Free public event, Sydney – Workforce Futures: Humanising our Digital Transformation

 Registration is closed for this event
This event forms part of the Academy's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Time and date: 5pm-7pm Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Location: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney

Overview: Australia’s future workforce will need a mix of skills, knowledge and attributes to be globally competitive in an age of rapid technological and industrial change, and geo-political disruption.  Technology leaders are recognising the deep cultural and social impacts of their products and businesses, and are pointing to the need for humanities perspectives to inform future development.

But what do the humanities offer our digital future? What are the historical, ethical and cultural dimensions of digital and data literacy? What are the capabilities needed for our future workforce, beyond technical and scientific competence? What directions, activities or policy considerations are needed to support broader workforce capabilities for a digital future?

The Workforce FuturesHumanising our Digital Transformation event brings together a panel of researchers and practitioners to discuss these questions and more, focussing on the unique perspectives and workforce-relevant skills and knowledge offered by humanities research and education.

Confirmed speakers include:

This free event, open to the public, will commence at 5pm. A reception to follow at 6:15pm. 

We are grateful for the generous support by the State Library of New South Wales, the Unviersity of Sydney and the Australian Council of Learned Academies to host this event.

Registration: This is a free public event, open to all. Click the 'register' button below. 

September 18th, 2019 5:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
Sydney, NSW

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