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19-21 February 2018, Sydney

Understand, adapt, and thrive in an exponentially changing world

About the Summit

The SingularityU Australia Summit brings the world’s leading speakers and experts on exponentially accelerating technologies together with Australia's and New Zealand's leaders of today and tomorrow, giving us the knowledge and insight we need to compete — and win — in an exponentially changing world.

We’re encountering some of the greatest transitions that any generation has ever had to face. Technological disruption is already affecting every part of our lives; every business, every industry, every society — even what it means to be “human.” These changes show no signs of slowing down; in fact, they’re accelerating rapidly.
But the ever-increasing pace of change doesn’t just hold challenges - it holds opportunity. We are shifting from an economic model based on scarcity to one of abundance. What are the strategic implications? What kinds of policies to we need? What is the impact on our economy? What are the ethical considerations? None of the old rules apply.

Join us in February 2018 at the SingularityU Australia Summit — and be prepared for what lies ahead.

Please note the first day begins Monday, 1pm and finishes at 8pm. Tuesday and Wednesday run from 9am – 8pm.

What you'll learn

The SingularityU Australia Summit is a conference like no other.

You’ll learn about artificial intelligence – but it’s not a computing conference. You’ll learn about self-driving cars and networks – but it’s not a tech conference. You’ll learn about medicine and biotechnology – but it’s not a health conference. You’ll learn about the future of crime and the future of work – but it’s not a public policy conference. We expect you to come away from the Summit with nothing less than a total paradigm shift about where we’ve come, where we’re going, and what’s possible. 

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If I were a student, this is where I would want to be" — Larry Page, Co-founder, Google

What you get

Your ticket to three extraordinary days

The SingularityU Australia Summit will be like no conference you’ve ever attended.

Over the course of three days in February, you’ll hear from world experts in exponential technologies, from Silicon Valley and beyond, and learn what the implications are for you. You’ll also discover the cutting edge of technological progress taking place right here in Australia.

Your Summit experience includes expert speakers and...

Every ticket to Summit includes:

  • Delicious catering (seriously, this is a big deal for us)
  • All evening receptions
  • Tech demos
  • The soon-to-be-world-famous SingularityU Australia Summit goody bag
  • Opportunities to meet the speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exclusive access to the Summit app
  • And more!

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Please note the first day begins Monday, 1pm and finishes at 8pm. Tuesday and Wednesday run from 9am – 8pm.

Who should attend

You. Specifically, you should attend if:

  • You are in a position of responsibility in a company or government, needing to understand disruptive innovations
  • You are an innovator or entrepreneur, aiming to take a moonshot to solve a huge challenge
  • You are in the non-profit sector, and want to positively impact the lives of as many people as possible
  • You are a teacher or a principal in a primary or secondary school, shaping children for a future that looks nothing like the past
  • You are a young person, eager to know more about what your future holds

What to Expect

The SingularityU Australia Summit is brought to you by the team that developed the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand Summit in November 2016.

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

Co-founder & Executive Chairman

Peter Diamandis is an entrepreneur, business executive and the founder and Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.  He is the co-author of BOLD, How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World, and Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. As a futurist, visionary, author and distinguished speaker, he counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.

Ray Kurzweil

Co-Founder & Chancellor

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a 30-year track record of accurate predictions. Called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.” PBS selected him as one of the “sixteen revolutionaries who made America.” Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Among Kurzweil’s many honors, he is the recipient of the National Medal of Technology, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, holds twenty honorary Doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents. Ray has written five national best-selling books, including The Age of Spiritual Machines, The Singularity is Near, and How to Create a Mind.  He is currently a director of engineering at Google.



Featuring a striking contemporary design, leading technology and multipurpose spaces, ICC Sydney is a beacon of innovation, learning and entertainment, connecting and celebrating leaders of invention, business, governance and the arts.

In the heart of Sydney, ICC Sydney is located in the active precinct of Darling Harbour on Cockle Bay.

Getting to, from and around Darling Harbour is easy. You can travel by train, bus or light rail, or walk from Sydney's CBD; and there’s no better excuse for enjoying the harbour—arrive in Darling Harbour’s Cockle Bay by water taxi, ferry or harbour cruise. There are also several secure car parks in and around Darling Harbour.

For big events: allow extra time, plan your journey and take public transport. http://www.darlingharbour.com/getting-here/


With Darling Harbour as its backdrop, Hyatt Regency Sydney is Sydney's largest upscale hotel.

Stay in one of our 892 well-appointed guestrooms nestled in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District near Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoying a great meal onsite is a given, with dining experiences including the rooftop bar, Zephyr and Sailmaker restaurant. Hyatt Regency Sydney offers 3,700 sq m of meeting and event space, with two ballrooms and 21 meeting rooms. 

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Press & Media

For media enquiries, please contact Louise Di Francesco louise@mezzanine.co +61 418 617 869

Kathryn Myronuk - Radio NZ

Kathryn Myronuk is a specialist on the technological advances shaping our future and our jobs. She is a founding member of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all.

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Michael Gillam - Radio NZ

What will medicine and healthcare be like in the future? What role will technology play? How much say will patients have in their care? Michael Gillam talks to Kathryn Ryan from Radio NZ about the future of medicine.

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Food's new horizon

Kiwis, along with everyone else on the planet, have to make big decisions about which technologies to embrace, and which to reject. The choices are only getting harder, and more frequent as science accelerates at an exponential rate.

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Paul Henry

The organiser of the SingularityU New Zealand Summit Kaila Colbin joined Paul Henry to talk about exponential technology and this November's Summit.


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Find Your Billion

A school holiday workshop is drawing together fresh young minds to consider ways to solve some of the world's problems. 

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The show and awe of the new - Philip Matthews

The future is touching down for three days in November. Philip Matthews talks to representatives of the Singularity University ahead of its Christchurch summit.

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A singular vision. It’s time to talk about technology’s effects

Kaila Colbin is director of the Singularity University summit, to be held in Sydney next February. American-born, she has lived in New Zealand for 13 years and says she has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of seven, when she sold books from a New York sidewalk to raise money to buy a radio.


Kaila Colbin - Driverless cars are only months away

Kaila Colbin is interviewed by John Stanley and Garry Linnell on Sydney radio station "Talking Lifestyle" about our future with autonomous vehicles in Australia.

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