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477 Pitt St
Haymarket NSW 2000
Collider Space, Ground Floor

Wednesday 21 June 2023 from 12pm to 2pm

How do we balance the role of tech in our lives, and fix our tech futures?

We are living in what has been pronounced as a pivotal time in technological change. The rapid diffusion of technology like artificial intelligence is revolutionising our lives and disrupting entire industries.

Join us to hear a keynote from Galit Ariel, Technofuturist and named one of 40 influential futurists by Forbes in 2022. Galit will dive into the impact of technology on our everyday lives and futures. Galit will unveil the good, the bad and the weird of emerging trends and behaviours; and propose alternative modes of technology creation and usage.

Then, in a moderated conversation with Holly Ransom, Galit will explore counter-hype along with sustainable growth models to help us understand unique opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities of the current wave of revolutionary technologies. Questions will be welcomed from the audience.

Technologies covered will include artificial intelligence, extended reality, avatars, biotech, green tech, cryptocurrency, non-fungible token and the metaverse.


  • 12.00pm – 12.30pm: Doors open with light lunch provided

  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Keynote from Galit Ariel and Q&A

  • 1.30pm – 2.00pm: Networking

About Galit Ariel - City of Sydney Visiting Entrepreneur (Canada)

Galit Ariel is a TechnoFuturist, author and an award-winning creative, exploring the wild and imaginative side of bleeding-edge technologies through her practice. She is a sought-after speaker, curator and innovation facilitator for global conferences, organizations and think tanks (such as TED, SXSW, Slush, The European Union, Bell Labs, Microsoft and many more). Galit had been featured as one of ‘Nine Women that are building the Metaverse’ by Unity (2022), and as one of 40 influential futurists by Forbes (2022). Galit authored numerous articles and white papers, as well as the book Augmenting Alice - The Future of Identity, Experience and Reality, which depicts the way Augmented Reality will shift core paradigms and interactions related to culture, body, space and agency. She is currently conducting her research-creation PhD at York University, exploring emerging paradigms of presence and embodiment within immersive spaces.

About this event

The launch event of the 2023 Visiting Entrepreneur Program is delivered in partnership with Stone & Chalk and Flex by ISPT. It will be hosted at 477 on Pitt at the modern event space, Collider, in the heritage-listed Australian Gaslight Co (AGL) showroom in Tech Central.

The Visiting Entrepreneur Program is produced by the City of Sydney with partner organisations from the local startup ecosystem. The 2023 edition is kindly supported by Tech Central and the Greater Cities Commission.


This event will be accessible and AUSLAN interpreting services will be provided. If you would like to discuss specific needs, please contact Julie Macey at Please note that the event will be recorded.

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