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The South West Development Commission is hosting the inaugural Critical Horizons regional futures conference, February 15 and 16 at the Edith Cowan University South West campus in Bunbury. The conference will take place over two days, with each day consisting of three or four sessions conducted by guest speakers. There will also be a welcoming function at the City of Bunbury Council Chambers on February 14. The conference theme is ‘exploring the future for Australia’s regions’. Key emerging global mega-trends will be identified and the implications of these trends on Australia’s regional areas will be discussed. Keynote speakers include: Prof Ron Johnston – executive director Australian Centre for Innovation, University of Sydney; Dr Peter Ellyard – adjunct professor at the University of Queensland, chairman of the Universal Greening Group and senior consultant to the UN Environment Program, the UN Development Program and to UNESCO; Adjunct Prof Mal Bryce – former deputy premier of WA; Prof Ron Oliver – professor of interactive multimedia, School of Communications and Contemporary Arts, ECU; Prof Colin Raston – associate dean research, Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences, UWA; Prof Linda Kristjanson – pro-vice chancellor research & development, Curtin University of Technology; Bernard Salt – director of partner property, KPMG; and Dr Wally Cox – chairman, Environmental Protection Authority; Registration for this event costs $350 per delegate. For more information contact Meeting Masters on 9380 9804 or email

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