By 2050 70% of the world’s population will live in cities compared to 55% in 2016.

At this Festival of Ambitious Ideas, our speakers discussed their views on the concept of “Future Cities”, looking at the challenges, as well as the opportunities and innovations that will impact on people’s everyday lives in the future.

Festival of Ambitious Ideas is proudly sponsored by the Canberra Airport.


Festival of Ambitious Ideas: Future Cities 2016 Speakers:

Stephen Byron from the Canberra Airport

James Kavanagh from Microsoft

Dr Lachlan Blackhall from Reposit Power

Adrian Faccioni from Axsys Performance

Simon Butt from Manteena

Ken Kroeger from Seeing Machines

Professor Rachel Davey from the University of Canberra

Jeremy Fisher from Kingfisher Law

Dr Will Steffen from the Australian National University

Aaron Clausen from NatureMapr

Adriane Boag from the National Gallery of Australia

Elisabeth Judd from Elton Consulting