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The Future of Tech Design and Innovation is Accessible

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"The future of tech design and innovation is accessible” we want to promote a conversation about not only the importance but also the tremendous opportunity that exists for startups and innovators that are making tech accessible.

We want to showcase what’s happening in this space, not only because it’s important & tech should be more accessible, but also because there’s a massive opportunity in this space. It’s a way of communicating that disability tech is the next big thing, that’s also already the thing.

Did you know that for every dollar invested into assistive technology there is a $9 return?* Did you know the Disability market is an emerging market larger than China and controls over $13 trillion in annual disposable income? Did you know that the electric toothbrush, audio books, automatic doors, texting, were all innovations originally designed for people with disability? 

From investment to untapped market potential, this is an event for those eager to embrace the rapidly growing wave of the health and disability-tech space. In the wake of recent global events like Covid-19 and Climate Change, this wave continues to grow in momentum as we increasingly understand the urgent need for tech designed with and for humans at large. You are invited to join this conversation about the significance and opportunity for innovators and funders making tech accessible, inclusive and equitable.

This event, hosted to celebrate Spark Festival 2022, will kick off with a presentation on the Future of Tech, Design and Innovation from Pete Horsley, Founder of Remarkable, that will set the tone for a panel discussion moderated by Mel Tran with a stellar lineup of speakers (see below). The panel will be followed by an audience-led Q&A and networking, for those attending in-person.

This is a hybrid event, live streamed and as well as held in-person at a wheelchair accessible venue. Sign Language Interpretation will be available. When completing the registration form, please let us know if there is anything else we can do to ensure you have an inclusive, accessible and enjoyable experience.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, 20 October 2022
Time: 10am - 11am AEDT, followed by networking until 11:30am for those attending in person.
Location: Stone & Chalk Scaleup Hub Sydney, Level 1/477 Pitt St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
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  • In-person event: The venue is wheelchair accessible and we will be providing sign language Interpreters. 
  • Virtual event: This is event will be streamed via Slido. Live captioning and Sign language Interpreters will be provided.

Please let us know if we could make this event experience more inclusive and accessible for you in the registration form.

Meet the Speakers:

Mel Tran (Moderator) - U​​ser Experience Designer and Board of Directors at International Youth Foundation.

Noel Joyce - Lecturer at New York University Shanghai and Former Head of Design at HAX/SOSV 

Eloise Cleary - Industrial Designer at Vert Design

Pete Horsley - Founder of Remarkable


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This event is part of Spark Festival and upholds the Spark Code of Conduct.

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