Cairns community learns how to align projects with the future

Published:01 September 2017

Futurist Thomas Frey will present on the future of education, employment and the community.

Futurist Thomas Frey famously said that, if your next project is not aligned with the problems, needs, and desires of the future, the future will kill it.

Now Cairns community members are preparing to hear in person from Mr Frey, Google’s Number 1 Ranked Futurist, as part of an interactive forum on Friday, 8 September.

CQUniversity has arranged the forum on ‘developing Cairns for our next generation’, in association with the Young Entrepreneurs Project, or Y(E)P.

“Innovation through engagement is at the heart of CQUniversity's values,” says CQUni Associate Vice-Chancellor (Cairns and FNQ) Jodie Duignan-George.

“This year, we are inviting representatives of the Cairns community to experience and contribute to the future of CQUniversity and the Far North region by taking part in our annual community forum Indaba.

“Thomas Frey will be presenting on the future of education, employment and the community.

“His presentation will be followed by a facilitated forum, a multidisciplinary panel and a few networking drinks to round out the event.

“Representatives from education, industry, government and community will come together to discuss the future from different perspectives and will create positive dialogue around the future of Cairns for the next generation.

“The Indaba is another great thing that CQUni is doing to help develop our community.”

The forum at CQUni Cairns Campus, on the corner of Abbott and Shields streets, runs from 2 pm to 4.30 pm, followed by a networking event.

Over the past decade, Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. Having started seventeen businesses himself and assisting on the development of hundreds more, the understanding he brings to his audiences is a rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled with a clear-headed visualization of the world ahead. Details are via .