The SPHERE 2017 International Symposium

SPHERE 2017 has three parts to its program:

Global Thought Leadership across four sessions, including the topics:

1. Innovation in Healthcare

2. Policy: Beyond the Squeaky Wheel

3. Inside Outside - Health and the Built Environment

4. Public & Patient Involvement - Are We Listening?

Via Industry and Via Innovation

Via Industry is the SPHERE 2017 formal networking event, taking place over breakfast on Day Two of the Symposium. Based on the concept of speed networking, participants will share insights and challenges on key health issues, providing a platform for collaboration and exchange. Most importantly, participants will make new contacts and develop new relationships to support their own work in the health industry. Symposium attendees will also have the opportunity to organise short meetings with other attendees in a dedicated space during Symposium breaks. 

In healthcare, as with many industries, start-up companies foreshadow the new horizon ahead of the mainstream community. Dynamic, agile, risk-taking, innovative – SPHERE 2017 Via Innovation will showcase the best and brightest health start-ups that NSW has to offer. There will be the opportunity to meet and discuss new technologies and new ideas with the creators themselves. Come and experience their products first hand and be one of the first to peer into the next era of healthcare.

Via Art
Art is many things to every culture. In the words of Ellen Dissanayake:

“Art is a normal and necessary behaviour of human beings and like other common and universal occupations such as talking, working, exercising, playing, socializing, learning, loving, and caring, should be recognized, encouraged and developed in everyone. Via art, experience is heightened, elevated, made more memorable and significant.”

SPHERE 2017 Via Art will focus on multisensory interactive and participatory artworks to support and complement the Symposium program. Composer and audiovisual experimentalist Dr Robin Fox, artist and musician with a doctorate of psychology Dr Michaela Davies, along with performers from NIDA will deliver world class premiere performances intertwined with the Symposium proceedings. Dr George Khut’s Mobile Mood Lab and soundscape by Lightwell can also be experienced.

Your Symposium Ticket includes:
  • Day One of the Symposium on Wednesday 22 November
  • End of Day One Networking Event on the evening of Wednesday 22 November
  • Day Two of the Symposium on Thursday 23 November

Registration Pricing:

Business, Government & University Ticket - $770 including GST

NGO, Community & Student Ticket - $330 including GST