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2016 Smart Cities Symposium

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Smart Cities and Urban Innovation

Date: 1-2 June 2016
Venue: Michael Crouch Innovation Centre UNSW | The Concourse, Chatswood

How can smart technology and urban design enhance the innovative potential of urban places? Explore cutting-edge smart city concepts from around the world and their relevance to Sydney, Australia’s innovation capital – this is all on the agenda, for June 1-2 when international and local smart city experts will meet in Sydney, Australia.

The event brings together architects, designers, scholars along with civic and industry leaders to discuss the opportunities for future smart cities. The conference is a unique professional development and networking opportunity to learn about international smart city innovations and local moves to construct hi-tech urban precincts.

The event will bring international keynote speakers from leading smart cities around the world including Korea and Singapore in conversation with local smart cities experts, government and technology startups. The workshops and symposium will provide opportunities to learn from architects, designers, businessmen, government officials and academics about specific smart city topics of importance to the economic, technological and cultural development of Australian cities with a special focus on Sydney’s “Silicon Harbour”.

The Smart Cities International Workshop and Symposium will be held in collaboration and promoted as part of Vivid Sydney and the Media Architecture Biennale 2016. Vivid is the largest tourist event in Sydney and MAB16 is the premier media architecture event internationally aiming to strengthen the connections between people and the places they share.

The event is for urban professional, civic leaders, digital scholars and citizens interested in how smart technologies can transform today’s cities.
It will showcase:

  • new projects and collaborations
  • new products, projects and ideas
  • connect local and international smart city audiences and speakers
  • explore futures for Sydney’s “Silicon Harbour” and visions for the Bay’s Precinct.

The Smart Cities Research Cluster UNSW would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support and contributions.

 

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“UrbanGrowth NSW is proud to support the UNSW Smart Cities and Urban Innovation  Symposium. Our projects are unique, challenging, and provide once in a lifetime opportunities to deliver world class urban transformation outcomes for Sydney and New South Wales. We  champion innovation, creativity, clever thinking, technology and design excellence. We work collaboratively with a range of leading universities to harness the best minds and research to help shape Sydney’s future as a globally competitive city.”

For more information on UrbanGrowth NSW visit urbangrowth.nsw.gov.au

Program

The Smart Cities and Urban Innovation Program goes over two days
(1-2 June 2016)

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Day 1, Smart Cities Workshop @ Michael Crouch Innovation Centre UNSW
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 – 9.00am – 9.30pm

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9:00 – 10:00am
Coffee and Registration
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10:00 – 10:30am
Welcome by Workshop Chair and Sponsor Address
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10:30 – 1:00pm
Industry Workshop
Digital Disruption: Futures for Sydney’s Silicon Harbour and Tech Precincts

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1:00 – 2:00pm
Lunch
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2:00 – 5:00pm
Academic Workshop
Smart Cities and Urban Innovation

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5:30 – 6:30pm
Keynote Speaker

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Day 2, Urban Innovation Symposium – @The Concourse, Chatswood
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 – 8.00am – 5.30pm
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8:00 – 9:00am
Coffee and Registrations
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9:00 – 9:30am
Welcome by Symposium Chair and Sponsor Address
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9:30 – 10:30am
Sydney’s “Silicon Harbour” & the Design of Tech Districts
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10:30 – 11:00am
Morning break
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11:00 – 12:30pm
The Digital Agenda and Urban Innovation in Asia-Pacific
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12:30 – 1:30pm
Lunch
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1:30 – 3:00pm
Asian Smart Cities: Ubiquitous Technology
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3:00 – 4:30pm
Proptech Startups and Sydney’s Innovation Ecosystem
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4:30 – 5:00pm 
Closing Address and Thankyous

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The Smart Cities Symposium is a great place to learn how leading smart cities around the world are making their cities more competitive, more liveable and more inclusive through technology. It provides opportunities to meet new partners and collaborators – including industry partners, urban thought leaders, startups and technologists. Sydney is at a critical moment in its development and engagement with digital innovation – this event is the perfect opportunity to join a future-shaping conversation.

Dr Scott Hawken and Dr Hoon Han, co-convenors of the International Symposium on Smart Cities and Urban Innovation