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SOUTHSTART The C̶o̶n̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ Conversation

The C̶o̶n̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ Conversation

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Date

5 May 2021

Time

9:00am - 11:30pm

Location:

National Wine Centre

The C̶o̶n̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ Conversation

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Join us for a full day of learning, connection and inspiration as we explore the intersection of technology and humanity. Learn from 50+ speakers from across Australia (and hopefully further afield, pending restrictions) who are paving their way in the world. Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, creatives, field experts and other curious minds, to foster the networks, skills and knowledge required to move forward through these times, together.

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DIVE INTO THE SCHEDULE

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Masterclass

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Going Global: A lesson in growing your company beyond the borders of Australia, from those who have walked the path before. Please note that this is a private breakfast.

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Registration

Whether you're an early riser or a fashionably late attendee - our doors will be open, ready to welcome you to the conversation.

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Panel

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Simon Thomsen ,

Moira Were AM

We have a very special opening planned for you. Please note that given the restrictions surrounding room capacities, this session (only) will be live-cast to the other rooms. So get in early if you want a spot in this particular room!

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Intermission

Multi-stages = find the room you want to go to! :)

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Our precious humanity is becoming factured by social dislocation and nationalism/globalism divisions - and with less than 10 years until the SDG's are due, we must ask ourself - are we close enough? In this session, we will look to form a multifaceted inquiry into the parts of our collective humanity we need to take a good, long, hard look at.

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Caroline McMillen ,

Creating Industries and Unlocking Capital would have been a desperately important topic two, or five or ten years ago in Adelaide. The dichotomy of our life here is now even more stark - we live in arguably the city that is best placed to profit from the path out of the pandemic and yet the tremendous growth in risk capital that has happened elsewhere has, so-far bypassed South Australia. Our traditional industries are once again employing almost all of us and yet they continue to add far less value to raw materials mined and grown here than they could.

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Today more than 90% of value for companies in the S&P500 is driven by intangible assets (such as data, brand, confidential information, trade secrets, software, trademarks, and patents). Research unequivocally demonstrates that sustainable long- term company value is derived primarily via leveraging intangible assets.However, these assets are typically absent, mispriced or under-valued on balance sheets. As a result, significant intangible value and risks remain unrealized and unknown. So what can companies do to ensure they are leveraging these assets to create and protect value within their organisations? Join us as we unpack this conversation with several field experts & company leaders.

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Kristin Alford

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Hospitality

Time for a break!

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Creating a company takes courage, let alone growing one to exist beyond the borders of proximity. Join us in conversation with leading business operators to hear the lessons they have gathered along the journey of scaling a company from the ground up.

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Trish Hansen ,

Moira Were AM

Systematic inequality is rife within society - and extends its roots into every facet of our lives - to the way we exchange money, to the way we communicate, to how we do business and more. Let's identify the issues that exist and explore how we can come together to tackle them, head on.

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Sally-Ann Williams ,

Caroline McMillen ,

Cris Parker

Join us as we delve deep into the delta of where we are and where we could be. We’ll explore the intersection of sovereignty and science - technology and trust - in an understanding of the resources of tomorrow that will have real, and lasting meaning.

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Anton Andreacchio

The intersection of Technology & Creativity. Where is it? How does it happen? Can technology compliment creativity, or destroy it? Join us as we gather leading minds from across the nation to delve into conversations around the inclusivity of creativity, connection through story, how to fund films, what is emerging with the film industry & so much more. The limit is only bound by your imagination. In Partnership with Fleapit.

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Hospitality

Let's Eat

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Chris Kirk ,

Flavia Tata Nardini ,

In this session, we'll bring together founders and their supporters to share insights gathered from the path less travelled - creating a startup. Why did they do it? How? Who helped? What didn't help? Join us for candid conversations and learnings about what it really means to get started - and how to grow beyond.

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George Peppou ,

Michael Fox

AgriFood Tech. What is it? Where is it? What are the emerging trends? Powered by BDO, in this half day session we’ll explore the relationship between the future of farming and robotics as it relates to the future of food. How we can scale with a sustainable lens and dig deep into how we build and strengthen the AgTech Innovation Ecosystem with an eye to export opportunities.

