Showcasing locally-led change in a wide range of communities, Activate is an opportunity to be challenged, inspired and refreshed by leaders from a wide range of perspectives and fields.
Date: 28 March 2017 8:00am - 28 March 2017 2:00pm
Venue: Auckland Museum Auditorium, the Domain, Auckland
The Auckland Economic Symposium, presented by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) is a new initiative for 2017. This event will focus discussion on key development themes for the Auckland economy including innovation, technology, trade and talent.
Join city, government and industry leaders at this invite only event. Hear from a variety of expert international and local speakers and panelists as they explore the drivers of prosperity and productivity.
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Date: 29 March 2017 5:30pm - 29 March 2017 7:30pm
Venue: AUT. Conference room, WG308 Sir Paul Reeves Building, Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland
Speakers: Professor Bruce Behn,
Walmart recently announced that it is planning to shed about 7,000 accounting positions because these jobs are being automated. We will see this happening more and more. The US Pathways Commission, on Accounting Higher Education, in its report to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants concluded that the future of the accounting profession depends on whether or not it becomes a learned profession (e.g., Medicine, Law, Theology and some say Architecture and Engineering) or a vocation (e.g., car mechanics).
What do the learned professions have in common? The Pathways Commission report notes that the learned professions require advanced learning that is critical to preparation for practice, and academic research that is purposefully integrated into the practice of those professions.
Accounting is not too far from acquiring the distinction of a learned profession. It can continue to develop into a learned profession by expanding existing perspectives on scholarship and its roles. (Pathways Commission Report, 2012).
Professor Bruce Behn, the former chair of the Pathways Commission will shed light on this issue in his talk entitled Journey to a Learned Profession.
Professor Behn, Ph.D., CPA is the immediate Past President 2015/2016 of the American Accounting Association, Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Education and Deloitte LLP Professor at The
University of Tennessee.
Date: 4 April 2017 6:00pm - 4 April 2017 8:00pm
Venue: Auckland Museum Event Centre, The Domain, Auckland
Speakers: Sir Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan
The thousands of different proteins in each cell are made by translating information encoded in our genes. This translation is fundamental to life.
A large molecular machine called the ribosome carries out the process. The ribosome is an ancient molecule that evolved before proteins as we know them today existed. They have developed differently in bacteria and humans, so many antibiotics block the bacterial ribosome without affecting human ones to the same degree.
Professor Venki Ramakrishnan will discuss how the structure of the ribosome has led to new insights into its function and how antibiotics work.
Sir Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate, President of The Royal Society, London
Date: 5 April 2017 9:30am - 6 April 2017 4:30pm
Venue: Auckland. Jet Park Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, Mangere Auckland
An innovative event comprising a one day study tour of Auckland neighbourhoods leading change, followed by a day exchanging ideas and learning practical skills together.