Monday 17 March, 2014

Our Future World

Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, CSIRO

Through this presentation Stefan will take us on a whirlwind tour of global megatrends and scenarios for Australia over the coming twenty years. This captures the latest thinking from CSIRO Futures on topics such as  disruptive technology, the rise of emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region, skyrocketing healthcare bills, pressures on the middle income classes, biodiversity loss and the vital importance of education. All these trends and drivers are creating a new world around Australia. We will rely on our ideas and innovation to jump into a new space and ensure sustained wealth growth and improved quality of life for our children and grand-children. Word cloud

  • Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm, Monday 17 March, 2014.
  • Venue: The EdgeState Library of Queensland, South Brisbane.
  • Arrangements: Doors open at 6pm. No need to book – just show up!
  • Questions? For any further information please contact Andrew.

Hajkowicz 170x300Stefan is a principal scientist at CSIRO based in Brisbane who spends his time thinking about how people make choices and plan for an uncertain future. He leads CSIRO Futures which is a team of researchers, analysts and consultants working on strategy and foresight projects to help government and industry organisations adapt to a rapidly changing world.

Stefan has a doctorate in geography from the University of Queensland and postgraduate qualifications in economics from the University of New England. He is widely published in the international scientific research literature, and is an active communicator with his material on global megatrends featuring on TEDx.

Stefan is currently writing a book titled “Moments of freefall” which examines how global trends signal critical moments of rapid social, economic and environmental change with profound impacts on how people live.

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