Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures 2007: Big ideas. Brilliant minds.

FREE PUBLIC LECTURES - Melbourne, 25 June to 29 July 2007

The Minister for Innovation John Brumby has announced a powerful line-up of international thinkers and practitioners heading to Melbourne for the 2007 Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures.

Noble Laureate Sir Paul Nurse (UK), philanthropist and civic activist Robert Klein (US), researcher and founder of GlobeImmune Dr Alex Franzusoff (US), science author Matt Ridley (UK) and John Wilbanks (US), Executive Director, Science Commons will take part in this year’s free public lectures.

They will be joined by some of Australia’s pre-eminent speakers to discuss a broad range of innovation topics.

Lecture topics include:

  • Science, Politics, Philanthropy and Money:Building community consensus for controversial medical research and difficult decisions
  • Cancer Treatments Innovations – how studying yeast can help
  • Nature? Nurture? What makes us human?
  • Science, business and the law: Locking up innovation or sharing and harvesting it - which way to go?
  • Big Machines for Big Questions: the Australian Synchrotron and beyond

You can find out more about dates and locations for the above lectures on the Philanthropy Australia Events Calendar. All lectures are free, most do not require booking.

The 2007 Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures are presented by the Victorian Government’s Innovation Economy Advisory Board. Supported by Melbourne Conversations, the City of Melbourne’s free public talks program, the University of Melbourne, the State Library of Victoria and Future Leaders

The 2008 Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures will be held in Melbourne (BMW Edge, Federation Square, June 5 – 15 2008) and selected regional centres.

Jun. 21, 2007

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