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Understand, adapt, and thrive in an exponentially changing world.


Hosted in Sydney, Australia over February 19-21, 2018.

Over 1,100 attendees from multiple countries.

 

From the introduction to exponentials and an overview of disruption, to forward thinking AI, transport, crime, and blockchain, the SingularityU Australia Summit kick-started conversation about exponential technology and how it can impact your country - and the world. Educators, corporates, non-profits, entrepreneurs, young people and government representatives came together for this three day summit - and were blown away by the content and connections. SingularityU Australia Summit started a whole new group of exponential thinkers!

 

ABOUT  SINGULARITY  UNIVERSITY

 

What is Singularity University?

Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community empowering leaders to leverage exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all.

SU's global community spans 119 countries and includes entrepreneurs, corporations, impact organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions.

With over 431 impact initiatives, the SU community is driving positive change in the areas of health, environment, security, education, energy, food, prosperity, water, space, disaster resilience, shelter, and governance and other global grand challenges.

 

About The Founders

 
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Dr. Peter H.

Diamandis

 

 

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Peter Diamandis is an entrepreneur, business executive and the founder and Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation.

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Ray Kurzweil

 

 

Co-Founder & Chancellor

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a 30-year track record of accurate predictions.


 

SPEAKERS

 
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Adam Spencer: MC

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Amin Toufani: Singularity University

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Carl Van De Weijer: Singularity University The Netherlands, Mobility & Automotive

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Cathy Foley: Deputy and Science Director of Csiro Manufacturing

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Daniel Kraft: Singularity University, Medicine and Neuroscience

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Daniel Roberts: Singularity University, Innovation And Disruption

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Edie Weiner: President & CEO of The Future Hunters

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Welcome To Country Performance

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Kaila Colbin: Singularity University, New Zealand Ambassador

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Larry Keeley: President and Co-Founder of Doblin Inc.

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Larry Rosenstock: CEO and Founding Principal of High Tech High

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Liesl Yearsley: CEO at A-Kin

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Louise MerceR: Director of Innovation, Everledger

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Mandy Simpson: SingularityU New Zealand

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Marc Goodman: Singularity University; Policy, Law & Ethics

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Marita Cheng: Founder and CEO of Aubot

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Max Stossel: Poet & Filmmaker

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Nathaniel Calhoun: Singularity University, Managing Director GSP; Vice Chair GCC

 
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Ramez Naam: Singularity University, Energy & Environmental Systems

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Raymond McCauley: Singularity University, Digital Biology

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Sarah Berghbreiter: Singularity University, Robotics

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Tiago Mattos: Futurist at Aeroli.to

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Tim Cannon: CEO, Livestock Labs


PRESS & MEDIA

 

Kaila Colbin - Driverless cars are only months away

Kaila Colbin is interviewed by John Stanley and Garry Linnell on Sydney radio station "Talking Lifestyle" about our future with autonomous vehicles in Australia.

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Are robots coming to a workplace near you?

Thirty years ago, we watched Hollywood movies featuring futuristic robots taking over the world in amusement and wonder, writing it off as fantasy. In 2017, the fantasy has come to life with more and more technologies changing the way we do things in our homes and workplaces.

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What is on the horizon and how it will change your life

New technologies are exploding around the world, faster and faster, changing the way we live, play and work. So, what can we expect in the next 12 months? Singularity University Ambassador Kaila Colbin is working in the forefront of exponential technologies and this is what she predicts for 2018.

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A singular vision. It's time to talk about technology's effects

Kaila Colbin is director of the SingularityU Australia Summit. American-born, she has lived in New Zealand for 13 years and says she has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of seven, when she sold books from a New York sidewalk to raise money to buy a radio.

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Don't let 'technoscenti' rule - Kaila Colbin

Technologists need to take a long and hard look on fostering inclusivity in the conversation around digital transformation or risk widening the social divide, warns Silicon Valley think-tank Singularity University's regional ambassador, Kaila Colbin.

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Are you ready for what's next? It's closer than you think - The Mojo Radio Show

There is no question that this episode will open your eyes and minds to where technology is going and to the many things we need to be considering in and out of work.

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Press Release: Take a Journey into the future with SingularityU Australia Summit

Exponential technologies - technologies that double in power or processing speed every year while their cost halves

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Kathryn Myronuk - Radio NZ

Kathryn Myronuk is a specialist on the technological advances shaping our future and our jobs. She is a founding member of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all.

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Michael Gillam - Radio NZ

What will medicine and healthcare be like in the future? What role will technology play? How much say will patients have in their care? Michael Gillam talks to Kathryn Ryan from Radio NZ about the future of medicine.

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Food's New Horizon

Kiwis, along with everyone else on the planet, have to make big decisions about which technologies to embrace, and which to reject. The choices are only getting harder, and more frequent as science accelerates at an exponential rate.

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Paul Henry

The organiser of SingularityU New Zealand Summit Kaila Colbin joined Paul Henry to talk about exponential technology.

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Find Your Billion

A school holiday workshop is drawing together fresh young minds to consider ways to solve some of the world's problems.

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PARTNERS

 

We're incredibly grateful to our partners. Their vision and commitment to the future of Australia made this Summit possible.

Professional Services Sponsor

 
 

Silver Partner

 
 

University Partner

VIP Partner

 
 
 

Channel Partners

 
 
 

 

Curation Partners

 

 
 

 

This SingularityU Summit is hosted by Singularity University alumni with authorization and curatorial oversight by Singularity University. www.singularityuglobal.org