Solo events

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Futurity and fertility in transgender people’s lives

11.30am - 12.20pm | Sunday 15 July

The impact of medical treatment upon transgender people’s fertility has received increased attention. At the heart of the topic of fertility preservation lies the question of futurity. This talk explores how transgender people negotiate decisions about fertility, focusing specifically on resistance to, and engagement with, pronatalist discourse.

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Discovering citizen science

11.30am - 12.20pm | Saturday 14 July

Citizen science is burgeoning, boasting thousands of projects and millions of participants. Members of the public are making valuable contributions to research in a range of fields, from refining protein structures to recording new species and identifying new astronomical objects. Learn about citizen science and how to become involved.

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Sharing cities: communities driving urban innovation

3pm - 3.50pm | Saturday 14 July

From tool libraries and repair cafés to platform cooperatives, urban agriculture and makerspaces, communities around the world are co-creating civic infrastructure for the common good. Join Darren, from Shareable, for a tour of Sharing cities: activating the urban commons, the new how-to guide for urban transformation.

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Forget me not

2pm - 2.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Intergenerational dementia programs purposefully bring young people and people living with dementia together, for mutually beneficial interventions. Learn what happened when, over eight weeks, Ashleigh conducted lessons about dementia with year 4/5 students at Unley Primary School followed by six excursions to an aged care day respite facility.

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My teacher said I’d need maths one day

3pm - 3.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Duncan will take you into the secret world of mathematics and how it helps to solve some of the most complex crimes. His talk spans millennia – from the time of ancient Sparta to the artificial super-intelligence of the future, examining how our use of data continues to evolve.

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How open innovation can deliver transformational change

1.30pm - 2.20pm | Friday 13 July

Whether you're in government, healthcare or enterprise, or with an NGO, Rob will share how open innovation, crowdsourcing and co-creation offer the ability to discover, evaluate and action the best ideas and insights from those whose experience can help your organisation to do things better – for your citizens, customers and partners.

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Should we reclaim dead languages?

10.30am - 11.20am | Sunday 15 July

Language revival is right, beautiful, and beneficial. Ghil’ad proposes Native Tongue Title, compensation (for linguistic activities) for peoples whose mother tongue was subject to linguicide (language killing), making Indigenous tongues the official languages of their region, and erecting multi-lingual official signs, changing the lanGscape (linguistic landscape).

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Blockchain: beyond the hype

11am - 11.50am | Friday 13 July

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The abandoned solar system

3pm - 3.50pm | Sunday 15 July

On Earth, archaeologists study long-vanished cultures through the rubbish they leave behind. In this talk, we take the perspective of a future archaeologist surveying the solar system, and investigate what they might learn about human culture from the junk we’ve abandoned in space.

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Ethical enterprise and democratic business ownership models

2.30pm - 3.20pm | Friday 13 July

Ethical enterprise and democratic business ownership models shape who's at the wheel. Hear from SA's next Thinker in Residence. A leader in the co-operatives sector, Guy has received multiple awards for his role championing social enterprise in the disability and care sector in the UK.