Pearcey Oration

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The Pearcey Oration is presented each year by an eminent expert reflecting on critical contemporary issues impacting our nation, arising from the introduction and adoption of new and advanced technologies into our society.

In 2019, the Pearcey Oration was given by Roger Taylor. It was presented in conjunction with the Victorian State Entrepreneur Award at a sit-down dinner on the evening of Tuesday 27th August, 2019 at the Woodward Centre, Melbourne Law School.

Past Orations have been given by the ABC's Science Show host Robyn Williams, Victoria's Lead Scientist Amanda Caples and Paul Shetler's 2018 provocative Oration entitled "Be Bold Australia".

Some of our past Pearcey Orations have have been recorded as podcasts :

Roger Taylor

27 Aug 2019

2019 Pearcey Oration

In 2019, the Pearcey Oration was given by Roger Taylor, Chair of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. It was presented in conjunction with the Victorian State Entrepreneur Award at a sit-down dinner on the evening of Tuesday 27th August, 2019 at the Woodward Centre, Melbourne Law School. »» Read more...

Paul Shetler

28 Aug 2018

2018 Pearcey Oration

The 2018 Pearcey Oration was delivered by Mr Paul Shetler, a technologist and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience working on large projects in the technology industry and in guiding major government digital initiatives. The provocative talk was entitled "Be Bold Australia!". »» Read more...

Jo Burston

28 Aug 2017

2017 Pearcey Oration

The 2017 Pearcey Oration was delivered by Ms Jo Burston, founder and CEO of Job Capital, co-founder and director of Phronesis.Academy and founder of the entrepreneurial movement Inspiring Rare Birds. The Oration was given in the evening of Monday 28 August 2017, at The Hub in Bourke Street, Melbourne as part of Vic Government's Digital Innovation Festival. »» Read more...

Amanda Caples

06 Sep 2016

2016 Pearcey Oration

The 2016 Pearcey Oration was delivered by Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria's Lead Scientist and Deputy Secretary, Sector Development Division of theDepartment of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. »» Read more...

John Grant Pearcey Oration 2015

17 Nov 2015

2015 Pearcey Oration

The 2015 Pearcey Oration was delivered by Mr John Grant, Managing Director of Data#3 and Chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission. This was part of the Pearcey Awards held in conjunction with the ACS Disruptors Awards gala dinner held on Tuesday 17 November 2015 at the Sydney Star. »» Read more...

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29 Aug 2014

2014 Pearcey Oration

The 2014 Pearcey Oration as delivered By Senator Kate Lundy on the 29th August 2014 at the 2014 iAwards Lunch hosted by Ms Kathy Coultas, Vic Gov, at the Melbourne Convention Centre. »» Read more...

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22 Sep 2010

2010 Pearcey Oration

The 2010 Pearcey Oration was presented by Dr Megan Clarke, CSIRO as part of the World Computer Congress 2010 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, Southbank Qld 4101, Australia on Wednesday 22nd September 2010 »» Read more...

2008 Pearcey Oration Dr Cutler

11 Sep 2008

2008 Pearcey Oration

The 2008 Pearcey Oration as delivered by Dr Terry Cutler. During 2007-8 Dr Cutler conducted a comprehensive review of Australia's National Innovation systemon on behalf of the Federal Government. In the first public statement on the findings of this review, Dr Cutler outlined what was learnt and what recommendations were made to the Prime Minister. »» Read more...


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