Saturday 11am, Discovery Lounge
A champion of stories for the development of young people, the 2018 Australian Children’s Laureate explores the importance of reading to and with young people and how this timeless and simple human gift might just might save our species.
Saturday 4pm, Discovery Lounge
Best known for her 18 years in Silicon Valley, Professor Genevieve Bell has now returned to Australia to head the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute at the Australian National University (ANU). Following her delivery of the 2017 Boyer Lectures, Genevieve will explore how we, as humans, can survive and thrive in this high-tech world with ethics intact.
Sunday 12.30pm, Discovery Lounge
Scientists and technologists routinely achieve amazing things that improve the quality and length of life for people all over the world with the presence of bionic limbs, touch screens and mental health apps.
Join a panel who understand the significant impact this kind of technology can have on those in need.
Sunday 2pm, Discovery Lounge
Stories remain fundamental to how we develop as a society. Stories shape how we learn, how we educate and connect with others. This panel considers how storytelling has evolved over the centuries, along with new ways to connect with people.
Ease yourself into Sunday with the Disrupted Markets, which take over the State Library of WA foyer, and spill out to the Perth Cultural Centre.
Sunday 3.30pm, Discovery Lounge
Leading orthopaedic surgeon Dr Munjed al Muderis has led ground-breaking advances in robotic and prosthetic limbs. He joins Disrupted to share his work and to discuss how this pioneering technology has given wounded Australian, British and Iraqui soldiers the ability to walk again.
Sunday from 10.30am
Learn how a robot thinks and interacts with its surroundings with designer and animatronic wiz, Steve Berrick. Flex your engineering skills by building a Lego battle suit for a sumo wrestling robot. Following the workshops, the sumo warriors compete for the Ultimate Disrupted Warrior title!
Following the youth battle, everyone is invited to build and battle their own Sumo Robot Champion.