Design, technology and social change

| February 4, 2016
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The Link Festival invites engineers, architects and designers to drive social change and impact through innovation. It happens on 7 and 8 March in Melbourne and for the first time as a one-day event on 11 March in Sydney.

Presented by humanitarian group Engineers Without Borders and experience design and event production company Wildwon, the festival calls on designers, makers, inventors, advocates, educators and artists to start a conversation and catalyse impact about design for social change.

Speakers include geneticist Sophia Frentz, biomedical engineer and futurist Dr Jordan Nguyen, Google’s Sally-Ann Williams, Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter from Future Crunch and others. There’ll be workshops and panel discussions, including one about the future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), and a keynote from Pamela Hartigan​ and Kyra Maya Phillips from the fringes of disruptive innovation.

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