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    CQU event brings together influential leaders to discuss next generation

    Some of the most influential leaders and thinkers from the community will talk about the future of education and TNQ at an interactive forum at CQUniversity's Cairns campus.

    The developing Cairns for our next generation forum will be held on September 8 and has been organised in a partnership between CQU and the Young Entrepreneurs Project.

    About 100 people are expected to attend the event as part of CQU’s annual community forum Indaba, with CQU associate vice-chancellor (Cairns and FNQ) Jodie Duignan-George saying the Zulu word translated to “important assembly”.


    “Innovation through engagement is at the heart of CQU’s values and the Indaba is another way we are looking to develop and work with the community,” she said.

    “The forum is a chance for the community to contribute to shaping the future of CQUniversity and TNQ.

    “A key focus will be on the future of education, employment and the community.

    “Representatives from education, industry, government and community will come together to discuss the future from different perspectives and will create positive dialogue around the future of Cairns for the next generation.”

    The forum will feature a presentation from Thomas Frey, who is the founder and senior futurist, author and keynote speaker from the Colorado-based Davinci Institute.

    “His presentation will be followed by a facilitated forum, a multidisciplinary panel and a few networking drinks to round out the event,” she said.

    The forum at CQUni Cairns Campus, on the corner of Abbott and Shields streets, will run from 2pm to 4.30pm, followed by a networking event.