Speeches

SPEECH: Excellence with equity and empathy

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, delivered a speech titled ‘Excellence with equity and empathy: progress the Australian way’ at the Frank and Bobbie Fenner Genome Editing for Cancer Treatment conference in Canberra on Monday 20 November.…

21 November 2017

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SPEECH: Innovation Week 2017 launch

“Innovation needs intention. Whatever you’re doing, look for impact. Opportunity will come from unexpected places: but you have to be ready to reach for it and welcome it in.”…

15 November 2017

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SPEECH: Human Intelligence 2.0: How will we get there?

Dr Alan Finkel delivered a speech titled “Human Intelligence 2.0: How will we get there?” to the Creative Innovation 2017 conference in Melbourne on Tuesday 14 November. …

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SPEECH: Merson Lecture – Getting Ahead

Dr Finkel delivered the annual Merson Neuroscience Lecture, titled ‘Getting Ahead’, at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland on Tuesday 24 October.…

25 October 2017

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SPEECH: Equity – a business imperative

Dr Finkel delivered the final remarks at a Male Champions of Change STEM business breakfast in Canberra, marking the one  year anniversary of the organisation. …

11 October 2017

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PRESENTATION: AFR Energy Summit

Dr Finkel presented to the Australian Financial Review Energy Summit in Sydney on Monday 9 October, where he gave an overview of the recommendations of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (also known as …

10 October 2017

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SPEECH: If you don’t look, you don’t see

Dr Finkel presented to the AFR Innovation Summit in Sydney on Tuesday 19 September, with a speech titled “If you don’t look, you don’t see.”…

19 September 2017

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SPEECH: Science fiction for leaders

Dr Finkel delivered a speech on ‘Science Fiction for Leaders’ to The Cranlana Programme in Melbourne on Wednesday 6 September.…

7 September 2017

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SPEECH: Power and progress

Dr Finkel gave the annual John Monash Oration, titled Power and Progress, for the General Sir John Monash Foundation in Sydney on Monday 28 August 2017. …

29 August 2017

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SPEECH: Visions of Victoria

On 29 July 2017, Dr Finkel gave the annual La Trobe Lecture in Melbourne as the 2016 Victorian of the Year, with a speech titled ‘Visions of Victoria’.…

28 August 2017

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