September 24thTransportation Schedule
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All sessions will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre unless otherwise noted.Print Program
Continental Breakfast & Poster Session
Poster session from 8:30-9:00am.
Private event – by invitation only.Plaza Gallery
Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Professor James Wertsch
Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy Washington University in St. Louis
Keynote Address (9:30)
Morning Tea & Poster Session
Joint Session I - Challenges at the Intersections of Energy, Environment, Food, Water & Global Health
Focus on Industrialized Nations
An examination of trends and current/emerging challenges arising from population growth, climate change, aging populations on resources, environmental values, health & well-being, geopolitical stability and economic growth. Presenters provide 10 minute presentations and participate in a panel discussion, followed by a Q & A session with the audience.
Announcements & Video Presentation of 3MT Competition People’s Choice WinnersBoulevard Room
Joint Session II - Challenges at the Intersections of Energy, Environment, Food, Water & Global Health
Focus on Vulnerable and In Crisis
An examination of trends and current/emerging challenges arising from population growth, climate change, on food availability, sanitation, migration, livelihoods and poverty. Presenters provide 10 minute presentations and participate in a panel discussion, followed by a Q & A session with the audience.
Afternoon Tea & Poster Viewing
Chaired by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton
In a world of increasing change and uncertainty, University Presidents will consider the scenarios that may emerge as a result of global megatrends and look at how such megatrends might evolve – social, technological, economic, environmental and political. With a focus on the long term challenges for their region and considering the pressures on equity, infrastructure, aging, food, energy and the climate are likely to be far greater than those experienced during the past 50 years, Presidents will address five key questions*:
- What are the most important trends that will influence my region and what challenges and opportunities do they bring?
- How should the University position itself to remain most relevant beyond 2050 (How will we change)?
- What are the critical research fields that are likely to emerge for the University?
- What should the University be doing today, in terms of teaching and learning, so that graduates of tomorrow are equipped to provide leadership into the future.
- Has this Symposium changed your perspective and if so how?