26 to 27 August 2015 – Sydney

28 August 2015 – Melbourne

THE WAIT IS OVER – WIRED FOR WONDER RETURNS IN 2015 WITH AN AWE-INSPIRING SPEAKER LINE-UP

Australia’s most innovative event series, Wired for Wonder, will continue to inspire attendees and nurture thought leadership with an impressive cast of world-renowned speakers confirmed to lead the conversation in 2015. The two-day annual event will be held in Sydney at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) on 26-27 August.

Wired for Wonder, the open architecture for thought leadership, moves beyond the boundaries of traditional business events and brings together storytellers, inventors, dreamers, artists, musicians, technologists, writers and scientists – to learn, connect and explore the concept of wonder.

The confirmed Wired For Wonder speaker line-up for 2015 includes: ingenious academic and behavioural scientist, Sam Gosling; technology pioneer, entrepreneur and founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell; and returning this year, by extremely popular demand is Guy Kawasaki, best known for being ‘chief evangelist’ at Apple, now working with Australian company Canva to ‘democratise design’.

Hear from powerful, inspirational women making headlines globally: advertising guru and founder of Make Love Not Porn, Cindy Gallop; global thought leader on the power of collaborative economy, Rachel Botsman; mathematician at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Dr Hannah Fry; Organisation and Neural Complexity Specialist Dr Fiona Kerr; Chair of Headspace and Circus Oz, Wendy McCarthy; and Aleks Krotoski, an academic who specialises in technology and social networks.

Meet incredible inventors: Jack Andraka, who at the young age of 15 invented an early detection test for pancreatic ovarian and lung cancer; as well as author, futurist and visionary technologist Ben Hammersley, most widely known as the inventor of the word ‘Podcast’.

Wired for Wonder will also present a series of interactive, themed workshops and engaging masterclass sessions including ‘no dancefloor’ dance classes, “how to” creative learning in collaboration with The School of Life and Speaker Close-Up’s, which will provide attendees with opportunities to interact with the keynote speakers on a more personal level.

This year will also see the introduction of a much-anticipated Controversy Hour – where no topic will be off limits and speakers will lead a thought-provoking debate covering politics, technology, parenting and equality that will keep attendees ‘Wired’ and full of ‘Wonder’.

A proud innovation of CommBank, Wired for Wonder features an impressive line-up of world-renowned speakers and sessions to inspire businesses and individuals to embark on a journey of discovery and innovation. The annual event will be held in Sydney on 26-27 August and for the first time in the event’s history, Wired For Wonder will also be brought to Melbourne on 28 August.

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~ SPEAKERS ~

~ WHY ATTEND WIRED FOR WONDER? ~

BE INSPIRED

experience an eclectic program of fine speakers, workshops and themed breakouts.

LEARN MORE

hear from world leaders in innovation, technology, happiness and life.

GET CREATIVE

expand your mind, your business and your horizons through exposure to other perspectives.

MAKE FRIENDS

connect with innovators and entrepreneurs.

KEEP GROWING

gain practical tools that will improve your business and your life.

HAVE FUN

enjoy music, food, film, wine, art and interaction.