Last week I attended two conferences (well, one expo and one conference) in three days. On Tuesday 19 April, I went along to the Connect Expo at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to check out the latest in business, technology and innovation. There were over 200 stalls and they expected over 5000 visitors to come along to the conference and expo. Although I didn’t have an opportunity to attend the conference, usually at such events, the expo is free to public and it’s a great way to at least speak to some vendors and check out some free presentations. Here’s what I got up to as I took some video:
On Wednesday and Thursday last week, I attended the Future of Work Conference. I won a double pass to attend this 2 day conference and invited a couple of my friends on both days to share the learning. The Future of Work has been running for a few years and is hosted by the Centre for Workplace Leadership through the University of Melbourne. Towards the end of the video, I shared my four key learning points from the conference.
How I Won the Double Pass for the Future of Work Conference:
This is what I wrote to my Facebook friends when I was told that I won the tickets…
Great news! I won a freebie ticket to the Future of Work Conference with my photo of “What Does the Future of Work Look Like to You”.
To me, it was that we’d still get inane and absurd requests from managers but virtually (because we will work from home). I used my inspiration from the movie Office Space (if you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favour) where boss Lumbergh hassles his worker with filling out TPS reports correctly (“didn’t you get the memo?”).
I figured we’d have Lumbergh Bots telling us what to do in our own time, at home, anywhere, anytime. You can see the background screen (just used KeyNote to create a blank presentation and write the background content you see on the screen – for context) and then used my actual VR Falvocano viewers (what I use to watch VR apps and games at home)…so there you have it. I’ll be at the conference next week and saved $1490. Guess it pays to act like a fool – openly and publicly – once in a while…
And then this happened…..
— Helen Blunden (@ActivateLearn) April 16, 2016