This event is part of the program of the Engineering Heritage Australia Conference. You can attend the dinner without being registered for the conference - a great opportunity to hear an intriguing and thought provoking speaker!
Dinner Presentation - "From the past to the future”
While Newcastle and the Region can be proud of its historical achievements in the making of the Australian nation. We are currently in the midst of the largest mass extinctions on planet Earth, and therefore cannot rest on our laurels. How are we going to ‘engineer' ourselves out of this peril? The virtues of one age become the vices of the next, and Newcastle has historically stood on the precipice of great national change. We are one of the “hinges” upon which the Australian revolution and evolution in thinking turns. Does our Region’s 7000 to 50,000 years of recorded human endeavour have anything to teach us about where we should be headed? Let’s find out.
Guest Speaker: Gionni Di Gravio - University Archivist, Chair of the Coal River Working Party, Cultural Collections, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Australia, and Councillor, on the Board of The Australian Society of Archivists. Gionni believes that free access to archives and human expression across thousands of years can transform human lives, aspirations and communities, and has a great love for Australian Aboriginal culture, the oldest continue surviving culture on the Planet, and its Italian and wider global counterparts. He sees the free and easy access to history and archives, along with academic rigour and heart as the keys to establishing coherent, sane and healthy communities that can ultimately change the world for a better future.
As the University and Teachers’ College mottos side by side state: I Look Ahead – Towards a Better World.
To purchase tickets for the Conference dinner only please email your details to the conference secretariat: [email protected] who will contact you to confirm your registration.
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