MAB16 will host three symposia:
The Digital Publics symposium will explore the role of urban screens for building communities from retrospective, contemporary and forward looking perspectives. The Digital Publics symposium is organised by Urban Screen Productions.
The Smart Cities & Urban Innovation symposium will bring together the distinctive strengths of Australian and Korean digital and smart city industry leaders to discuss service delivery strategies that actively anticipate the needs and aspirations of future cities. The Smart Cities & Urban Innovation symposium is organised by the UNSW Smart Cities Research Cluster.
The City Leaders' Summit will connect local and international experts with Australian City Leaders' to discuss the application of information and communication technologies for addressing challenges within urban precincts, such as public transport, waste management, social engagement programs, civic participation, etc. The City Leaders' Summit is co-organised by the Future Cities Collaborative and the Sydney Environment Institute.
The third Digital Publics Symposium is to be presented as part of the Media Architecture Biennale 2015 (MAB16) and Vivid Ideas 2016.
This symposium will be co-curated by Esther Anatolitis and Glenn Harding and is being held at The Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney on the 2nd June 2016.
The symposium will run from 9am through to 5pm. Digital Publics is produced by UTV and more information and registration links can be found at www.digitalpublics.net.
The symposium format includes a series of panel discussions with opening and closing remarks. Basic times are outlined below.
|Opening remarks||9.00am – 10.00am|
|Morning break||10.00am - 10.30am|
|Panel one||10.30am – 12.00pm|
|Lunch||12.00pm – 1.00pm|
|Panel two||1.00pm - 2.30pm|
|Afternoon break||2.30pm – 3.00pm|
|Panel three||3.00pm – 4.30pm|
Closing panel with perspectives drawn from all sessions.
|4.30pm – 6.00pm|
This event is presented by Media Architecture Biennale 2016.
Urban Screen Productions
Urban Screen Productions
Cities everywhere are positioning themselves to participate in the smart city boom with large investments and resources mobilised to build the next hi-tech cities. This international symposium will explore cutting edge smart city concepts from around the world and their relevance to Sydney, Australia’s innovation capital. The Symposium’s theme, “smart cities and urban innovation”, will be covered through a variety of engaging talks, workshops and panel discussions which will present participants with the question “how can smart technology and urban design enhance the innovative potential of urban places?” The symposium will be international in scope with industry experts and thought leaders from Korea, India, Australia, the US, Singapore and other nations taking part in the day’s proceedings. Tech giants, small start-ups, urban designers and “city makers” will join the conversation for what promises to be a fascinating insight into the future of our cities.
The Symposium is structured to bridge both research and industry worlds with a dynamic and interactive program. The symposium is well timed to engage with the recently launched Australian National Innovation and Science Agenda and the announcement of Sydney’s new Silicon Harbour district. The Smart Cities and Urban Innovation Symposium takes place at the “The Concourse” and is part of the international Media Architecture Biennale. It is presented by the Smart Cities Research Cluster UNSW. The Symposium takes place at “The Concourse” in Chatswood and is preceded by a hands-on industry workshop where futures for Sydney’s Silicon Harbour will be investigated.
The full program for the Smart Cities & Urban Innovation symposium can be found on issuu.com (pages 50-52).
|Coffee and Registrations||8.00am - 9.00am|
|Welcome||9.00am - 9.30am|
Sydney’s ‘Silicon Harbour’ and the Design of Tech Districts
|9.30am - 10.30am|
|Morning Break||10.30am - 11.00am|
The Digital Agenda and Urban Innovation in Asia-Pacific
|11.00am - 12.30pm|
|Lunch||12.30pm – 1.30pm|
Asian Smart Cities: ubiquitous technology
|1.30pm – 3.00pm|
Proptech Startups and Sydney’s Innovation Ecosystem
|3.00pm – 4:30pm|
|Closing Address and Thankyous||3.00pm – 4:30pm|
The City Leaders’ Summit will bring together local and international experts and Australian city leaders to discuss the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to placemaking within out cities. Experts will present examples from research and practice of traditional and digital placemaking methods, techniques and systems that have helped create more liveable and sustainable places for people.
City leaders will be invited to share challenges that they are facing within their urban precinct, including the use of city infrastructures, such as public transport, waste management, social engagement programs and civic participation. This will be followed by a discussion, facilitated by Professor Ed Blakely, chair of the Future Cities Collaborative, on how to harness the opportunity that digital placemaking provides.
|Introduction||1.30pm - 1.40pm|
|Mini keynote by Ethan Kent||1.40pm - 1.55pm|
|Mini keynote by Daniel Latorre||1.55pm - 2.10pm|
|Facilitated discussion with Professor Ed Blakely||2.10pm - 2.20pm|
|Remarks from Lord Mayor of Newcastle and Michelle Fitzgerald||2.20pm - 2.40pm|
|Facilitated discussion with Professor Ed Blakely||2.40pm - 2.50pm|
|Remarks from Leni Schwendinger, Greg Stone, Martijn de Waal and Bruce Ramus||2.50pm - 3.30pm|
|Afternoon Break||3.30pm - 3.55pm|
|Opportunity and Challenges session||3.55pm - 4.50pm|
|Closing remarks||4.50pm - 5.00pm|
The University of Sydney
M. HANK HAEUSLER
Future Cities Collaborative
Urban Screen Productions