Brave Conversations 2017

A 2 day conference bringing the global conversation about the changing relationship between humans & technology to Australia.

A space where participants need to be brave, to say the things that they know need to be said, and be prepared to apply intellectual rigour to challenging ideas that might take us to uncomfortable places.

Without commercial bias and policy overview, we need to talk.


  • Dr Robert Ackland, Associate Professor, School of Sociology and Centre for Social Research & Methods, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Angie Abdilla, Founder and CEO of Old Ways, New. Previously, Director of the Indigenous Digital Excellence, as part of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.
  • Michele Berkhout, Director, Corporate Solutions and Industry Engagement at TAFE Queensland South West.
  • Jeffrey Broadfield, Craftsman
  • Professor Axel Bruns, Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Nick Byrne, Digital iD Consumer Lead at Australia Post
  • Ibrahim Elbadawi, ODI Australian Network
  • Rob Fitzpatrick, Australian Information Industry Association.
  • Dr Jon Gray, AUSTRAC & Data61
  • Dr Nicholas Gruen, Lateral Economics
  • Professor Susan Halford, Professor of Sociology and a Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton, UK.
  • Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Web Science Trust
  • Dr Simon Longstaff, The Ethics Centre
  • Tris Lumley, New Philanthropy Capital
  • Professor Deborah Lupton, University of Canberra
  • Dr Katina Michael, University of Woollongong
  • Chris Monk, Decoded
  • Associate Professor Ellie Rennie, Principal Research Fellow, RMIT University.
  • Tom Scott – The Wellcome Collection
  • Dr Gavin Smith, Deputy Head of the School of Sociology in the ANU Research School of Social Sciences.
  • Martin Stewart-Weeks, Public Purpose
  • Peter Thompson, Centre for Leadership
  • Dr Ramine Tinati, University of Southampton
  • Pia Waugh, Project Manager for NFIC International and Strategic Initiatives at AUSTRAC.
  • Barbara Wilby – Corporate Wisdom

Tickets details

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