Explore what career success and growth can look like in our ever-changing digital age by connecting with like-minded people, participating in interactive workshops and sessions, and learning from a wide range of inspiring speakers.
Join us for a morning mixer prior to the formal start of the conference. As you register for the event, take the opportunity to grab a cup of coffee, break the ice, and build new relationships in a relaxed atmosphere to set the tone for an engaging conference experience.
We pay our respects to Traditional Owners of the land on which we are based in Naarm (Melbourne); the Wurundjeri and neighbouring Boonwurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation, the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country, and we pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. Thereafter, Quang Nguyen and Kristy Feng will be our hosts for the day, setting the context for our conference theme and format. They will share their perspectives on the future of their careers and technology, as well as their hopes and dreams for the future of work.
Amidst the busyness of work, university and life, how do we keep up with our world? Lennon is a Senior Product Designer at Canva, co-host and co-producer of Melbourne-based Mandarin queer podcast WSYW, and our keynote speaker for MISC 2023. A mentor to international students looking to break into design and tech industries, he is passionate about helping people harness technology to find identity, community and career for themselves.
We unpack deeper into Lennon's experiences, offering a unique opportunity to hear his story, resonate with his whys and make the most of his experiences. Lennon will be joined by the inimitable Diletta, Senior Social Innovator at The Australian Centre for Social Innovation.
Deeds will continue the moderation with three esteemed panellists from different walks of life: Joy Horng from BCG X, Sylvia Soo from Australian Youth Climate Coalition and Ally Atmadja from we are your friends. Join us for a continued morning of motivation and empowerment from our panel of ex-international students who have charted their own roads to success. In tribute to a narrative poem by Robert Frost, we'll get to hear about how they venture unique avenues beyond traditional pathways, delving into their personal journeys and sharing the triumphs and challenges they encountered along the way. They will speak to how they have leveraged their international experiences, skills, adaptability, and resilience to navigate unexplored pathways and make meaning for themselves.
Mabu Mabu is an Indigenous owned food business on a mission to make native ingredients the hero of the Australian kitchen. We're mighty proud to support them in their belief that food is one of the greatest ways we can share both culture and community, and look forward to introducing their food to you.
Join our dynamic co-design session with Pearl Li Ng, the Head of Smart City, Improvement and Innovation from the City of Casey and a team of facilitators from the City of Melbourne to master the art of crafting a personalised statement that resonates with future employers. Tailored for students with global experience and transferrable skills, this interactive workshop serves to help you create a concise bio adaptable across professional contexts such as LinkedIn, personal pitches, cover letters, and CVs. Guided by facilitative questions, we'll leverage design thinking principles through design canvas prototyping and assumption testing. Develop a personal statement that truly represents your unique journey while connecting with like-minded international students who share your ambitions or diverse interests.
Have you ever wondered what’s the best way to organise your email inbox? Or how you can stay on top of your work and personal lives running at odds with each other? Through interactive exercises, case studies, and real-world examples, you'll develop the skills to streamline your workflow, manage time effectively, and leverage digital resources to their fullest potential. Whether it's mastering productivity apps, optimising virtual collaboration, or enhancing your online presence, this workshop will empower you to excel in an ever-evolving digital landscape.
What does a stem cell researcher, digital marketing consultant, and a 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards winner have in common? Explore the transformative power of community-driven approaches and learn how they can empower you to overcome obstacles, adapt to new technologies, and make impactful connections with Ritika Saxena, Alejandra Ángeles and Nathan Lee.
As the formal component of the conference draws to a close, we invite you to join us for a memorable conclusion. Reflect on the insightful sessions and meaningful connections you've made throughout the day as we wrap up. Make your way to the iconic Melbourne Town Hall for an evening of valuable and engaging conversations, and further connections with industry professionals.
This immersive event brings together experienced professionals from a wide range of industries, ready to share their insights, wisdom, and invaluable connections with the next generation of global talent. Whether you're seeking mentorship, internship opportunities, or simply looking to expand your professional network, this is the perfect platform to engage in lively conversations and gain unique perspectives from professionals who have navigated the paths before you. Discover firsthand the challenges they faced, the lessons they learned, and the pathways they forged to success in their respective sectors.