Visiting WA; Dave Snowden, founder and chief scientific officer, Cognitive Edge, UK, to speak at Global Convergence: Answers to Management and Compliance on May 1. Mr Snowden is a leading keynote speaker at major conferences around the world and is known for his iconoclastic style, pragmatic cynicism and extensive use of stories to communicate what would otherwise be difficult concepts. For more information please contact Jo Hutchinson on 0438 965 443. Events; Innovation Business Development Mission to Israel Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Industry and Resources WA is holding a mission will to be co-led by WA government chief scientist Lyn Beazley, and Curtin University vice-chancellor Professor Jeanette Hacket. The trip will run from May 23 to 29. For more information, please contact Carol Wallbank on 0408 201 610 or firstname.lastname@example.org. au, or view http://www.aicc.org.au/event_list. cfm?region=WA. 2008 Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award Celebrate WA, with the support of the state government, is holding the 2008 Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award on Foundation Day, June 1. The nine Citizen of the Year Awards, the Sir Charles Court Inspiring Leadership Award, and the Bendat Family Foundation Perpetual Youth Scholarship will be announced and presented by the Governor of Western Australia Dr Ken Michael at a gala presentation dinner in the grand ballroom at Burswood Entertainment Complex on Sunday June 1 2008. Tickets are $150 per person all inclusive and can be purchased from Celebrate WA. For more information, please phone 9481 8066 or visit the website, www.celebratewa. com.au. Eighth Energy in Western Australia Conference 2008 The WA government, through the Office of Energy and the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE), is holding one of the premier conferences in the industry, The Energy in Western Australia Conference, with the theme, ‘Securing Our Energy Future’. Energy Minister Francis Logan will give a keynote address on the first day. The event will take place on August 13 and 14 at the Sheraton Perth Hotel. For registration and information, please phone Jenny Dyer on, 0408 905 099 or email email@example.com.