We are sorry to announce this event has been postponed until further notice.

(18th Sep, 2014)


The University of Canberra Wearable Technology Symposium 2014

Wednesday 29 October 2014, Inspire Centre, University of Canberra

The future is here, and you’re wearing it.

It’s on your wrist, your ankle. It may be embedded in your jacket, your shoe, your vest or your hat. It may be under your skin. It may help you walk or talk, find your way, communicate with a friend, with your doctor, or your coach. It monitors your heart rate, the moisture on your skin, every breath you take, and every move you make. And it’s connected. And networked.

Your bodily functions are no longer only your own. Your privates are no longer private. Information about the most intimate you is transmitted in real time to – where? And to whom? And for what purpose?

The Wearable Technology Symposium will explore and expose the issues, challenges, opportunities and the applications of wearables. Delve into the changing concepts of privacy, freedom and the self in the age of wearable tech in health, the military and education.

Contribute to the conversation; ponder your future.


When: Wednesday 29 October 2014

Where: Inspire Centre, Building 25, Pantawora St, University of Canberra

Symposium 9am - 5pm

Morning tea, Lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Full Program to come.

The Wearables Debate 9:30 - 10:30

The symposium will open with a panel debate from 9:30 - 10:30am

Panel Members include:

  • Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Nick Klomp [Chair]
  • Rob Manson: CEO of MobLabs, Glass and Augmented Reality developer.
  • Professor Deborah Lupton: Centenary Professor
  • Assistant Professor Bruce Arnold: School of Law


This is a FREE event. However please book a place via Eventbrite.

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Check out a range of resources to give you an overview of wearables in Education; Health; Sport; Art; Privacy; Development; and Indigenous issues, or have a look through a broad range of videos on wearable technologies.