How will our town shape us – and how will we shape our town? Is it a question of reinvent or die? inSight 2017 answers the question: How will we live in the future?Catalyst Trust presents experts looking at the big issues – like technology, health, education, the resort lifecycle and how we can design […]
How will we learn in the future? Alexa Forbes’ research has focused on NZ’s organisational response to technological and environmental disruption and the relevance of this to higher education. She says ‘unbundled learning’ will dramatically affect our learning pathways and educational institutions – bringing opportunities for Queenstown. An early adopter fascinated by technology […]
Can we get ahead of getting sick? Gene therapy and editing are the future of medicine. Chronic conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease may one day be cured by a single injection. Dr Stephanie Hughes from the University of Otago’s Department of Biochemistry explains the science behind the hype and describe how […]
Antibiotics have had the winning hand over bacteria since the 1920s discovery of penicillin. But experts warn the end of drug primacy might be just a decade away. Award-winning scientist and science communicator Dr Siouxsie Wiles has made a career of manipulating microbes and will answer the questions of what might this look like […]
Come along and help us celebrate and reward the best science produced by local school students as part of inSight’s Fast Forward Science Fair, the culmination of months of study imagining and researching the future they see for themselves and our towns.