The SingularityU NZ Summit brings together the world’s top speakers and experts on exponentially accelerating technologies, with the leaders of today and tomorrow from New Zealand and Australia, giving us the knowledge and insight we need to compete -- and win -- in an exponentially changing world.
Why should I attend?
Within the next 30 years, 47-81% of jobs as we currently understand them will be under threat from technology. This includes jobs that have always been considered ‘safe’ from automation. But until we achieve a collective understanding of what exponential technological growth truly looks like -- and how it affects us all -- we won't be able to have the conversations that matter.
What do artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and crime have in common, and what do they have to do with you? How will technological advances affect our economy, our government, our education system and our healthcare system? Where are the disruptions coming from that we aren't yet talking about? What do these trends mean for New Zealand, for Australia, for the world? And what do we need to do to be able to face them intelligently?
What will I learn?
Sample exponential technology topics include:
Goodbye, Linear Thinking; Hello Exponentials
Digital Biology: Life 2.0
The Future of Medicine and Healthcare
The Future of Crime and Security
The Future of Jobs
Impact and Disruption
Who are the faculty?
Neil Jacobstein, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Stanford University Media X Program; Chairman of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
Marc Goodman, Founder, Future Crimes Institute; Bestselling Author, "Future Crimes"
Nathaniel Calhoun, sits on the Global Impact Faculty of Singularity Unversity, Founder of CODE Innnovation
Ramez Naam, Author, "The Infinite Resource: the power of ideas on a finite planet"
Kathryn Myronuk, one of CNN's 2015 Top 7 Tech Heroes To Watch
Raymond McCauley, co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious, the hackerspace for biotech
Dan Barry, NASA Astronaut
What does my ticket include?
Every ticket to the SingularityU New Zealand Summit includes the three days of talks and activities, delicious catering (seriously, this is a big deal for us), all evening receptions and networking opportunities, late-night extra-curriculars, and the soon-to-be world-famous SingularityU New Zealand goody bag.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, your ticket can be transferred by contacting email@example.com. A NZD$50 transfer fee will apply. Please note that if you are transferring an entrepreneur, educator or nonprofit ticket, the new attendee must fill out the application form relevant to the ticket type to show they are eligable for the subsidised rate. If the tranferred ticket is a youth ticket, the new attendee will also be required to show ID at the door and must be 25 or under on the 14th November 2016.
What is the refund policy?
A 50% refund is available up to 3 weeks prior to the event (24th October 2016). After this time, refunds are not available, however, we will be pleased for you to transfer your ticket to another attendee (see above). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to process this.