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Symposium Program

September 24th

Transportation Schedule

Schedule and details are subject to change. Check back often for updates.

All sessions will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre unless otherwise noted.

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Event Description

Location

8:00am-5:30pm

Registration & Guest Services

8:00am-9:00am

Continental Breakfast & Poster Session

Poster session from 8:30-9:00am.

8:00am-9:00am

Presidents Breakfast

Private event – by invitation only.

Plaza Gallery
Plaza Gallery
9:15am-10:30am

Keynote Address

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)

Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Ernest Aryeetey, University of Ghana, Secretary General, African Research Universities Alliance         

Boulevard Auditorium
Boulevard Auditorium
10:30am-11:00am

Morning Tea & Poster Session

Boulevard Auditorium Foyer
Boulevard Auditorium Foyer
11:00am-12:30pm

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.

Moderator: Prof. Renjie Dong, China Agricultural University

Panelists:

Prof. Wei-Jane Chen, Dean, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University

Prof. Benjamin Suarez-Isla, Director, Institute of Biomedical Sciences & Director, Transdisciplinary Network on Aging

Prof. Orhan Yenigün, Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University

Prof. Barbara Schaal, Professor of Biology and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

 

Boulevard Auditorium
Boulevard Auditorium
12:30pm-2:00pm

Luncheon

Announcements & Video Presentation of 3MT Competition People’s Choice Winners

Boulevard Room
Boulevard Room
2:00pm-3:30pm

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.

Moderator: President Nak-In Sung, Seoul National University

Panelists:

Prof. Xin Yang, Chair, Department of Environmental Science, Fudan University

President Bundhit Eua-arporn, Chulalongkorn University

Prof. Lakshmi Lingam, Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Prof. Tri Budi W. Rahardjo, Director, Center for Aging Studies, University of Indonesia


 

Boulevard Auditorium
Boulevard Auditorium
3:30pm-4:00pm

Afternoon Tea & Poster Viewing

Auditorium Foyer
Auditorium Foyer
4:00pm-5:00pm

President's Forum

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*:

  1. What are the most important trends that will influence my region and what challenges and opportunities do they bring?
  2. How should the University position itself to remain most relevant beyond 2050 (How will we change)?
  3. What are the critical research fields that are likely to emerge for the University?
  4. 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.
  5. Has this Symposium changed your perspective and if so how?
Boulevard Auditorium
Boulevard Auditorium
5:00pm

Networking Reception

Foyer
Foyer
6:30pm

VIP Reception & Brisbane Riverfire Festivities

Private event – by invitation only.

Customs House
Customs House