Alfred Deakin Public Lecture

23 September

The Alfred Deakin Eco-Innovation Lectures, presents leading global innovators who are rethinking the future by embracing the challenge of climate change.

The 2009 theme - 'Climate and Innovation - Building the Low Carbon Economy Now' - links the inescapable challenge of climate change to the spirit of creativity and innovation.

The Photon Economy: Solar Energy Everywhere

Dr. David Mills - Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Ausra Inc.

BMW Edge at Federation Square Melbourne

Tuesday 6 October 2009, 6-7.30pm

Cost: Free (register below)

Join solar scientist Dr. David Mills as he talks about how the switch to a complete photon commercial economy is finally underway. Dr Mills will examine the current and future photon-based technologies that will make us healthier and wealthier. He will explore how we have inherited a planet full of systems that we do not yet understand, and that we will need to innovate ethically, as well as technically, to survive.

Dr David Mills participation in the Deakins 09 has been enabled by the veski entrepreneur in residence program

Social Innovation and Sustainable Living - Global perspectives

Ezio Manzini - Professor Director of Research Politecnico di Milano

BMW Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne

Thursday 08 October 2009 6-7.30pm

Cost: Free (register below)

Join renowned international design thinker Ezio Manzini as he explores the growing global wave of social innovation and the fundamental shift towards a new paradigm of business and lifestyle, grounded in sustainable values.

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