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After a successful 2016 program at the Powerhouse Museum, The Greenhouse is back for another season.

This year WWF Australia, Greenups and EnergyLab are partnering on a fascinating event series exploring the role emerging technology can play to help solve some of our biggest environmental and social challenges.

The program launched on Tuesday May 30th with a lively panel discussion and big-picture exploration of the technology and environmental horizon. You can watch the panel from the event.

The Greenhouse 2017 - Planet Saving Technology Series

30 MaySeries Launch Planet Saving Technology – What are the global megatrends and what are the biggest opportunities for planet-saving disruption? | Watch
27 JuneHow Smart Cities will change the way we organise our lives and bring about the third industrial revolution. | Watch
25 JulyHow Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality can be harnessed for social and environmental impact. Info | Tickets
29 AugustHow Blockchain will bring power to the people and revolutionise consumption and production.
26 SeptemberArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
31 OctoberHow Electric/Autonomous Vehicles will revolutionise mobility and change the way our cities are organised.
NovemberHackathon Weekend Event - Details to come.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Tuesday 25th July, 6-9pm

How Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality can be harnessed for social and environmental impact.

With it's origins in science fiction, the idea of Virtual Reality has been around since the 1950's, but in the last few years, with the promise of mobile computing, it's suddenly the talk of the town.

Many are excited by the deep immersive nature and empathetic story telling potential of VR/AR and see huge opportunity in awareness raising and shifting public opinion around important issues.

So what is VR, and it's related technology cousin Augmented Reality, an is it a potential Planet Saving Technology?

Speakers and Panellists
Virtual Reality Experience

Thanks to our good friends at Academy Xi we'll have some HTC Vive headsets and live experiences to try at the event.

Make sure you get there early, if you'd like to try one of the VR headsets!

Food and Drinks

After the panel you are welcome to continue the conversation and enjoy some drinks and light refreshments thanks to our sponsors & partners Future Super, EnergyLab, Greenups & WWF Australia

Schedule

  • 6:00pm: Doors open
  • 6:30pm: Keynote followed by moderated panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
  • 8pm: Continue the discussion over drinks and light snacks
  • 9pm: Event concludes

The evening will begin with a half hour of mingling and networking. At 6:30pm the talks programme will begin with a keynote from Kim McKay, CEO of the Australian Museum. You will then be invited to join the speakers in Q&A style panel discussion. The talks and panel runs for approximately 1hr.

After the panel you are welcome to continue the conversation and enjoy some drinks and light refreshments thanks to our sponsors & partners Future Super, EnergyLab, Greenups & WWF Australia

Venue

EnergyLab
Building 25, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Tickets

(available from Ticket Tailor)

Early bird tickets available now (until a week before the event).

$25 Standard entry, $30 on the Door.

Planet Saving Tech

Tuesday 27th June 6-9pm

Smart Cities and The Internet of Things

What is a Smart City? How will Smart Cities change the way we organise our lives? Will they bring about the so-called ‘third industrial revolution’? What is the Internet of Things, and does it have the potential to be a Positive Impact Technology? What are the opportunities and what are the risks?

We explore all this and more in the first of our deep dives into Planet Saving Technology: Smart Cities and the Internet of Things.

Speakers and Panellists
Panel Video

Planet Saving Technology: Smart Cities and the Internet of Things

Posted by The Greenhouse Project on Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Food and Drinks

Drinks and light refreshments are provided, thanks to our partners EnergyLab & WWF.

Schedule

  • 6:00pm: Doors open

  • 6:30pm: Keynote followed by moderated panel discussion and Q&A with the audience

  • 8pm: Continue the discussion over drinks and light snacks

  • 9pm: Event concludes

The evening will begin with a half hour of mingling and networking. At 6:30pm the talks programme will begin with a keynote from Frank Zeichner - CEO, IoT Alliance Australia. You will then be invited to join the speakers in Q&A style panel discussion. The talks and panel runs for approximately 1hr. After the panel you are invited to continue the conversation and enjoy some drinks and light refreshments thanks to our partners EnergyLab & WWF.

Food and drink will be available thanks to our sponsors.

Tickets

(available from Eventbrite)

Early bird tickets available now (until a week before the event).

$25 Standard entry, $30 on the Door.

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Planet Saving Tech

Tuesday 30th May 6-9pm

Planet Saving Technology. What are the Megatrends?

What are the technology megatrends and what are the biggest opportunities for planet-saving disruption?

Themes

We are living through a period of rapid development and witnessing exciting changes in emerging technologies which are redefining how we live, work and play. But global megatrends like climate disruption, resource scarcity, rapid extinction, massive urbanisation and inequality are threatening to derail a potentially bright future. As emerging technologies become mainstream, industries and businesses are reorganising to avoid disruption, the lines between for- and non-profit are blurring, and trust is being lost in traditionally powerful institutions.

Speakers
Panel Video

Planet Saving Technology: Megatrends

Posted by The Greenhouse Project on Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Live Music
Food and Drinks

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided, thanks to our sponsors.

Schedule

Doors open at 6pm.

Live Music from 6pm. Talks and panel from 7pm.

The evening will begin with an hour of mingling and networking, during this time you will able to enjoy some live music.

At 7pm the talks programme will begin with a keynote from Dermot O'Gormon, the CEO of WWF Australia. You will then be invited to join the speakers in Q∧A style panel discussion. The talks and panel runs for approximately 1hr.

Food and drink will be available thanks to our sponsors.

Tickets

(available from Eventbrite)

Early bird tickets available now (until a week before the event).

$25 Standard entry, $30 on the Door.

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Background

We are living through a period of rapid development and witnessing exciting changes in emerging technologies which are redefining how we live, work and play. But global megatrends like climate disruption, resource scarcity, rapid extinction, massive urbanisation and inequality are threatening to derail a potentially bright future. As emerging technologies become mainstream, industries and businesses are reorganising to avoid disruption, the lines between for- and non-profit are blurring, and trust is being lost in traditionally powerful institutions.

How can technology be channelled to help solve some of the big problems we face today?

How can environment organisations and NGOs think more like technology companies - who innovate fast and take risks with high reward?

And how can tech companies think more like NGOs, who approach problem-solving through strategy, science and rigour? Where are the opportunities for us to collaborate?

We need to try new things, take risks, experiment with innovative approaches to how we solve problems. And break out of our silos and collaborate with unlikely allies.

This event series is designed to help think through some of these opportunities based on different challenges we face, and hopefully, form new alliances between some hitherto disconnected communities.

The event series will facilitate wide-ranging panel discussions, along with audience participation. We will launch with an exploration of current exciting trends in technology and explore the intersection between tech and sustainability.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sponsors & Supporters

Are you interested in supporting The Greenhouse?

We're looking for businesses and organisations who are wholly aligned with our communities core values of sustainability, environmental and ecological awareness. Alongside this, we're focussed on building respect, equal-opportunity, innovation, design-thinking and collaboration.

If that sounds like you, get in touch with us here.