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Spark: adaptation

16 March 2022, 7:00pm9:30pm
BookingsBookings required
Location The Ian Potter Queen's Hall
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

What’s the key to thriving in this constantly changing world?

We’ve partnered with science and technology storytellers Future Crunch on our new interactive lecture series designed to spark conversation. The first in our series – adaptation – looks beyond IQ and EQ.

This century belongs to those who are quick to read and act on signals of change. People with a high Adaptability Quotient (AQ) have the innate or learned ability to thrive in unpredictable environments. The latest insights from the worlds of technology, neuroscience and management suggest that the best predictor of success is how we embrace rapid experimentation and adaptable thinking. And understanding what it takes to foster AQ can be a superpower for anyone looking to maintain an advantage in the future economy.

Hosted by Rwandan-British composer and research-based storyteller Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe, Future Crunch will begin the night with a provocative lecture on how our ability to adapt is linked to our success. They will then be joined on stage by a panel of experts to break down the topics raised:

  • Artist, researcher and Director of Fair Share Fare Dr Jen Rae, who works with communities to develop cultural responses to climate change and improve food access.
  • Musician and Artistic Director Ben Opie who works to democratise live music performance and champion the inclusion of new, diverse voices and audiences in classical music.

Then it’s over to you to continue the conversation at your table as you digest the discussion and examine the impact adaptation ability will have on our future.

Drinks and canapes will be available to purchase on the night.  

Please note: State Library Victoria members will receive a 48-hour early release of tickets. Become a member today. 

Expand your knowledge on the topic of adaptation with this reading list.

About Future Crunch

This event is presented in partnership with Future Crunch, who specialise in the creation and delivery of mind-blowing, visually spectacular learning experiences.

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