21C Skills
Tony Wagner
Creating Australia’s Future Innovators
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March 8, 2016

Last week we hosted our Creating Australia’s Future Innovators events featuring keynote speaker Dr Tony Wagner, Expert-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab, who was in Australia exclusively for PwC.

PwC’s education leader, Tony Peake hosted over 600 guests at our two events across Melbourne and Sydney. The keynote address from Tony Wagner highlighted key elements needed to create innovators of the future, which was followed by a panel discussion with Jan Owen (CEO Foundation for Young Australians), Sally-Ann Williams (Engineering Community & Outreach Program Manager, Google Australia), Stacey Quince (Principal & NSW Dept of Education) and Taj Pabari (young entrepreneur) who together with Tony, discussed the STEM landscape in Australia.

The conversation was inspiring and practical and centred around what business and educators can do to help create young Australians equipped with skills for the 21st Century. The discussion went well beyond the room through great Twitter conversation via #PwCInnovation which was trending on the night!  

If you missed out, don’t worry! Check out the videos below for either the full event or key highlights. You can also view the artistic output from our fabulous scribe who joined us on the night.

Full event

Key highlights

Artistic output

Creating Australia’s Future Innovators - Panel discussion

Creating Australia’s Future Innovators


Kirstyn Chan works in PwC Australia’s Corporate Responsibility team and is here to provide you with the latest news from the 21st Century Minds program.