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March 11, 2022

FUTURE SHOCK

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Explore an afternoon as we delve into the convergence of technology and culture. Exponential technologies are re-shaping our collective future in ways we can almost barely comprehend. From quantum to AI to the metaverse and a promise of society and economies decentralized. As we re-enter a state of FutureShock, we’ll learn about the impact these technologies will have on us as individuals, as a society, and the opportunities of a digitally entangled future. If we’re not creating the future - we must to attempt to understand it.

VENUE

Corner of Hackney Rd & Botanic St

FEATURING

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13:00
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14:00

Registration & Community Lunch

On arrival, you'll be greeted by our friendly SQUAD who will chaperone you to our picnic-style lunch outside the National Wine Centre. Here, you’ll connect with your fellow Impact Summit-ers alongside a host of other interesting humans who are attending another _SOUTHSTART adventure at the venue. ‍
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14:00
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14:45

The Solarian Myth : Our next great fiction?

If we’re not creating the future - we must to attempt to understand it. So, we’ll start by diving into an exploration of The Solarian Myth. It states that Love & Intellect are soon to be discovered to be actual measurable physical forces that help hold the universe together. These are forces that exist in the vibrational (predicted by Super String theory) and they form Philotics that connect across great distances. From strategies for creating as much love and intellect as possible, to the interesting solutions or prioritization quandaries it can help solve in the realm of Environmentalism and Technology - join us as we explore the convergence of humanity and technology through the lense of this myth.

Kristin Alford
Peter Siebels
Jared Ficklin
David Pisoni
14:45
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15:30

Planet 2050

What could, or should, life and our planet look like in 2050? In this conversation, we'll explore themes, challenges, technologies, and solutions by those on the frontlines creating a world filled with hope, aspiration, and possibility.
Phil Morle
Anna El Tahchy
Mick Liubinskas
Tegan Nock
Natalie Curach
15:30
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16:00

Afternoon Tea

Indulge your senses in another delicious soiree in the sunshine over a shared afternoon break. ‍
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16:00
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16:20

What's the matter with quantum computing?

Join Professor Michael Biercuk to hear the most extreme ideas in how quantum computing can save the planet, and why it hasn't happened yet...
Michael Biercuk
16:25
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16:45

MetaVerse : Ownership & Governance

Join Kieran Warwick, CEO at Illuvium in a fireside conversation hosted by Mike Scott, CEO at Nona Digital as they delve deep into the depths of the metaverse. As the co-founder of the first AAA gaming title on the Ethereum blockchain, Kieran is a serial entrepreneur who was exposed to Bitcoin and Ethereum early on, alongside his brother. As another early adopter of blockchain technology, Mike Scott will jump into the trenches with Kieran to unlock the opportunities of web 3.0.

Kieran Warwick
Mike Scott
16:45
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17:30

Humanity x Technology

Whether we know it or not, technology has significantly changed our lives - for decades. 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.
Jed Horner
Alison Kershaw
Caroline McMillen
Anton Andreacchio
17:30
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18:30

[Bonus] Happy Hour Powered by Twilio

All ticket holders of our main friday events are invited to join us in the sunshine for closing drinks powered by our good friends at Twilio! We know that by the time happy hour comes around, you’ll have sparked new ideas & will likely be in need of a debrief with your newfound change comrades. So what better way to conclude the afternoon than with celebration of what's been. Don’t forget, Fringe & WOMAD are just around the corner if you want to continue the celebrations into the night & we’ll be in your inboxes shortly after to continue to support your journey in the years to come!
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"All the team at _SOUTHSTART did an amazing job of making me feel welcome in their city, and the event itself was one of the most organised I've had the privilege of being involved in.”

CAM ADAMS - CO-FOUNDER AT CANVA

"THE IMPACT ON INVESTING IS NO LONGER CHARITY AT _SOUTHSTART!"

"It’s become clear that purpose and profits are more aligned than ever. Founders and investors alike are doubling down on commitments to solving real societal and environmental issues. Australia has a big role to play here as a well-connected, respected and balanced ecosystem. The environment and climate change were top of mind at the conference. Even businesses that weren’t directly involved spoke about the topic with urgency. Creative entrepreneurs from all over the map are laser-focused on making the world a better place. We can’t help but be optimistic."

Mick Liubinskas & Trevor Folsom - Partners at Investible

I was struck by the uniqueness of this event as it started and continued to focus on us as humans – not just superstar entrepreneurs , but humans. We need this approach if entrepreneurs are to deliver the social and economic changes we need in the world.

SARAH PEARSON - BOARD DIRECTOR, ADVISOR & INNOVATION LEADER

SAFETY FIRST

THANKYOU FOR OBSERVING THE FOLLOWING COVID-SAFE RULES AT OUR EVENTS:

If you are travelling from interstate, please ensure that you are following the latest travel restrictions outlined on the SA Health Website.

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9 - 11 march

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