Meredith Doig

Meredith DoigPresident of the Rationalist Society of Australia (“We’re in favour of science and evidence as opposed to superstition and bigotry”).
Background in blue chip corporate business; board director of companies in commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors; consultant in governance and management.
Known as an effective moderator and speaker.

Current Activity

Director at University of Ballarat Council
President at Rationalist Society of Australia
Facilitator at Australian Institute of Company Directors

Strategic Advisor at Finsbury Green
Founding Chairman at Australian Friends of AUW
Director at Asian University for Women Support Foundation
Senior Moderator at The Cranlana Programme
Principal at Midlothian Consulting

Past Activity

Secretary and Treasurer at Rationalist Society of Australia
Director at Bakers Delight Holdings
Chair at MUSUL

Director at Port of Melbourne Corporation
Councillor at University of Melbourne
Deputy Chair at V/Line Passenger Corporation
Managing Director at Potentia Australia
General Manager at Zeal Consulting
Chief Manager at ANZ Bank

Education

RMIT University
Monash University

University of Melbourne
Fintona Girls’ School

Rationalist Society of AustraliaThe Rationalist Society of Australia was formed in 1908 to promote the adoption of ethical principles based on shared human values rather than religious doctrine. It defends freedom of thought and conscience, advocates separation of church and state, endorses and supports science and the scientific method, and works for the secularization of education systems.

 

 

Abstract – Technology and social control – Greg Adamson

Is technology inherently centralising, invariably increasing the ability of a minority to dominate the majority? By the mid-20th century this had become its dominant characteristic. Since then, and particularly with the rise of the Internet, things have become more complicated. This presentation will consider the historical tendency to centralisation, and discuss countervailing tendencies today.

H+ Conference 2010 Video Feed in Melbourne

We are working to organise a feed of the ‘Rise of the Citizen-Scientist’ conference in Melbourne – The conference in America will be held on June 12-13, at Harvard University. and we are looking at hosting an event in Melbourne to as well.

Please register your interest here (or the ‘H+ Conference’ link up top).

About: The H+ Summit @ Harvard is an educational, and scientific outreach event, that covers the themes of the impact of technology on the human condition. It is hosted, and organized by the Harvard College Future Society, in cooperation with Humanity+.

Speakers include Ray Kurzweil, Stephen Wolfram, Aubrey De Gray and many more.