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Special event,

AFoI 2018 Keynote: Freedom and democracy: observations of a freelance artist

6.30pm - 7.30pm | Thursday 12 July

Bertolt Brecht’s 1947 poem The anachronistic procession, or Freedom and democracy provokes Robyn’s interrogation of the status of these two ideas from a cultural perspective. While ‘cultural democracy’ is on the rise, enthusiasm for social and political democracy wanes worldwide. It's assumed that we have freedom and democracy, but do we? And if so, how do we qualify those ideas?

Special event,

SIAA Annual Distinguished Lecture: Australia’s strategic priorities in space

5pm | Friday 13 July

Following the very recent establishment of the Australian Space Agency on 1 July 2018, Dr Clark will outline the purpose of the agency and its key international and national responsibilities, as well as the strategic priorities in space, for Australia.


Dame Roma Mitchell Oration: Lauded and vilified: the highs and lows of leadership in human rights

9.30am - 10.20am | Saturday 14 July

In conversation with Dr Vincent, Professor Triggs will explore the human rights issues at the forefront during her term as President of the Human Rights Commission, as well as the highs and lows and the lessons learned. She will also reflect on the gendered nature of public shaming from this time in her leadership career.

Solo event,

The BRAVE Flinders research & innovation lecture – AI and health

10.30am - 11.20am | Saturday 14 July

Professor Alison Kitson from Flinders University presents an update on AI applications in the health sector and what this technology means for ageing.


Graeme Hugo Memorial Lecture: Does migration drive up house prices?

1pm - 1.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Housing has become unaffordable in many developed countries – in Australia perhaps more so than in others. A particularly evocative explanation is that the volume of immigration is mostly to blame. Chris Leishman will aim to expose the degree of truth of this view, and hopes to introduce some new, disruptive and challenging ideas as food for thought for researchers and politicians alike.


Barbara Hardy Oration: Our future energy supply

4pm - 4.50pm | Saturday 14 July

With escalating energy costs, uncertainty in energy supply reliability and security, and the need to halt greenhouse gas emissions, the energy supply industry is at a crossroad. This panel presentation will consider the questions: Can we move to a zero carbon future? What does tomorrow’s smart grid look like? And what innovations are being developed at UniSA to help reach this goal?