Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Event host

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

18 February 2019 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Registrations for this event are now closed

UQ’s first Department of Computer Science was established in 1969 and has since seen progressive research and teaching as well as become a hub for future investment and study.

To celebrate this 50 year milestone, we are delighted to host Mark Pesce, a leading futurist, author, entrepreneur and innovator, as our keynote speaker.

Mark has been at the forefront of the digital revolution for thirty-five years. From virtual reality to education, finance, manufacturing, transportation and communication, Mark gives individuals and organisations the tools they need to think effectively about the future, its opportunities, and its disruptions. 

Please register your attendance by Thursday 14 February 2019.

We hope you to see you there!

More about Mark

In 1994, Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the Web. Pesce was a judge on the ABC’s hit series The New Inventors, celebrating Australia’s newest inventions, and writes an award-winning column for the global tech publication The Register.

Pesce hosts two podcasts: This Week in Startups Australia- exploring tech startups; and The Next Billion Seconds – winner of the Best Technical and Scientific Podcast of 2018 – connecting today’s brightest thinkers with the world of tomorrow. Pesce has founded graduate programs at both the University of Southern California and the Australian Film, Radio and Television School, holding appointments as Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, and Honorary Adjunct at UTS. 


For enquiries, please contact:
Amy Uhlhorn
Industry Engagement and International Development Coordinator
e: engagement@itee.uq.edu.au