Last updated August 14, 2018 at 2:59 pm
The tech roadshow rolls back into town for its second year.
This year will see the event in its second year move into the Adelaide CBD, based at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
There are three main events that make up 2018 Hybrid World Adelaide (HWA).
If you an aspiring tech entrepreneur, it’s worth keeping tabs on HWA LAB.
This year 15 participants were selected out of numerous applicants, they’ll enter the HWA LAB program to be mentored by international and local industry leaders, including one of Finland’s leading business speakers André Noël Chaker, Hybrid World Adelaide’s Creative Director and technology futurist Robert Tercek, TechinSA’s Industry Development Director Judy Halliday, American CEO Dr. Phillip Alvelda, and many more.
They will pitch at the Tech Conference, with a chance to win a share of $85,000 of development grants.
You can see who made the list and their projects here: hybridworldadelaide.org/2018/07/10/meet-2018-hwa-lab-participants/
Want something that you can put your hands on? Then the public program is for you.
The interactive events will take place in the Adelaide Convention Centre over the weekend from 21-22 July, with an opening party on the Friday night.
There’s everything from drone racing, robot fights, virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, gaming, esport competitions, panels with Twitch streamers, coding workshops for children, to workshops on podcasting and interview with media personality Marc Fennell, robot-building classes, and gadget-making sessions!
Take your time to explore over the weekend, this family-friendly event is perfect to get interactive with STEM while having fun.
Check out the dozens of activities, many of which are free here: hybridworldadelaide.org/public-program/
If that’s not enough and you want to make some serious networking connections, head to the HWA 2018 tech conference.
The two-day event features some real international and local tech heavy-weights.
Just to name a few, there’s Prof Genevieve Bell, a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development.
There’s the 2012 Young Australian of the Year, Marita Cheng who is the founder and CEO of aubot, a company which makes a telepresence robot that allows kids in hospital with cancer to attend school, people with disabilities to attend work, and facilitates the monitoring of, and socialising with elderly people.
From the US, talking new possibilities in space is Dr Christyl Johnson, the Deputy Director for Technology & Research Investments at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, she’s worked at NASA for almost 30 years.
There is also Dr. Phillip Alvelda, the founding CEO of Cortical.ai, a U.S. based developer of anthropomorphic AI and machine learning tools, digital twins, and synthetic personalities who will talk about augmenting human capabilities.
If you wanted to know what hybrid world is, get a glimpse of the future at this conference.
Conference tickets, speakers, and schedule information can be found here: hybridworldadelaide.org/conference/
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