Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate and humankind is pushing the boundaries of what is possible. But what are the potential effects and consequences of such technological leaps? Which advancements will advance society, and which will hinder it? You can discover the answers to these fascinating questions and much more by hearing from some of the brightest minds on the planet when they converge on Federal Mills in North Geelong for this year’s Pivot Summit.
Held over two days, this event will feature a diverse range of speakers covering an amazing and fascinating range of topics, ranging from the impact of technology on the advancement of mankind to the mindset needed for successful entrepreneurship, the challenges and rewards of leaving planet Earth and the implications of allowing AI to make decisions for us.
Hosting the event will be the brilliant TV presenter, author and videogame critic Stephanie ‘Hex’ Bendixson, accompanied by outstanding Australian actor Francis Greenslade. Together they will present an array of speakers from around the world who are the leaders of their chosen professions.
Speakers will include Torquay-raised NASA rocket scientist Dr. Elizabeth Jens, former NASA Space Shuttle Commander Pamela Melroy and the head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr Megan Clark.
Other speakers include author and tech commentator on ABC and 3AW Steve Sammartino, global leader in neuroscience and psychology, Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk, tech evangelist Steve Cooper who has represented companies like PayPal, Braintree and Xero and CEO of the LaunchVic startup agency, Dr Kate Cornick.
The event will also feature artist and music producer Alice Ivy, Mycroft AI director of developer relations Kathy Reid, Melbourne entrepreneur extraordinaire Michelle Mannering and co-founder of Project Rockit, Rosie Thomas.
Pivot Summit 2018 promises a two-day visit to the future. With mind-blowing presentations and a sensational exhibition space, it will deliver a technology and innovation-based experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Pivot Summit 2018 runs December 6-7 at Pivot City Innovation District located at 33 Mackey Street, North Geelong.
Written by Josh Dowling