AI conference will be a glimpse of what's to come

The Melbourne public are encouraged to attend IJCAI 2017 public festival in August to experience the impact that artificial intelligence will have on our lives.

The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) is the premier international conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 19-25 August 2017.

Club Melbourne Ambassador, Professor Michael Georgeff, CEO of Precedence Health Care and former founding member of the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute, helped attract the conference to Melbourne.

Professor Georgeff believes that we have been selected to host IJCAI 2017 because, “we have a very vibrant AI community in Melbourne. People are also interested in Australia because of the strong Asian investment in AI technologies and the potential for Australia to play a significant role in this region.”

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The 3D printing revolution in healthcare

The potential of 3D printing for medical purposes is staggering and Dr Keith McLean Director, CSIRO Manufacturing and Club Melbourne Ambassador is looking forward to the upcoming conference in Melbourne in November.

Dr McLean only has to point to UK resident Edward Evans, who had has sternum replaced with a custom fitted titanium replacement, courtesy of Anatomics Pty Ltd in Melbourne and CSIRO. Without it, his organs were extremely vulnerable and his quality of life was greatly diminished.

Melbourne will host the 3D Printing for Life Sciences conference at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 12 – 14 November.

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Dr Jane Goodall to speak at our Anniversary Dinner

Save the date - 16 June - for the privilege of hearing one of the foremost naturalists discuss how there is hope for the natural world in troubling times.

We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr Jane Goodall, celebrated scientist, and UN Messenger of Peace, will be the keynote speaker at the Club Melbourne Anniversary Dinner on Friday 16 June .

Dr Jane Goodall came to renown through her innovative research on chimpanzees, particularly regarding the social and family life of primates. In 1960, she broke away from scientific doctrine of the time to integrate herself into a tribe of chimpanzees as a low-ranking member, giving the chimpanzees names instead of referring to them as a number.

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New era for Club Melbourne

Katie Tinetti, the new Senior Manager for Club Melbourne and Business Development, is not one to shy away from adventure… So when the opportunity arose to jump into the world of Club Melbourne, she knew she had to be part of it.

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Future of meetings industry report released

A recent research report unveiled the trends affecting the future of meetings, how the global industry is changing, and delegate expectations from conferences.

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Ambassadors in the news

Ambassadors have featured in the media recently and received honours or appointments, including Professor German Spangenberg who received a Public Service Medal in this year's Australia Day honours.

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Upcoming Ambassador conferences

View what is coming up in the Club Melbourne calendar, including events in 2017.

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March 2017