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Brave New World: The Deakins 2010

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 2nd, 2010

Thirty of the best minds on the climate change issue in the one place, at the one time: The Deakins 2010.

Addressing the climate change problem requires change, innovation and new ways of thinking. Curated by Professor Tim Flannery, the Deakins 2010 will bring together 30 of the best people addressing the climate change issue now, for one week of unparalleled debate. At the Deakins you’ll hear from practitioners, from fresh informed voices with practical experience of achieving emissions reductions. These are people working to innovate in policy, business, finance and new technologies to help create a brave, new, low emissions world. We invite you to be part of the conversation, part of the solution, part of the future.

6-12 June 2010

Details and bookings:
All events are free. Bookings strongly recommended.

New Agencies, New Business: Alfred Deakin Eco-Innovation Lectures

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 5th, 2009

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The Alfred Deakin Eco-Innovation Lectures presents leading global innovators who are rethinking the future by embracing the challenge of climate change.  The 2009 theme – ‘Climate and Innovation – Building the Low Carbon Economy Now’ – links the inescapable challenge of climate change to the spirit of creativity and innovation.

Shaping the Low Carbon Economy – New Agencies, New Business

Peter Madden – CEO Forum For The Future (UK)

BMW Edge at Federation Square Melbourne
Monday 9 November 2009, 12-1pm
Cost: Free (register)

“A sustainable future won’t happen by itself. To achieve it, we need to set out clear, compelling visions of what it can look like, and draw up a route map for getting there. And we need to reframe our economy so that it can drive that transition. Over the last few years, Forum For The Future (FFF) has set the pace for futures thinking on sustainability. In doing so, it’s become clear that we need to focus on the positive and compelling visions of what a low-carbon future would look like.”
– Peter Madden, CEO, Forum For The Future (UK)

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Social Innovation and Sustainable Living: Alfred Deakin Eco-Innovation Lecture

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 2nd, 2009

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Ezio Manzini – Professor Director of Research Politecnico di Milano

Join renowned international design thinker Ezio Manzini as he explores the growing global wave of social innovation and the fundamental shift towards a new paradigm of business and lifestyle, grounded in sustainable values.

Manzini will describe how a multiplicity of institutions, enterprises, non-profit organisations, and individual citizens can be made capable of moving outside mainstream models of living and producing, in an effort to invent new and far more sustainable ones.

BMW Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne
Thursday 08 October 2009 6-7.30pm
Cost: Free (register)

The Photon Economy: Alfred Deakin Eco-Innovation Lectures

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 30th, 2009

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Dr. David Mills – Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Ausra Inc.

Join solar scientist Dr. David Mills as he talks about how the switch to a complete photon commercial economy is finally underway. Dr Mills will examine the current and future photon-based technologies that will make us healthier and wealthier. He will explore how we have inherited a planet full of systems that we do not yet understand, and that we will need to innovate ethically, as well as technically, to survive.

BMW Edge at Federation Square Melbourne
Tuesday 6 October 2009, 6-7.30pm
Cost: Free (register)

Dr David Mills participation in the Deakins 09 has been enabled by the VESKI [Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation] Entrepreneur in Residence Program

A Local Car for the Silent Highway: Alfred Deakin Eco-Innovation Lectures

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 17th, 2009

It won’t be long until we all drive the silent electric highway. 

Richard Canny presents a compelling demonstration of the near future of the family car.  Canny is CEO of TH!NK, the Norwegian company that produced its first prototype TH!NKCity electric car in 1991.   TH!NK is a car company that aims to change the way people think about cars, by designing emission free and highly efficient modern-city vehicles to meet consumer needs, producing environmentally friendly vehicles in a small-scale ‘low carbon’ production centre.

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Electric Horizon: Alfred Deakin Eco-Innovation Lectures

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 16th, 2009


Shai Agassi, founder of Better Place, shares his inspired vision of freeing cars from oil, reducing harmful exhaust, and ushering in a new era of sustainable transportation. He will discuss the economic factors, industry dynamics, geopolitical pressures, and mounting environmental concerns that are combining to drive this profound change, as well as the challenges we face in realising this vision.  

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