The year is 2050. Unrestrained use of fossil fuels, single-use plastics and natural resources has led to an uncertain future for our planet and society...
Way Finders: The Future is in Your Hands
The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
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The year is 2050. Unrestrained use of fossil fuels, single-use plastics and natural resources has led to an uncertain future for our planet and society. We’re calling on today’s brightest young thinkers to decide the future of planet Earth and its populations.
Join us on an interactive choose-your-own adventure and create your path towards a brighter future. The Way Finders: Choose Your 2050 mission is to empower today’s kids with the knowledge they need to build a healthy, thriving planet with sustainable technology.
2022 signifies a moment of truth, a pivotal point in history where we have potential to reverse the damage and help restore the planet so it can thrive and prosper for generations to come. The question is: are today's kids equipped with the knowledge needed to make the right decisions?
Get ready for a brave experiment: 2050’s citizens will use time travel to bring a group of inspired young leaders from 2022 to their future world to educate them about the urgent need to control humanity’s footprint and embrace sustainable technology, in order to save everyone’s future.
See UTS’ Great Hall transformed into a participant-led futuristic wonderland. This immersive, light-filled exploration of the future is where our next generation thinkers can experience how energy and technology have the potential to change life on Earth. Through real time polling and interactive games, our explorers actively shape this two-hour journey as they choose their own adventure. It also gives them a first-hand experience of the power of democracy through collective problem solving and decision making.
This curriculum-aligned experience is perfect for students in Stage 3 (Years 5-6), empowering them with the knowledge they need to be engaged future citizens. Built around the pioneering research from UNSW’s Digital Grid Futures Institute, this event explores the Internet of Energy; demonstrating how innovative designs and interconnected technology can produce the smart communities, green transportation and energy storage of the future.
Presented in association with the creative educators at Maths Hunger, Praxical and Sydney Experimental Arts Ensemble, and supported by the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute.