Workshops, panel discussions, debates: focuses on driving positive change by encouraging participants to actively participate and think critically to work towards exploring transformative solutions.
Beyond Selfies: Exploring Ethical Tourism
4:30pm Gus Balbontin, with Dr Maureen Griffiths and Associate Professor Vicki Peel
How do we balance the economic needs of a community or region with the environmental impact of travel, or of building tourist attractions? What are the social, environmental, and economic impacts of tourism? What does it mean to be a responsible tourist?
Indigenous Australians: The Original Innovators
5:30pm Shelley Ware and Joshua Waters, with Kayla Cartledge and Professor Chris Lawrence
Discover why co-designing Indigenous knowledge systems into education and technologies, and translating their STEM practices more widely, is critical for breaking new ground in realms such as healthcare, construction and space exploration – with the possibility of producing the world’s first Aboriginal astronaut.
Rewrites and Wrongs: A Literary Throwdown
6:30pm Yumi Stynes, Damien Power and Annie Louey, with Associate Professor Michelle Smith and Senior Lecturer Matt Mitchell
Recently publishers have announced books by Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming and others are to be edited to be less offensive - What do the experts say? Is this a form of censorship or are these edits necessary to suit the times? Is the whole thing overblown and are these edits of very little importance?