RACE TO THE FUTURE. E6. - 27–29 NOV 2013, SOFITEL ON COLLINS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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We need to find innovative solutions to the great problems of today to make them the opportunities of the future.

Creative Innovation 2013 Asia Pacific will deliver world class creative ideas and pragmatic solutions. It will offer credible forecasts, strategies and practices to help transform you and the leadership of organisations.

Join big and small business, entrepreneurs, educators, creative and government leaders, emerging talent and leading thinkers from around the World, Asia and Australia.

This is a must-attend event for everyone seeking fresh insights, ideas, tools and connections.

Ci2013 Speakers

Bjorn Lomborg (Czech Republic)
Environmentalist, author:
Cool it and The Skeptical Environmentalist
Bjorn Lomborg
Peggy Liu (China)
International sustainability expert on greening China
Peggy Liu
Bunker Roy (India)
Founder Barefoot College
Bunker Roy
Linda Yueh (UK)
Chief Business
Correspondent BBC
Linda Yueh
Professor Stephen Heppell (UK)
Digital Education Leader, learning futurist
Stephen Heppell
Jon Duschinsky (Canada)
Social innovator, global cage rattler, change agent, author: (me)volution
Jon Duschinsky
Scott Anthony (Singapore)
Strategic transformation and innovation expert
Scott Anthony
Jason Drew (South Africa)
Serial entrepreneur, passionate environmentalist, futurist
Jason Drew
Cyriel Kortleven (Belgium)
Inspiring speaker, author: Less is Beautiful, Master of Interaction
Cyriel Kortleven
Lisa Paul AO
Secretary, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Lisa Paul AO
Michael Rennie
Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Michael Rennie
Dr Alan Finkel AM
Chancellor Monash University, President ATSE
Dr Alan Finkel AM
Rufus Black
Ethicist, theologian, Master Ormond College, University of Melbourne
Rufus Black
Carol Schwartz AM
Eminent business leader and philanthropist
Carol Schwartz AM
Deborah Cheetham
Indigenous cultural leader
Deborah Cheetham
Richard Bolt
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Richard Bolt
Doron Ben Meir
CEO Commercialisation Australia, serial entrepreneur
Doron Ben Meir

Ci2013 Conference Highlights

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  • Sing for Good Highlights 2014

    Do good. Feel good.
    Shower singers, it’s time to shine.
    www.singforgood.org

    Sing for Good aims to get communities singing for joy in every postcode of Australia and beyond. Let’s have fun, feel good and make a difference to people in need!

    1. Sing with a group (two or more)
    2. Enter your video
    3. Vote, donate + celebrate

    Sing for Good is not a talent show. It’s all about fun and inspiration. Families, workplaces, schools, sports teams, choirs … everyone is welcome!

    There are heaps of categories for all these groups and more, plus cash prizes for schools.

    Winners are announced at the With One BIG Voice Concert (8 November, Melbourne Town Hall) and selected videos screen at Federation Square.

    Donations raised help people in need through Creativity Australia’s inclusive With One Voice program, which builds supportive communities through song in three states. Other charities/non-profits are invited to use this project as a joint fundraising platform to support their causes.

    Swinburne University research showed 98% of With One Voice choir participants experienced less stress, 91% improved social bonds and 66% feel less depressed. The program has also been named in Anthill’s SMART 100 social innovations in 2015, 2014 and 2013.

    With One Voice welcomes people aged 9 to 90, from all cultures and backgrounds. Through the Wish List, diverse people grant each other wishes like music lessons, language tuition and jobs.

    Did you know neuroscience proves singing makes us happier, healthier, smarter and more creative?

    There are a lot of lonely people in our communities. Their isolation leads to anxiety and depression, unemployment and so much more.

    With One Voice empowers people to care for one another, instead of relying on top-down, siloed social welfare services.

    You too can help turn lives around. Join the fun of Sing for Good.

    Watch the Sing for Good Highlights 2014 

  • Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work

    by Margaret Heffernan

    TED Talk

    Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn’t what drives the most high-achieving teams. Business leader Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion — built every coffee break, every time one team member asks another for help — that leads over time to great results. It’s a radical rethink of what drives us to do our best work, and what it means to be a leader. Because as Heffernan points out: “Companies don’t have ideas. Only people do.” Watch the talk

  • Does Engineering Need More Right-brain Thinking?

    By Marc Howe

    Sourceable

    Australia’s education system should place greater emphasis on using the right-hand side of the brain in order to produce more creative and capable engineering professionals. Read the article!

  • Dutch city of Utrecht to experiment with a universal, unconditional ‘basic income’

    By Louis Dore

    The Independent

    The University College Utrecht has paired with the city to see if a system of welfare without requirements will produce an efficient society. Read the article!

  • How to be a better leader – and help people around you grow

    By Ci2013 speaker Dr Fiona Kerr

    Health Canal

    Do leaders of successful and adaptive organisations think differently? Yes, according to a University of Adelaide organisational and neural complexity specialist. Read the article!

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