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. Melbourne-based Deloitte Digital CEO, Peter Williams, will present a seminar, ‘Welcome to the Age of Online Marketing!’. Until recently, Mr Williams was CEO of online mobile and emerging technology firm, Eclipse. Before this he founded Deloitte’s ebusiness consulting group in Australia in 1996. The event will be held at Deloitte Perth from 12.30-2pm on May 7. For more information, please phone Sarah on (02) 9411 2599 Events Ausinnovation The Australian Designedge Innovation Festival, in association with various WA and national corporations, is launching its annual design festival, Ausinnovation, at the City of Belmont Civic Centre. The event, to be officially launched by Deputy Premier Eric Ripper, is from 10am-11.30am on April 30. For enquiries, please phone Mel or Sandy, on 9479 3777 or email events@ belmontbec.com. Innovation Business Development Mission to Israel Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Industry and Resources WA is holding a mission 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 email@example.com. au, or view www.aicc. org.au WA 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 June 1. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.