TWC Seminars & Events

Virgin Galactic's Enrico Palermo presents the 2014 Innovation Lecture

Virgin Galactic’s Enrico Palermo presents the 2014 Innovation Lecture

Upcoming events

Innovation Lecture Series 2015

We are currently finalising our schedule for the 2015 Innovation Lecture series, which will take place in October 2015.

TWC events


Partner events


Recent events

  • IP30: Infrastructure Delivery Innovation Seminar — Sydney, 28 April 2015. The critical issues and opportunities to improve delivery of infrastructure in Australia.
  • Meeting the Infrastructure Delivery Challenge, 31 Mar 2015. Michael Buss, SVP at Intergraph, on the potential for using software to manage infrastructure projects.
  • Beyond Earth: Exploring the Last Frontier, 10 February 2015. Nobel laureate Professor Brian Schmidt AC FRS presented on our understanding of the universe.
  • Innovation Lecture Series 2014: Beyond Earth, 2-9 September 2014. Enrico Palermo of The Spaceship Company/Virgin Galactic presented on Australia’s role in global space industries.
  • Vision30 Follow-Up: Australia & The Global Innovation Stage, 28 November 2013. Professor Mark Dodgson explored how Australian innovation – and our ability to commercialise our innovations – compares to the rest of the world.
  • Vision30 Event, 8 November 2013. To celebrate 30 years of innovation, The Warren Centre led a discussion of leading and emerging Australian innovation leaders to create a vision and strategy for our industries for the next 30 years.
  • Innovation Lecture Series 2013 – June-December 2013. Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky presented on Thinking Big & Making It Happen.
  • Medical Device Commercialisation Seminar Series, April-November 2013. A 10-seminar program exploring what it takes to be one of the medical device success stories.
  • Off-grid power options for Australia, 6 March 2013. Dr Nick Cerneaz, Executive Director of The Warren Centre presented to the Sydney Mining Club.


TWC Governors’ Luncheon Seminars


TWC Governor’s Luncheons

The timetable for the 2015 seminar series will be released shortly.

Recent Events

  • Laurie Conheady, Fixed Income strategist, JB Were
  • Dr Susan Pond AM FTSE, Chair, Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels
  • Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer.
  • Conversations with the Future – a Sustainable Australia in 2050Professor John Thwaites, Chairman, National Sustainability Council
  • Infrastructure & New South WalesNick Greiner AC, Chairman, Infrastructure NSW
  • Inspiring Young Engineers the World OverMarita Cheng, 2012 Young Australian of the Year and Founder, Robogals
  • Telehealth Challenges with an Ageing PopulationProf Branko Celler, Chief Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre
  • Doing Business with Chinese National Organisations, What Are the IP & Technology Security Issues?Ashley Brinson, former Area Project Manager & IP Protection Manager, Dow Corning Inc.
  • Entrepreneurship Role Models, and how Australia might improve and promote Entrepreneurship – Matt Barrie, Chief Executive,
  • Financial Market Review – Laurie Conheady, Executive Director Fixed Income Strategy, JB Were
  • Nano-Engineering the Future : Nanotechnology and the Australian Economy – Dr Chris Behrenbruch, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, ImaginAb
  • Future vision for research work, and the global innovation landscape and Australia’s opportunities – Hon Prof Andy Dong, Warren Centre Chair of Innovation & ARC Future Fellow, University of Sydney
  • City Revitalisation – Lessons for Sydney and its Suburbs – Mr Tom Murphy, Senior Resident Fellow, US Urban Land Institute Canizaro/Klingbeil Family Chair for urban development
  • Drivers for Success and Hurdles in the Medical Technology Industry – Anne Trimmer, Chief Executive Officer, Medical Technology Association of Australia
  • Successful Innovation in Australia – Ric Tamba, Senior Vice President Car Transmissions Global, AVL
  • The capability of Australian enterprises to develop and implement applications to exploit the NBN – Chris North, Owner, Wattle Park Partners
  • Current State of Water Recycling in AustraliaPeter Everist, General Manager, Water Infrastructure Group