With the exception of every episode of Crazy men, business breakthroughs and cocktails are generally not known for their compatibility. But as most founders and innovators know, the best ideas often emerge when conventions are pushed aside.
Raising the bar in 2023 is back on Tuesday, April 4, bringing 30 inspiring (and free) discussions to 15 bars, breweries and live music venues in Sydney’s Tech Central precinct.
Raising the Bar, a collaboration between City of Sydney and the University of Sydney, brings together Sydney’s top academics and tech entrepreneurs for an evening of thought-provoking fun as we tackle new ways of looking at pressing tech issues right now .
Raising the Bar is a global initiative that makes education and innovation part of the popular culture of major cities. Across the world, Raising the Bar creates unique, knowledge-driven events in popular bars and cafes, shifting the search for innovation from lecture halls and boardrooms to our vibrant city streets and establishments.
Highlights worth grabbing a stool for
No matter what area of innovation your interests lie in, Raising the Bar offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s brightest minds in technology and the most qualified and knowledgeable people in their respective fields . There’s a stellar array of big ideas that span everything from climate change and mental health to food security and robotics.
Some highlights to look forward to:
How digital technology will make you an eco-consumer with Janet Salem, FootprintLab
Magic mushrooms: the therapies of the future? with Josh Ismin, Psylo
Meet AI, your new digital colleague with Dr. Michael Seymour
The future of meat is based on cells, not animals with George Peppou, Vow
Feel, hear and smell architecture before it is built with Dr. Anastasia Globa
Ethical hacker reveals cybercrime secrets with Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security
In the mix, Dr Michael Seymour will pull down a stool at Hermann’s Bar in Camperdown to explain the realities of AI and what it could mean for your workplace. Magic mushrooms’ potential will be explored in a new light by Josh Ismin, who is passionate about exploring the impact the hallucinogenic drug could have on the treatment of mental illness. With the number of cyberattacks increasing exponentially, ethical hacker Martin Boyd explains the must-know for cybersecurity at all levels.
Inside the cabin, outside the box
Often, the varied selection of topics served throughout the evening is left to academics and industry experts. By raising the bar, anyone with an interest in innovation can participate in the exciting discussions.
Whether you’re a startup founder or entrepreneur, or just have an extra curious mind when it comes to unpacking AI, software engineering, climate tech, and data, this night of wonder is sure to deliver the goods.
The initiative brings together 30 lectures, hosted in bars, breweries and live music venues in Haymarket, Ultimo, Surry Hills, Camperdown, Darlington and Eveleigh – all part of Sydney’s Tech Central precinct. Two rounds of interviews will take place at the 15 locations 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm And 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Unfortunately, with so many great speakers to choose from, it’s impossible to enjoy a pint in every venue. Check out the evening’s program in advance and select your top picks for the most thought-provoking pub crawl Sydney has ever seen. For any sessions you can’t make, make sure to catch up with the entire schedule when the series’ podcast comes out at the end of April.
Don’t miss your chance to join Sydney’s top academics and tech entrepreneurs for an evening of big ideas and forward-thinking innovations. Check out the list of speakers and reserve your Raising the Bar tickets today!
This article is brought to you by Startup Daily in partnership with City of Sydney.