Program

Panels

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Future of media

2pm - 2.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Given the 24/7 news cycle and even faster social media platforms, how can we control information? Is this development the ultimate democratisation of what used to be strictly-controlled offerings of the powerful few? Who’s making sure we’re not being duped?

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Second-hand Rose: living in the land of borrowed identity crisis

2pm - 2.50pm | Saturday 14 July

National identity is a peculiarly post-colonial obsession. We want to be different and seem so to the world. Yet our terminology is largely second hand, shaped by the junk language of managerialism, government whim or academic fashion. Will Australians ever use our own words to describe our own conditions?

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Housing 3.0

2pm - 2.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Could there ever be such a thing as citizen-led housing? What would that mean for cities? Would we become the developers, the builders, the landlords as well as the tenants? Could we develop truly inclusive models of collaborative governance in group housing, and will this be the way of the future?

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Environmental justice

3pm - 3.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Join our panel of distinguished environmental thinkers, protectors and warriors as they discuss the seminal events that changed their thinking and started them on this most perilous of journeys to save our planet and fight for environmental justice.

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Jesus wasn’t white

4pm - 4.50pm | Saturday 14 July

. . . a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. In this picture, Jesus looks kind and gentle; he gazes down at me lovingly. He is also light-haired, blue-eyed, and very white. The problem is, Jesus was not white.’ Rev'd Whitaker, The Conversation

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AI and social interaction

10.30am - 11.20am | Sunday 15 July

Let’s challenge what you think you know about being human. When we manage AI as a social enabler, it offers an unprecedented capacity to connect with others. How can we use AI to minimise the growing i-generation trends of decreasing direct interaction, and increasing rates of depression, isolation and suicide?

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#metoo#whatsnext

10.30am - 11.20am | Sunday 15 July

Join Nina and Jane for a gloves-off discussion on where next for the #metoo campaign. Has anything really changed? Are women’s voices really being heard? Are the media still prioritising men’s voices?

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A case to answer

11.30am - 12.20pm | Sunday 15 July

What can we learn from the most extreme situation? For the first time in 25 years, we’ve brought together the defence and prosecution from Australia’s European war crimes trials. QCs Michael David and Lindy Powell for the defence and war crimes investigator Graham Blewitt join author David Bevan.

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Images of ageing

11.30am - 12.20pm | Sunday 15 July

How do images of ageing make us feel about ourselves and others? Are we telling our own narrative well – through television, film, advertising, fashion – or are we failing? Or are we simply ignoring it altogether?

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Autonomous vehicles

1pm - 1.50pm | Sunday 15 July

Once existing only in science fiction, driverless cars are now a reality and here to stay. What does this mean for our future mobility? And how are we going to shape our lives, industries, cities and neighbourhoods to accommodate them?

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