Step into the future at the sixth annual Melbourne Knowledge Week, with a lineup of talks and workshops built around the very latest in social and technological innovation. An initiative of the City of Melbourne, this year's program features more than 50 events across 35 different venues, ranging from forums with leading scientists, thinkers and entrepreneurs, to brainstorming sessions with time-travellers Doc Brown and Marty McFly.
That last event, hosted by The Carlton Connect Initiative, lets participants pitch their ideas for a Back to the Future movie set in the year 2041. Other highlights of the seven-day ideas festival include talks on wearable tech, virtual reality and gamification, The RMIT Global Futures Forum on the challenges and opportunities facing international business, and Speed Date a Leader, wherein you get to network with some of Melbourne's most successful industry leaders. Who knows — you may even get lucky.
For the full Melbourne Knowledge Week program, go here.