“Our first computers were not born out of greed or ego, but in the revolutionary spirit of helping common people rise above the most powerful institutions.”
Once upon a twentieth century, humanity was captivated by the foresight of science fiction writers and filmmakers. Those dignified, daunting, dreamy glimpses into an imagined future would soon become a reality with the turn of the information age, due in no small part to the contributions of Steve “Woz” Wozniak.
In August of 2016, Australia will have the pleasure of being in the company of someone who can be said to have truly, literally changed the world. Among the many accomplishments for which Wozniak is renowned, two stand out above the rest: the inventor of the personal computer, and – along with Steve Jobs – the co-founder of Apple. Woz’s inventions have been as innovative as the path along which he has travelled to reach his destination.
Woz has not yielded to the vice that can be immense success; despite a net worth of US $100 million, hubris has not stood in the way of humility for Woz as he consistently values a good old-fashioned work ethic of pleasure over profit. No stranger to moonlighting (developing the PC on his nights while working at HP), Woz is also a well-renowned philanthropist, a motivational speaker (without the woowoo), and, importantly, a strong champion for STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), for “Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked”.
It is with immense excitement that Think Inc. – the team behind the Australian tours of Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz, Edward Snowden, and Dr Brian Greene – announce Woz himself, live in Australia this August.
An evening with Steve Wozniak will entertain, educate, and inspire anyone with ideas, and ideas for ideas: “The world needs inventors– great ones. You can be one. If you love what you do and are willing to do what it really takes, it’s within your reach.”
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The event in SYDNEY (28/08/16) will consist of a conversation with an influential Australian as well as an opening act, an opportunity for meet and greet ticket holders to meet Woz and get their books signed. Doors to the event will open at 5:00pm. Event start time is 6:30pm and the event ends at 8:00pm for general ticket holders and 9:15pm for Meet and Greet ticket holders. The Meet and Greet will take place after the main event within the same venue. Before purchasing, please review your ticket choice as all student tickets require a student ID. Meet and greet ticket holders will be asked to remain in their seats after the event to be directed to the meet and greet area. There will be merchandise sold at the event, including t-shirts and posters. If you have any questions about the event run time or the event in general, please contact [email protected]WHAT: An evening with Steve Wozniak
WHEN: 28/08/2016 (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
WHERE: Australian Technology Park
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