PHOTO 2024 Ideas Summit

15 March

A world-first global forum exploring the future of photography presented by PHOTO Australia, supported by Fed Square and Museum of Australian Photography. Tickets on sale now.

When

15 March

Friday, 8:30am-5:15pm (AEST)

Venue

Fed Square [i]
Federation Square, Melbourne
24 hrs

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets, Accessible Parking, Auslan interpretor

Auslan interpretation is available upon request. Please request at least 7 days prior to the event.

Price

$125 / $80 Concession / $15 First Nations Mob plus booking fees

Join a day of inspiring keynotes and in conversations with artists and thought leaders from around the world.

8.30am Doors open

8.50am Welcome

SESSION 1: THE AGE OF AI
9am–10.30am

Boris Eldagsen
Outsourcing the muse? AI Creativity vs. Human Creativity

Mark Andrejevic
Deep Fake it until you make it

Jo Duck
Razzle Dazzle ’em: An exploration of disguises to evade facial recognition

filip custic
real vs. virtual = balance

Break

SESSION 2: PHOTOGRAPHY AS ACTIVISM
11am–12.30pm

Carmen Winant
The last safe abortion

Kirsten Lyttle
Transforming the photograph as a site for making Indigenous Customary Art

Janet Laurence
An Alchemical Life: New ways of living on our fragile planet

Michael Najjar
cool earth: Our planetary future in times of climate change

Isadora Romero
Fume, Root, Seed: safeguarding Agro biodiversity in Latin América

Break

SESSION 3: TOWARDS UTOPIA
1.30pm–3pm

Daniel Jack Lyons
Like a River: Queer futures in the Amazon

Sophia the Robot
In conversation

Sunil Gupta
In conversation

Break

SESSION 4: INTO THE METAVERSE
3.30pm–4.30pm

Serwah Attafuah
Polygons with a Purpose: Discussing how and why 3D/AR/VR are vital for building brighter futures

Jahkarli Romanis
(Dis)connected to Country: Mapping back to Pitta Pitta

Lauren Dunn
A Portrait of a Cyborg: A meditation on images, technology and pop culture

SESSION 5: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
4.30pm–5.15pm

Ryan McGinley
In conversation

Additional speakers to be announced

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Speakers

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March