The Royal Society of Tasmania invites you to our annual Mid-Winter Dinner and Lecture
by Dr Shasta Henry, at 6pm, on Thursday, 8 June 2023.
The Dinner and Lecture will be held at the
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay.
Our guest speaker, Dr Shasta Henry, is the previous Royal Society of Tasmania Student Councillor, and currently science communicator for Melbourne-based think-tank Future Crunch.
Shasta will give us a future’s perspective that will explore the Adaptability Quotient, the new IQ, which is the trait that makes humans better than robots. AQ is the measure of how skilled individuals are in making intentional change in an environment that is evolving at speed. According to the Harvard Business Review, it is the new competitive advantage.
Shasta is a recent graduate from the University of Tasmania. She is an entomologist and science communicator. Her doctorate focused on the long-term impacts of fire on the invertebrates of the Wilderness World Heritage Area as well as insect taxonomy. As a communicator, Shasta has presented in a number of different forums around Australia, including talks as a Young Tassie Scientist, on ABC radio, and at the TEDx Hobart 2022 conference.
Future Crunch are a team of unlike minds, a collection of different specialists, who are united by their mission to foster intelligent optimism. Future Crunch have shared their inspiring keynote presentations to the staff and boards of global banks, universities, software developers and community organisations to name just a few. Their fact-based talks highlight how humans fit into a future of exponentially expanding technologies, and how we are uniquely adapted to carry on thriving.