Which way out? - Discussion forum with industry leaders in Sustainability

Mon, 2011-11-14 17:51 -- adminssee
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 14:45 to 16:30
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Event Details: 

To meet the challenges we need clear answers to some big questions. This session explores the mechanics of creating the changes defined during the conference.

The challenge of creating a sustainable future is so large and the nature of the problems so fundamental, it is critical that we break out of our current thinking to design new solutions.

This Question & Answer session is designed to take the brilliant and innovative viewpoints of the world renowned speakers and rub them together in an attempt to fire some sparks that will lead to new thinking outside the box.

The sessions will adopt an interactive format, where attendees can post questions before hand, the moderator will launch the discussion and guide it through some of the more challenging terrain posed by the audience.

Participate with speakers in a Q&A panel discussion facilitated by Giovanni Ebono, for the unique opportunity to engage with the following panel and other conference delegates.

  • Paul Gilding
  • Matthew Wright
  • Cath Bremner
  • David Hood

You don't know who Paul Gilding is, take to the time to find out as she is not to be missed!

Paul Gilding - Author of the Great Disruption
Paul is an independent writer, advisor and advocate for action on climate change and sustainability. An activist and social entrepreneur for 35 years, his personal mission and purpose is to lead, inspire and motivate action globally on the transition of society and the economy to sustainability. He pursues this purpose across all sectors, working around the world with individuals, businesses, NGOs, entrepreneurs, academia and government.

Matthew Wright - Executive Director of Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE)
The BZE core goal is to develop blueprints for the implementation of climate change solutions that will rapidly reduce emissions and give our society and global ecosystems a chance of surviving into the future. BZE also runs broad-based education campaigns based on this research.

Cath Bremner - Chief Operating Officer, Low Carbon Australia
Cath is the Chief Operating Officer at Low Carbon Australia where she is responsible for the organisation’s strategy development and program delivery. Prior to this appointment Cath was with the UK Carbon Trust where for the past seven years she developed major partnerships with business and public sector organisations in taking energy efficiency actions and reducing carbon emissions across the UK and internationally.

David Hood - National President Elect Engineers Australia & Chair of Australian Green Infrastructure Council
Following a successful career in project management David took over and commissioned Australia’s then New Parliament House in the mid 1980s – a life changing career episode. Since that project, David has become increasingly involved in fostering a culture of sustainability across all engineering disciplines, and the built environment. David, an accredited Presenter with Al Gore’s Climate Project was included in the ABC Carbon 2011 list of the top 100 Sustainability leaders in the world.

For more information see the attached flyer, or click here to register.