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"You can't just stop technological progress. Even if one country stops researching artificial intelligence, some other countries will continue to do it. The real question is what you do with the technology" (Yuval Noah Harari, author Sapiens)

The working world continues to change.  Many jobs of today didn't exist ten years ago, and may not exist in ten years. New technologies keep emerging - some will disrupt, others will disappear. The future of work is exciting and terrifying.

How does the Christian faith help us respond to these changes? How does it help us avoid the pitfalls of technological progress, and embrace the possibilities for good? 

Join us as we explore The Future of Work, and discover how Christians can model what it means to be fully human in a technological world - for the good of their colleagues and the glory of God.

Going back to the future (Wed 23rd OR Thurs 24th October)

Science-fiction gives us a vision of a future filled with cyborgs and AI. But how much of the future is already here? And should that fill us with wonder or fear? How can Christians be at the forefront of navigating a technological future for the good of our world and the glory of God? This is the final talk in our The Future of Work series.

FEATURING
David Chan (Data Specialist, ANZ)
James Truong (Senior Consultant, Change, NAB)

7:15-8:30am
$25 (includes breakfast & coffee)
Slate Restaurant and Bar


PREVIOUS EVENTS

2019 - THE FUTURE OF WORK

The wonder of technology 
David Chan (Data specialist, ANZ) & Dr Carol Johnson (Senior music lecturer, Melbourne Conservatorium)

Twisted Technology
Andrew Laird (Life @ Work director) & Allison Hellier (Facilitator, The Third Space)

Humanising Work
Andrew Laird (Life @ Work director) & Dr Lindsay McMillan (Reventure, Executive director)


2018 - YOUR WORK IN GOD'S STORY

The VALUE of our work (New Creation)
Andrew Laird (Life @ Work director) & Dr. Rosemary Wong (Senior endocrinologist) 

The BEAUTY in our work (Redemption)
Andrew Laird (Life @ Work director) & Dr. Sandy Clarke (Statistician and lecturer)

The PROBLEM with our work (The Fall)
Andrew Laird (Life @ Work director) & Ray Ternes (Barrister)

The PURPOSE of our work (Creation)
Robert Martin (Bigger Questions host) & David Knox (Partner, Mercer Superannuation)


2017 - LEADERSHIP

Leadership: In the way of harm
Andrew Laird (Director Life @ Work) & Allan Bulman (Takeovers Panel director)

Leadership: One worth following
Andrew Laird (Director Life @ Work) & Graham Hooper (Author, former senior executive)

Leadership: Mean what you say
Andrew Laird (Director Life @ Work) & Jenny George (CEO, Converge International)

Leadership: Service or Self-Interest
Andrew Laird (Director Life @ Work) & Jennie Pakula (Manager, Assessment & Resolutions at VLSBC)


2016 - PRESSURE

How to handle the pressure to have it all
Andrew Laird, Director, Life @ Work

How to handle pressure and get a better night's sleep
Andrew Laird, Director, Life @ Work

How to handle the pressure of toxic office relationships
Andrew Laird, Director, Life @ Work

How to handle the pressure to conform
Andrew Laird, Director, Life @ Work


2015 - THE BIG JUGGLE

Balancing work and...rest
Andrew Laird, Life @ Work director

Balancing work and...hobbies, exercise & study
Andrew Laird, Life @ Work director

Balancing work and...church
Kara Martin, Associate Dean, Ridley Marketplace Institute

Balancing work and...family
Graham Hooper, senior executive.


2014

Frustration @ Work
Andrew Laird, Director, Life @ Work

Mission @ Work
Wei-Han Kuan, CMS State Director, Victoria

Temptation @ Work
Peter Hastie, Principal, Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne

Prayer @ Work
Robert Martin, Director, City Bible Forum, Melbourne


2013

Western Materialism - Why are we so greedy and what can we do about it
Brian Rosner, Principal, Ridley Melbourne

Be Courageous, Be Strong - Can this really me me in my workplace?
Tim Meyers, Principal, Melbourne School of Theology

Sanctified but not sanctimonious
Matthew Williams, Vicar, St James Old Cathedral

Seize the day
Helen Bell, AFES Staff worker, La Trobe University