A story-telling, early evening community event with selected presenters from the IDEAS Festival. A series of short presentations outlining how they got where they are now and giving insights into developments and opportunities for the next 10 years.
Open to All. Entry is free but please register for ticket. Old St. Johns 5:30-7:00pm
Hailing from the UK but now a certified Kiwi, Chris is well known for having had more jobs than might be considered normal (including a milkman, drug-testing official, journalist, specialist in frog genetics science educator and futurist).
These days he provides seriously cool experiences that help people consider education and it’s role in creating the future. Named Microsoft’s International Innovative Educator in 2011, Chris now works in a range of areas including science, technology and how we might use education to create desirable futures. When he’s not doing this he’s building just about anything from cardboard and tickling his 2 kids.
Chris is a director of a range of companies that seek to make the world a better place and acts as an advisor to a number of others. He is a regular speaker at conferences.
Emily is a cybersecurity enthusiast and a gadget lover. She wants to become a cyborg one day, the sooner the better.
We love our digital world, and so do the cybercriminals.
Find out how the organised cybercrimes work and hear out some better-than-tv-drama cybercriminal stories.
Melissa is a marine biologist and wildlife educator who studies sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras (Chondrichthyans). She created The Fins United Initiative to provide access to free, scientifically accurate materials.
An active science communicator, she also enjoys painting shark skin patterns, provides career guidance and has a Spanish-speaking podcast (ConCiencia Azul) where she discusses marine science issues.