The Future of Energy
Please Note: This is an archived page for an event held in 2023

How will energy production and distribution change in the coming years and what can consumers do to support positive change?

Note: This event was initially scheduled on Sunday 2 July at Petridish, but it has been moved to Sunday 9 July at St Margaret's College at 2 pm.

As more aspects of our lives electrify, reliable and efficient energy production, distribution and storage will become increasingly important. From developing a smarter grid for more efficient transfer, to smart devices in homes that enable efficient use - the energy landscape is ripe for change. Learn what the future of energy may hold for Aotearoa New Zealand and how consumers can support positive change.

Michael Jack - University of Otago Department of Physics
Abbi Virens - University of Otago Centre for Sustainability
Renato Bitac - Aurora Energy
Eric Pyle - SolarZero

The adjoining Dish Cafe will be open before and after this event for coffee and drinks. Nibbles will be provided after the talk to encourage the conversation to continue.

Panel Talk Multi-Buy Discount! Purchase tickets to three or more of our panel talks and receive a $5 discount per ticket. Discount automatically applied at checkout – tickets must be purchased at the same time.
Discount applies to the following talks:
The Future of Energy
AI and the Workforce
Healthier Kiwis: A National Science Challenges Panel
Liveable Cities: A National Science Challenges Panel
Enabling Kaitiakitanga: A National Science Challenges Panel
Feeding Aotearoa: A National Science Challenges Panel
Antimicrobial Resistance