Build Brains Better: Science-Inspired Investing for Brain Health and Skills for the Future (Wednesday, 11th November 2021)

Societies on the Brink: Understanding the Dynamics of Partisanship and Polarisation (Thursday 30 September 2021)

The Future Workforce: A Real-World Perspective on the Future of Safety, Productivity, Health and Well-being (Wednesday 23rd June 2021)


Artificial Intelligence and The Smart City (Thursday, 25 June 2020)

Business unusual: Communicating and trusting in a COVID-19 world (Wednesday, 1 April 2020)

Frugal Innovation for the Resource and Energy Industries: Developing and Deploying New Technologies During the Lean Times (Thursday, 3 December 2020)

Navigating The Future of Digital Transformation Risk (Thursday, 3 September 2020)

Real World Conversation - The Law and Ethics of AI (Thursday, 20th February 2020)

The Future of Learning: The Impact of The Pandemic (Thursday, 14 May 2020)

  • Videos of the event are available on YouTube
  • The Future of Learning
    Professor Susan Danby
    School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education at QUT, and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Faculty of Education at QUT.
    Professor Simone White
    Associate Dean (International and Engagement) in the Faculty of Education at QUT. , Faculty of Education at QUT.


Real World Conversation - Changing Roles - The Impact of Technology on Work (Tuesday, 13th March 2018)

  • Real World Futures - A Regional Perspective
    Dr Graham Fraine
    Chief Strategy Officer, Business Performance, Sunshine State Council
    Ms Jeanette Allom-Hill
    Group Executive, Business Performance, Sunshine State Council
  • Technology at work - The future of employment
    Associate Professor Michael Osborne
    Dyson Associate Professor in Machine Learning and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Program on Technology and Employment, University of Oxford

Real World Futures 2018 - Disruptive Influences - And What To Do With Them - The Adaption Factor (Tuesday, 16th October 2018)


Real World Conversation - Connected Cities, Connected People (Wednesday, 30th August 2017)

  • Smart Cities and IoT
    Dr Monique Mann
    Lecturer, School of Justice, Faculty of Law, QUT
  • Data Trading in the Connected City
    Professor Michael Rosemann
    Executive Director, Corporate Enagement, International & Development Office, QUT
  • Connected Cities
    Professor Margaret Petty
    Head of School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
  • SmartCities
    Professor Laurie Buys
    Professor Social Change, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
  • Connected Cities
    Ms Camilla Roberts
    Senior Digital & Data Consultant, Institue for Future Environments, QUT

Real World Conversation - The Secret Energy of Entrepreneurs (Wednesday, 17th May 2017)

Real World Futures 2017 - Disruptive Influences - And What To Do With Them (Tuesday, 17th October 2017)

Workplace 2030 - The Skills You Need and How to Get Them (Tuesday, 14th March 2017)


Connections (Wednesday, 16th March 2016)

Disruptive Influences - And What To Do With Them (Wednesday, 19th October 2016)

How To Make Ideas Bloom Breakfast (Wednesday, 18th March 2016)

Real World Futures - Dining Disrupted

  • Tropical Pulses for Queensland
    Professor Sagadevan Mundree
    Director, Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities Institute for Future Environments, QUT


Managing the Future Workforce (Tuesday, 5th May 2015)

The Age of Entrepreneurship (Tuesday 17th November 2015)

The Future of Working (Tuesday, 24th March 2015)

Past events

Real World Futures past event videos

  • Videos of the event are available on YouTube