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Pete Horsley ,

Lauren Capelin

Understanding the outside world is just one part of the equation. Celebrating what makes us human is more important than ever as we witness our world de-materialize and de-centralize. Understanding humanity, and the relationship we have with both technology and each other, is paramount to building the future we want (to be a part of).

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Aude Vignelles ,

Sarah Jane Pell

Interested in delving into current & emerging trends within the space sector - with the minds who are shaping it? From a panel discussion on human space flight exploration, powered by the Australian Space Agency - to stories from other leading minds. You'll walk away feeling like the universe is your oyster.

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Keynote

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Alan Jones

Yahoo product manager turned early investor in Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures, Alan is a Sydney tech angel investor and a partner in early-stage tech venture fund M8 Ventures. He coaches founders privately and in a number of Australian accelerator programs. Despite enjoying a successful career path on the surface, the reality is - Alan's Startup career literally almost killed him. Join Alan as he shares healthy practices (and tactics for when you fall off the wagon).

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Hospitality

Time for a break!

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E

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AgriFood Tech. What is it? Where is it? What are the emerging trends? Powered by BDO, in this half day session we’ll explore the relationship between the future of farming and robotics as it relates to the future of food. How we can scale with a sustainable lens and dig deep into how we build and strengthen the AgTech Innovation Ecosystem with an eye to export opportunities.

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Gill Hicks ,

Marc Randolph

Understanding the outside world is just one part of the equation. Celebrating what makes us human is more important than ever as we witness our world de-materialize and de-centralize. Understanding humanity, and the relationship we have with both technology and each other, is paramount to building the future we want (to be a part of).

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Colette Grgic ,

Mick Liubinskas ,

Elicia McDonald

Money, Money, Money - must be funny. In a rich person's world. But is it? In this session, we'll bring together several of the nations leading VC's to delve into the state of the investment ecosystem - the great, the challenging - and the conversations we need to talk about more. You'll also get the chance to tap into the brain trust of the investors through an interactive AMA session!

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Eloise Hall ,

Joan Westenberg ,

Kristin Alford

Young woman (and non-binary people) are shaking the gates and demanding change to way in which our bodies, our ideas and our environment are being dominated by mindsets which no longer have the capacity to do good. If you want a panel thinking about the type of futures that might be possible, don’t go to the people promoting extractive technologies like bitcoin and NFTs. Have conversations with those who are going to change the system. This salon panel will assemble young women from Adelaide facilitated by futurist Kristin Alford to pick apart challenging visions for the future and the pathways for technology, social change, new economic models and environmental leadership that we are starting to note emerge.

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Hospitality

What a day! Let's unwind with new friends & knowledge over a celebratory beveragino! Powered by UK DIT

Speakers

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Marc Randolph

Co-Founder and First CEO / Netflix

Kristin Alford

Director / MOD. at UniSA

Michael Fox

Co-Founder / CEO / Fable Food Co

Alan Jones

Partner / M8 Ventures

Elicia McDonald

Partner / Airtree Ventures

Anton Andreacchio

Board Member / South Australian Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

Caroline McMillen

Chief Scientist of South Australia / The Government of South Australia

Trish Hansen

Founder and Principal / Urban Mind Studio

Aude Vignelles

CTO / Australian Space Agency

Sally-Ann Williams

CEO / Cicada Innovations

Robyn Denholm

Chairperson / Tesla

Flavia Tata Nardini

CEO and Co-Founder / Fleet Space Technologies

Mick Liubinskas

CEO / Climate Salad

Colette Grgic

Head of Startup Ecosystem (AU & NZ) / Amazon Web Services

Eloise Hall

Managing Director / TABOO Sanitary Products

Lauren Capelin

ANZ Startup Ecosystem / AWS

Simon Thomsen

Editor / Startup Daily

Moira Were AM

Co-Founder / Collab4Good

Pete Horsley

Founder / Remarkable

Gill Hicks

Founding Director / MAD MINDS/Misfit Shapes

Sarah Jane Pell

Artist Astronaut / Bending Horizons

Chris Kirk

General Manager / Stone & Chalk

George Peppou

CEO / Vow

Joan Westenberg

Founder / Studio Self

Cris Parker

Director | The Ethics Alliance & The Banking and Finance Oath / The Ethics Centre

Venue

National Wine Centre

Corner of Hackney Rd & Botanic St

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