Fyfe, CEO at Blakthumb

11:10am

BEDTIME STORIES ARE BETTER WITH EVERYONE
with Genevieve Craig, Creator of Chikas Webseries

11:20am

THE FUTURE OF CONSUMERISM TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE
with Tom Ferrier, Founder of Green Wallet

11:25am

LEVERAGING THE DESIGN OF URBAN SPACES TO HELP SOLVE SOCIAL ISSUES
with Eddie Ma, Co-Founder of Vigilanti

11:30am

HOUSING AND EQUITY ARE NOT DESIGN ISSUES
with Dr Louise Crabtree, Senior Research Fellow at Western Sydney University

11:35am

WOMEN + DISABILITY + TECH: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR US?
with Melanie Tran, 2019 Australian Financial Review's Top 100 Women of Influence

11:45am

HOW TECH IS BRINGING TEAMWORK AND EFFECTIVENESS TO DISABILITY CARE 
with Danny Hui, Founder & CEO of sameview

11:50am

TRANSFORMING THE DELIVERY OF CARE TO BE COLLABORATIVE AND INCLUSIVE
with Kath Hamilton, CEO of loop+

11:55am

TECH DOESN’T BUILD COMMUNITIES. PEOPLE DO.
with Julia Suh, Founder & CEO of Paper Plain

12:10pm

3D & MULTI-DIMENSIONAL COMMUNICATION WITH MIXED REALITY
with Rebekah Araullo, Co-founder & Director at Phantom Realities

12:20pm

THE FUTURE OF FOOD SECURITY
with Dilhan Wickremanayake, Co-Founder of Urban Plant Growers

12:25pm

DATA: MAKING SMARTER DECISIONS TO CREATE THRIVING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
with Kristi Mansfield, Co-founder & CEO of Seer Data & Analytics

12:30pm

THE KEY TO TRANSPARENCY AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
with Brody Smith, Co-Founder of Kua

12:40pm

HOW KIDS CAN THRIVE IN A TECH FILLED FUTURE
with Nicole Marshall and Kern Mangan-Walker, Founders of Grasshopper 

12:45pm

WILL NARROWCASTING REPLACE BROADCASTING? 
with Justin Wastnage, CEO of Vloggi

12:50pm

PREVENTATIVE MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION: STARTING EARLY 
with Kristina Freeman, Co-Founder of Grow Your Mind

1:10pm

RE-IMAGINING SMART CITIES FOR EVERY CITIZEN 
with Rayannon Innes, Head of Communications at NewieVentures

1:15pm

FUTURE-FOCUSED TRANSPORT
with Angus McDonald, Director at Compass Iot

1:20pm

INNOVATION IN THE SANITARY PRODUCT SPACE 
with Sophie Hawkins, Changemaker at Go With the Flow

1:25pm

IMMERSIVE INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE 
with Rajesh Kumar, Founder and CEO of immersifAI

1:30pm

USING TECH FOR GOOD 
with Siobhan Moylan, Head of Communications at NextDoor

1:40pm

THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM 
with Will Frazer, Undergraduate Student at the National Indigenous Science Education Program

Workshops

11:00am
(20mins)

THE COMMONS TRANSITION PLAN

Exploring the vast amount of commons-oriented initiatives and projects that already exist within the City of Sydney and work to demonstrate more socially just and environmentally sustainable alternatives to contemporary urban development and production.

We want to engage with you as the general public, community organisers and leaders, startup founders as well as representatives of the city administration, challenging you to reimagine Sydney in 2050 which builds around the ideas of sharing, co-production and social empowerment.

Hosted by Sydney Commons Lab, a group of researchers and advocates, whose aim is to support and promote the growth of a commons ecosystem in Sydney.

11:30am
(20mins)

IMPROVING THE WAY WE DO DEMOCRACY

Run by a team of four creative intelligence practitioners in partnership with KJA passionate about improving the way we do democracy, and believe that starts with enabling more meaningful engagement across the system.

Plott is a card-based exercise that seeks to develop a flexible and considered mindset - crucial to developing a ‘constructive view’ - in participants well before the deliberation has begun.

Plott will create an environment where it is okay for you to change your mind - an environment which promotes the flexible mindset necessary for reaching consensus.

Come along to experience it to learn more.

Hosted by Plott.

12:00pm
(60mins)

DESIGN THINKING: HOW TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

Join Flatiron School in an interactive activity on key design principles. Learn how to think about your city like a designer through key two skills- problem statements and idea generation.

Flatiron instructors will help facilitate exercises that design practitioners regularly employ to solve problems, develop solutions, and deliver positive experiences for users.

Hosted by Flatiron School.

1:00pm
(20mins)

DATA FOR SOCIAL GOOD: EASIER ACCESS TO DATA TO SOLVE COMMUNITY PROBLEMS

Learn how to solve tough local problems through analytics and targeted questions of Open Data. Seer Data & Analytics will share how and why to frame your question well, and what data holds the answers.

Hosted by Seer Data & Analytics.

1:30pm
(20mins)

HOW CAN WE MAKE IT EASY TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE?

All the solutions to solve the climate crisis exist, but people aren’t adopting them.  In this hands on session, we want to hear from you as to how we can make it easier to incentivise people to do so!

Hosted by Green Wallet.

2:00pm
(20mins)

IMPROVING THE WAY WE DO DEMOCRACY

Run by a team of four creative intelligence practitioners in partnership with KJA passionate about improving the way we do democracy, and believe that starts with enabling more meaningful engagement across the system.

Plott is a card-based exercise that seeks to develop a flexible and considered mindset - crucial to developing a ‘constructive view’ - in participants well before the deliberation has begun.

Plott will create an environment where it is okay for you to change your mind - an environment which promotes the flexible mindset necessary for reaching consensus.

Come along to experience it to learn more.

Hosted by Plott.

Museum of Futures Tours

30 minute guided tours of the Museum of Futures will happen at 11:00am and 2:30pm. Please gather at the Museum if you would like to find out more about this fascinating project.

 

Saturday October 19 2019, 10am - 3pm
Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall

This event is supported by City of Sydney.