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Australian of the Year Luncheon

Australian of the Year Luncheon

“Seeing women in leadership roles and competing internationally is important [for girls to see],” she said. “It gives them the sense that anything is possible.” - Professor Michelle Simmons

The Australian of the Year  Luncheon showcases a sensational line up of speakers and performers which gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy lunch and make meaningful connections with a variety of business and community leaders whilst showing your support of the importance of Australia Day in our community.

2018 SPEAKER: PROFESSOR MICHELLE, AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2018

Michelle Simmons

One of the world’s top scientists, Professor Michelle Simmons has pioneered research that could lead to a quantum leap in computing. Since arriving in Australia from Britain 18 years ago, Michelle has transformed the University of NSW Quantum Physics Department into a world leader in advanced computer systems. In 2012, Michelle and her team created the world’s first transistor made from a single atom, along with the world’s thinnest wire. At the forefront of what she calls the “space race of the computing era”, Michelle aims to build a quantum computer able to solve problems in minutes that would otherwise take thousands of years. Such a discovery has the potential to revolutionise drug design, weather forecasting, self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence and more. An evangelist for Australian scientific research and a role model to young scientists everywhere, Michelle actively encourages all students – girls and boys – to dream big, challenge themselves and to achieve ambitious goals in science.

Meet the newly announced 2019 South Australians of the Year!

Event MC's

Hayley and Lauren from Adelady

Entertainment from:

  • Carl Crossin and the Elder Conservatorium Chorale
  • The Heathfield High School Drum Corps
  • Aloysius Leeson Flamenco Dancers
  • Poco Tutti

Date
26 November, 2018

Venue
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace 

Time
11:45am arrival for a 12pm start; finishing at 3pm

Keynote
Professor Michelle Simmons, Australian of the Year 2018

Tickets
$1000 for a table of 10
$110 for individual tickets

$800 for a table of 10 (schools pricing)

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For partnership opportunities please contact Pauline Coates, Business Development Manager at pauline.coates@adcsa.com.au or on (08) 8212 3999.

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