ALGA sets sights on the future at 2019 NGA

ALGA is keeping its sights set firmly on the future as it reveals the theme for the 2019 National General Assembly of Local Government: Future Focused.

Australian Futurist, author, technologist and speaker Steve Sammartino has already been confirmed as a keynote speaker.

Steve wrote his first lines of computer code at age 10 and is one of Australia’s most respected futurists.

A media commentator, Steve is the technology reporter for ABC Radio National and the in house futurist for 3AW providing expert assessment on the rapidly evolving technology sector. His breadth of experience gives him an uncanny ability to make sense of how technology is shaping society and the economy. Steve is currently working with the Australian Government on designing future proof transport and education infrastructure. Steve has delivered to audiences in stadiums in excess of 10,000, as well as intimate board room settings for the Fortune 500.

Steve will deliver an energising keynote which explores a future where the way forward is about handing over the technology tools of design and production to those who populate our communities. A future where we work together as an eco-system. This technology revolution has taught us that co-creation, crowd design and crowd funding aren't just ways to expedite innovation, but a wonderful way to do more with less. An engaged community is one that participates in building a world they want to live in.

Registrations are already open for the 2019 NGA, which will be held from 16 – 19 June at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

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