ACTIVATE & ATSE Awards 2022

A tech powered, human driven future

ATSE ACTIVATE 2022: A tech powered human driven future. 25-27 October 2022, SMC Conference Centre, Sydney Australia + live-streamed

A STEM symposium presented by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering

As Australia grapples with the profound economic impact of COVID-19, we have a unique opportunity to position Australia as a technological powerhouse driven by a clean and sustainable economy, skilled workforce and world-class research activity and commercialisation.

ACTIVATE 2022 will bring together 500 high-level representatives from across government, business and academia and feature keynote conversations between global and national future shapers, prominent technology entrepreneurs, industry leaders and researchers who will share their vision for a technology powered, human driven future for all Australians.

This event will:

> Unite Australia’s leading engineering and technology entrepreneurs to ensure the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering (ATSE) helps build a sustainable and prosperous Australia.
> Celebrate local and global excellence in applied science, technology and engineering and award Australia’s emerging innovators.
> Activate policymakers, CEOs and academics in charting a course for Australia’s globally focused STEM workforce and catalyse a technology-powered, human-driven future.

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ACTIVATE 2022 will feature high-profile speakers such as Chief Defence Scientist Tanya Monro AC FTSE; NSW Minister for Science, Innovation & Technology The Hon Alister Henskens SC MP; SMaRT@UNSW Centre Director Veena Sahajwalla FTSE FAA; 2018 Australian of the Year and quantum physicist Michelle Simmons AO FTSE; among others.

ATSE President’s Breakfast

Hosted by ATSE President Professor Hugh Bradlow FTSE, join us in an exclusive breakfast event with high-level representatives from government, the education and research sector and industry as ATSE launches our Our STEM Skilled future – An education roadmap report. This report will present concrete policy recommendations aimed at improving STEM education in Australia focusing on mathematics, engineering, digital skills, agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship skills to transform our future leaders.

Photo of Hugh Bradlow, ATSE President

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2022 ATSE Fellows official welcome

Our newly-elected ATSE Fellows will help the Academy in our mission to help Australians understand and use applied science, technology and engineering to solve the complex problems facing our nation in a fast-changing world. Our 2022 Fellows will be officially welcomed to the Academy on Wednesday 26 October.

ATSE Awards gala dinner 2022

The ATSE Awards celebrate the outstanding achievement of Australians across five award categories, working in applied science, technology and engineering. The prestigious annual ATSE Awards will showcase the winners at a gala dinner on October 26 at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney.


Childcare Grants

Thanks to the support of our ACTIVATE sponsors – the Department of Defence and UTS – ATSE is offering a number of ACTIVATE Childcare Grants to assist delegates with children to help with care over the symposium period.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships

We’re proud to offer 4 x Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander all-inclusive scholarships to attend ACTIVATE. Scholarship recipients will receive a 2-day ACTIVATE Symposium pass, an ATSE Awards Gala dinner invitation, travel, accommodation and meal allowance. To be eligible, you must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and work in and/or study STEM. View the Guidelines. With thanks to scholarship sponsors UNSW, DeadlyScience, Tech Central, and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI). Applications close 3 October.


Join us a sponsor, partner or exhibitor at ACTIVATE. All partnership options include:

> Branding in the event and Human centered Activation Space
> Acknowledgement in event-related materials on our website and social media channels
> General ACTIVATE symposium passes (ticket numbers vary according to package)
> Verbal acknowledgement of your organisation’s support throughout the event period
> Logo displayed on the symposium web pages, event platform app, program and EDMs.

For further information please contact our Director of Partnerships, Gita Karwal

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