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UJ Futures and Beyond Forum

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Welcome
Welcome by Lonwabo Mavuso
Lonwabo  Mavuso
2021-03-16T11:00:00Z 2021-03-16T11:15:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Welcome+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Introduction to Futures and Beyond
Introduction to Futures and Beyond presented by Pieter Jacobs
Pieter Jacobs
2021-03-16T11:15:00Z 2021-03-16T11:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Introduction+to+Futures+and+Beyond+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote 1
What the future holds for Africa, 4IR and the role of the arts. Presented by Prof Marwala
Tshilidzi Marwala
2021-03-16T11:30:00Z 2021-03-16T12:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Keynote+1+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote 2 (TBC)
Facebook
2021-03-16T12:00:00Z 2021-03-16T12:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Keynote+2+%28TBC%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Connecting the Dots: Culture, Creative Arts, Connectivity & Commerce
Thinking about the way forward for Africa. New technologies, new economies and new possibilities. Presented by Emmanuel Gamor
Emmanuel Gamor
2021-03-16T12:30:00Z 2021-03-16T13:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Connecting+the+Dots%3A+Culture%2C+Creative+Arts%2C+Connectivity+%26+Commerce https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Future of Work & the role of 4IR in SMMEs and Freelancers
The Future of Work and particularly the role of 4IR in SMME, Freelancers and the gig economy. Presented by S'onqoba Vuba
S’onqoba Vuba
2021-03-16T13:30:00Z 2021-03-16T14:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg The+Future+of+Work+%26+the+role+of+4IR+in+SMMEs+and+Freelancers+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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World Cafe's and Workshops
Sessions are open to public proposals. Follow social media for more information. Details to follow.
2021-03-16T14:00:00Z 2021-03-16T17:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg World+Cafe%27s++and+Workshops https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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FabLab Demo
Demonstrations of 4IR technologies in action. By the UJ FADA Fablab (Johannesburg) and Kher Thiossane (Dakar)
2021-03-16T14:00:00Z 2021-03-16T17:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg FabLab+Demo+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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**************************** DAY 2 ******************************
Welcome by MC Lebo Mashile
Lebo Mashile
2021-03-17T11:00:00Z 2021-03-17T11:15:00Z Africa/Johannesburg %2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A+DAY+2+%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Creative Nexus - the creative economy, creative industries and 4IR
The economy of the future is at the intersection of creativity and technology and Africa has an opportunity to leverage this to our benefit.
Beth Arendse
2021-03-17T11:15:00Z 2021-03-17T12:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Creative+Nexus+-+the+creative+economy%2C+creative+industries+and+4IR https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Case Study (TBC)
2021-03-17T12:00:00Z 2021-03-17T12:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Case+Study+%28TBC%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Culture in Data: Musings on how a 4IR can enable and spur our art, our culture, our name, our unity
Natural Language Processing through Poetry and Story telling to save endangered languages in Namibia. Presentation by Wilhelmina Nekoto
2021-03-17T12:30:00Z 2021-03-17T13:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Culture+in+Data%3A+Musings+on+how+a+4IR+can+enable+and+spur+our+art%2C+our+culture%2C+our+name%2C+our+unity https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Learning from the Virtual National Art Festival
Future projections for technological change in our sector. Presentation by Monica Newton
Monica  Newton
2021-03-17T13:00:00Z 2021-03-17T13:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Learning+from+the+Virtual+National+Art+Festival https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Tech x Art Activism for Inclusive Digital Futures
Opportunities, gaps and challenges for tech x art. Presentation by Neema Iyer
Neema Iyer
2021-03-17T13:30:00Z 2021-03-17T14:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Tech+x+Art+Activism+for+Inclusive+Digital+Futures https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Ubuntu Ethics for AI
How African culture and heritage can inform new ways of thinking about 4IR Ethics. Presented by Sabelo Mhlambi
Sabelo Mhlambi
2021-03-17T14:30:00Z 2021-03-17T15:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Ubuntu+Ethics+for+AI https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Agenda Settings Breakaways
2021-03-17T15:30:00Z 2021-03-17T16:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Agenda+Settings+Breakaways+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Plenary Discussion
Collectively developing ways forward for further research, debate and development in 4IR and Creativity for the African continent
2021-03-17T16:00:00Z 2021-03-17T17:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Plenary+Discussion+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fuj-futures-and-beyond-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Lebo Mashile

Poet, Performer, Producer and MC

Tshilidzi Marwala

Vice-Chancellor and Principal - The University of Johannesburg

Sabelo Mhlambi

Technology and Human Rights Fellow at Carr Center for Human Right at Harvard Kennedy School

Pieter Jacobs

Head: Arts & Culture University of Johannesburg

Neema Iyer

Founder and director of Pollicy

S’onqoba Vuba

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Perpetu8.

Emmanuel Gamor

Connector, Collaborator, Digital Aficionado and host of the Unpacking Africa Podcast

Beth Arendse

SA Creative Industries Incubator

Monica Newton

CEO: National Arts Festival

Lonwabo Mavuso

Executive Director: Andani.Africa

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