Past Meetup

Future Day 2018

This Meetup is past

25 people went


368 Victoria Street North Melbourne · Melbourne

How to find us

A walk away from Victoria Market - you can get a tram that goes up victoria st, though it's not far to walk from Melbourne Central

Location image of event venue


Future Day at Prudence Bar Nth Melbourne - There will be a couple of lightning talks, with plenty of time to socialise and exchange ideas. Talks:
- 'The trap of futures passed' - Tony Smith
- 'The Future & You' - Chris Watkins
-'Super Well-being: past, present and future' - a discussion on biohacking for mood enhancement & longevity' - Adam Karlovsky
- more to come :D

Food and drink can be ordered on an individual basis from the bar.


We all have aspirations, yet we are all too often sidetracked in this age of distraction – however, to firmly ritualize our commitment to the future, each year we celebrate the future seeking to address the glorious problems involved in arriving at a future that we want. Lurking behind every unfolding minute is the potential for a random tangent with no real benefit for our future selves – so it is Future Day to the rescue! A day to remind us to include more of the future in our attention economies, and help us to procrastinate being distracted by the usual gauntlet of noise we run every other day. We take seriously the premise that our future is very important – the notion that *accelerating technological progress will change the world* deserves a lot more attention than that which can be gleaned from most other days of celebration. So, let us remind ourselves to remember the future – an editable history of a time to come – a future, that without our conscious deliberation and positive action, may not be the future that we intended.

### Activities: General discussion on all things future…
A presentations may be given – if so they may be videoed.
What is it? Local Future Day events are an opportunity for people get together for educational, fun, and challenging presentations, discussions, and dialogue on important trends and innovations in science, technology, business, and social change. The meta-theme for Future Day is a multidisciplinary inquiry into accelerating change, and the implications, issues, and challenges that rapid ongoing change creates.
The importance of being an open-minded, broadly-interested and informed lifelong learner is one of the personal implications of accelerating change that we seek to internalize and model.
From our perspective, the event serves three main purposes:
- A. Education about interesting, practical, and useful trends and tools in our rapidly changing world
- B. Networking among a multidisciplinary community of positive, practical and passionate change leaders
- C. Socialising among future oriented people, forming a regular, supportive, and fun community.