What we're about

The future of work is a hot topic right now and set to stay that way for a long time to come. ​This group is for ​those who want to ​explore how technologies like automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are shaping how we work, where we work and the skills we need to work.​ ​

With conflicting information from the experts leaving plenty of room for debate around what impact​ technologies will have, ​​now’s the time to start the conversation about how we are going to adjust our social and economic structures in light of this new reality.

This group is for those who share an optimism for the opportunities technology presents while appreciating the need for debate, discussion and boldness as we approach huge societal change. Never before has there been such an opportunity to recast the social contract, to eliminate poverty, cure diseases and have fulfilling lives spent doing what we want to be doing. It’s in our hands whether we make this the greatest thing that humans have ever done or history’s biggest missed opportunity.

How do we want to live our lives in this new world? A world where we don’t all have to work 40 hours a week to survive as dignified human beings. How might we survive without getting an income five days a week? What does it mean to be a valuable member of society and to be human​, working with digital colleagues​? What other options does this open up for us as a civilisation?

The group meets every 6 weeks to swap ideas on a theme or topic central to the future of work and to contribute to the broader conversation in this space. ​ Inspiring guest speaker​s ​kick the meet-ups off.

Sponsored and hosted by Tech Futures Lab.

Upcoming events (2)

Web3 for a better future

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An evening to get curious about Web3’s potential.

Jade Tang-Taylor, Creative Social Entrepreneur in her own right and Innovation Director at Tech Futures Lab will facilitate an insightful discussion with three panellists who are exploring the potential for Web3 to foster a more collaborative, decentralised, even more equitable internet.

Join us to discuss if it’s really possible.

Learn more, and register for the zoom link: https://techfutureslab.com/web3-for-a-better-future/

The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab Open Evening

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## Event overview

Open evening is a chance for you to hear about what we do, why we do it and explore how learning can help you meet your aspirations.

  • Meet and talk with the people who deliver our range of innovation focused, change-making programmes.
  • Experience what it’s like to learn with us in a compact hands-on workshop
  • Hear from current learners and alumni about their journeys to ‘re-learn’ as working professionals
  • Get your questions answered.

## Join us at the Lab or online

If you’re Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland-based, we’d love to meet you in person. It’s a chance to see and feel the creativity of the learning space – it’s quite different to what you might expect.

But if you can’t join us in person, we’re running a hybrid format of the open evening online. You’ll get to participate real-time in the live events, listen and ask questions of alumni and learners and watch one to one interviews with the programme teams.

## How the evening will run

After a day’s work, this will be a great way to spend your evening. Friendly, relaxed kōrero and interactive sessions, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired for your next career step.
Schedule at the Lab

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm: Arrival & registration, explore the space, enjoy a drink & nibbles.
  • 5:30pm – 5:40pm: Welcome from Fee Webby, our general manager
  • 5:40pm – 6:10pm: Hear from our experts on the need for bright ideas
  • 6:10pm – 6:15pm: Short break, grab a drink, chat with our friendly programme teams
  • 6:15pm – 6.30pm: Quick fire, interactive tech and innovation workshop
  • 6:35pm – 6:50pm: Quick fire, interactive leadership and sustainability workshop
  • 6:55pm – 7:10pm: What it’s like to learn here. A panel chat with current students and recent graduates
  • 7:10pm – 7:15pm: Final words from Fee. Formal part of event ends
  • 7:15pm – 8:00pm: Opportunity to network, ask questions, and chat with our programme teams

Schedule online

  • 5:15pm – 5:30pm: Virtual tour of our campus, student areas and classrooms.
  • 5:30pm – 5:40pm: Welcome from Fee Webby, our general manager
  • 5:40pm – 6:10pm: Hear from our experts on the need for bright ideas.
  • 6:10pm – 6:15pm: Learn more about Te Ara Kōtihi, our teaching and learning strategy
  • 6:15pm – 6.30pm: Quick fire, interactive tech and innovation workshop
  • 6:35pm – 6:50pm: Quick fire, interactive leadership and sustainability workshop
  • 6:55pm – 7:10pm: What it’s like to learn here. A panel chat with current students and recent graduates
  • 7:10pm – 7:15pm: Final words from Fee, online event ends

Register to join us: https://themindlab.com/events/the-mind-lab-open-evening/

Past events (45)

Master of Technological Futures - Information Session Evening

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