Innovation Lecture Series

Innovation Lecture 2012

Dr Alex Zelinsky presenting the 2013 Innovation Lecture

The Warren Centre’s Innovation Lecture Series and our Innovation Hero Awards put successful Australian innovators in the public spotlight, showcasing innovation across the engineering universe. We have been privileged to present an exemplary selection of Australian achievers, and to recognise great individual accomplishments in innovation.

The 2014 Innovation Lecture Series, Beyond Earth, will highlight the significant role that Australia and Australians play in global space industries. The main lecture will be presented by Perth-born Enrico Palermo, VP Operations for The Spaceship Company/Virgin Galactic. TSC is building the world’s first fleet of commercial sub-orbital spaceships and carrier aircraft. Enrico will talk about his journey from Perth to the Mojave Desert via University of Western Australia and the International Space University.

Enrico’s lectures will take place throughout Australia between 2nd-9th September 2014. The first lecture will be in Sydney on Tuesday 2nd September, with subsequent dates to be confirmed. More details will be available shortly.

The Beyond Earth series will encompass a number of additional events throughout 2014, with themes including satellites and communications, earth observation systems, astronomy and space exploration. As part of the Beyond Earth series, Professor Brian Schmidt AC will give a presentation on Astronomy & Astrophysics in Sydney on Tuesday 11th November.

You can view highlights from our previous Innovation Lectures on our Vimeo channel, or follow the links below for more information on previous years’ talks: