IMPACT7 returns to Melbourne in 2018, at the Carson Conference Centre (ANMF), for an exciting second year.

This event will once again feature brain-stretching, research led solutions to the globe’s biggest challenges.

Australian research leaders will inspire by sharing how they are helping to protect our environment and food supply, power our future, beat disease, and more.

You'll meet incredible innovators and the people who support them to succeed, enjoying a leading networking experience in Melbourne.

Additionally, this is your chance to play a significant role in amplifying the impact of ambitious research. You could be the missing piece an initiative needs to get off the ground!

IMPACT7 2018 brings together Australia’s leading researchers with those who are able to amplify the impact of their work - whether through partnerships, mentoring, investment, or runway.

Attendees and presenters at IMPACT7 2018 will have the opportunity to make meaningful connections with:

  • Leading scientists of today and tomorrow from across Australia
  • Impact leaders
  • Forward-thinking corporations and enterprises
  • Media
  • Venture capital, corporate, and angel investors
  • Government and public policy influencers
  • Students
  • Non-profit organisations who are inspiring the next generation of science superstars
  • Research & Development Leaders

Check out the IMPACT made at the inaugural event with ON Award winner, Lee Reid .

The hunt is on!

Researchers, are you working on a solution that will have a huge impact in one of these areas? Applications to present are now open.

Choose the theme that your research best fits from the big 7 below:

1. THE FUTURE OF WORK

Australia will be the home of the best industries in the world. Consistently improving productivity, sustainability, and reshaping the experience of work will bring us closer to the industries of the future.

2. SECURITY IN OUR WORLD

Australia and our neighbours could be a safe haven from threats such as pandemics, cultural erosion, or terrorism.

3. PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

In an increasingly volatile climate, what can we do to preserve habitats, mitigate natural disasters, or cool the planet?

4. POWERING OUR FUTURE

We don’t need to beggar our planet to power our lives. What are the amazing sustainable energy alternatives?

5. FOOD SECURITY AND QUALITY

Will our grandchildren's kids still have bananas to eat for breakfast? Imagine if pests were a thing of the past, crops could flourish in the Nullarbor, or produce never went bad.

6. HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Whether through new potions, ways to play, or prevention; how can we beat the thieves that rob us of full lives?

7. WILDCARD!

Does outer space, or Indigenous culture, or exploring microscopic organisms hold the answers to our wicked problems?

Apply now !  Hurry, applications close 1 June 2018.

Buy tickets

Buy your tickets on the official event page.

Where: The Carson Conference Centre (ANMF), 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

When: Thursday 9 August 2018, 830am – 530pm

Cost: Earlybird Rate: $199 (until Monday 11 June 2018) 
          Standard Rate: $249 

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