Technology Expo – FREE this year!
The pace of technological change truly has revolutionised the way we live — just think smart phones have only been with us for 12 years!
Do you wonder what the next big thing in tech will be? Or how living in our regional city will change over the coming decades? Want to know how to avoid being scammed online? Or how to make your home a SMART home?
At the NSW Regional Technology Expo this 14th – 16th May, you will be able to learn the answers to these questions and more.
Following the success of last year’s Expo, Orange Daybreak Rotary have prepared a three-day program of presentations featuring national and international speakers.
“We’re taking a new approach to it this year. It is a new format and it is all completely free,” said Expo Co-chair Graeme Fleming. “We will be at the one venue — the Orange Function Centre — and I think we've got some really interesting programs lined up. People can expect to be really engaged and learn a bit more about what's happening with technology.”
“We’re taking a new approach to it this year.
It is a new format and it is all completely free”
As well as full program of information sessions, Orange City Council is hosting two public lectures at the Greenhouse of Orange.
“We’ve got two international speakers that will feature as well: Futurist Ian Jansen will be talking about the future and what we can expect; and Stuart Coggins from Oracle Australia, he'll be talking about smart cities and looking at Orange in the future — we'll be talking about driverless cars, inter-connectivity with our cars and just where we are going to go as a city,” Mr Fleming said.
A model of the ‘Smart City of the future’ will also be on display at the function centre over the Expo. “People should come along and see that. It will be quite innovative as well and show where we will be going in the future,” Mr Fleming said.
Other sessions will look at Technology for people with disabilities and the ageing, the very latest technology at Orange City Library, Tech-Start Ups, Living better with Technology and the myriad of opportunities available at TAFE with Health, Careers, Programs and Services.
The Expo will also have a heavy focus on education with 240 of the best and brightest high school students from Orange, Molong and Blayney given the opportunity to participate in an intensive STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) program.
“We have a major focus on education this year for both school students and the general public,” said Mr Fleming.
“So, we have the two-day really intensive program on for Year 7 to 12 students and the rest of the programs are aimed at the broader community. It doesn't matter whether you are a mum at home, a senior citizen or whatever, we want to show you how you can connect with technology and perhaps open that door a little bit and let you take that first step. But, if you are a person that is already into technology, we look after that side of it too.
“The Expo is about making people aware and really take our region forward with technology.”
The NSW Regional Technology Expo will be held at the Orange Function Centre and more details of the program are available at the Visitors Centre and at regionaltechexpo.com.au
For more information you can contact Graeme Fleming on 0427 291664 or Murray Paterson on 0418 206485.