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An afternoon with Sir Timothy Gowers

In the year of Digital Futures at SLQ, world-renowned British mathematician and open access campaigner Sir Timothy Gowers came to SLQ during his whirlwind tour of Brisbane.

Sir Timothy Gowers is professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), and recipient of the Fields Medal, Sylvester Medal of the Royal Society of London and the De Morgan Medal of the University of Cambridge.

Sir Timothy also campaigns against publishing houses (specifically Elsevier) monopolising access to academic journals and restricting the free exchange of information. The boycott, known as The Cost of Knowledge, was initiated by Sir Timothy in 2012 with the support of thousands of academics around the world.

In this audio recording, Sir Timothy discusses the role libraries play in access to knowledge, the Open Access agenda and the digitisation of information in the age of digital citizenship.

The event was held:

Date: Thursday 29 June, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where:  Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland

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Game Changers: in conversation with Dr Catherine Ball

In the second Game Changers conversation for 2017 meet Dr Catherine Ball.

A renowned environmental scientist with business credentials to match, Dr Catherine Ball’s breakthrough work focused on sending unmanned aerial vehicles to remote areas of coastline to observe endangered turtle colonies. Since winning Telstra’s Queensland Business Woman of the Year, Catherine has advocated for diversity in all spheres of work and life.

This event is part of the 2017 Game Changers series, facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chairman of The CEO Institute.

Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation.

Date: Thu 29 Jun 2017, 6:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

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50 Years and Counting: Keynote speech by Dr Chelsea Bond

The 1967 Referendum changed the Australian constitution, with record breaking ‘yes’ vote to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census for the first time. On the 50th anniversary of the Referendum, join us at SLQ to reflect on its historic and contemporary significance, enjoy inspired talks, and engage in lively conversation.

Dr Chelsea Bond is a Munanjali and South Sea Islander woman and Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit and an affiliate member of UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. Chelsea has almost 20 years’ experience working to improve Indigenous health in the south east Queensland region as a community health worker and health researcher.

Date: Sat 27 May 2017, 10am
Venue: SLQ Auditorium, level 2

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Queenslanders in Conversation: The future of work - is capitalism dead?

How will technological advances transform our work? Is capitalism dead? As our current jobs disappear to ever more sophisticated automation, what kind of jobs will we be doing in the future, if any? Will the new economic reality cause a greater gap between the rich and the poor or will it free up our potential to live better lives?

In the second Queenslanders in Conversation talk for 2017, ABC Radio Brisbane’s Steve Austin will facilitated a conversation between high profile panellists, audience members and online viewers.

Dr Claire Mason
Dr Claire Mason is a senior social scientist in Data61 of the CSIRO and an independent consultant at SER&I. Her work focuses on understanding the opportunities and challenges associated with our increased reliance on digital technology across a range of contexts – in our homes and businesses, in our jobs, in vocational education and training, in regions and in later life. Her research has been published in international peer reviewed journals, profiled in mainstream media outlets and has informed both government and industry strategy.

Adrian Osman
Adrian Osman is the co-founder & CEO of Pitchblak, a startup education and advisory company. Pitchblak helps entrepreneurs to get it right the first time through group programs and hands on advisory sessions. Outside of Pitchblak, Adrian owns a number of his own startups, with over 100 staff working for his ventures.

Professor David Peetz
David Peetz is Professor of Employment Relations at Griffith University, in the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing and a co-researcher at the Inter-university Centre for Research on Globalisation and Work in Montreal. He has been a consultant for the International Labour Organisation in Thailand, Malaysia, Geneva and China, and undertaken work for unions, employers and governments in Australia and overseas. He can be blamed for several books including Unions in a Contrary World (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Brave New Workplace (Allen & Unwin, 2006), Women of the Coal Rushes (UNSW Press, 2010) and Varieties of Gender Gaps (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Tony Ryan
Tony is an ‘education futurist’. In the past two decades, he has directly worked with over 1,000 schools, colleges, TAFEs and universities in 10 countries on developing learning systems that generate excitement in young people for their future. Tony is the founder of School2School, an organisation that encourages first world schools to support schools in less developed countries. Tony is the author of the Thinkers Keys, The Ripple Effect, Mindlinks, Wrapped In Living and a series of manuals and workbooks that stimulate innovative thinking in classrooms. His Thinkers Keys program has been sold and taught in at least 28 countries. In September, his latest book The Next Generation: Preparing Today’s Kids For An Extraordinary Future will be released through Wiley and Sons.

Part of SLQ’s 2017 theme Digital Futures.

Date: Wed 24 May 2017
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1

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Game Changers: in conversation with Wayne Gerard

The first Game Changers conversation for 2017 showcased the intelligence and entrepreneurial skill of Queensland business leader Wayne Gerard, CEO of RedEye Apps — a tech start-up leading new ways of managing, sharing and storing engineering drawings and data in the mining, oil and gas, utilities and infrastructure industries globally. Wayne’s driving passion has helped establish Queensland as a world leader in the innovation of technology solutions.

In June 2015, Wayne was the first start-up entrepreneur to be appointed to the Queensland Premier’s Business Advisory Committee and was also awarded the 2015 Queensland Entrepreneur of the Year Pearcey Award.

Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation. The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame celebrates, records and retells the stories of outstanding Queensland business leaders and their contributions to our state.

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When: Wed 27 Apr 2017, 6:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

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