It’s the summer of 2050 and after three consecutive days hotter than 47oC, including a new record temperature for Melbourne of 50oC, predictions of even hotter temperatures have thrown citizens into chaos. Your country has turned to you to solve the predicament. With your trusty advisory panel, decide on the best plan of attack and strategies to implement.

The Carlton Connect Initiative invites a guest panel to interact with the audience to collaborate on ideas, analyse evidence and dream alternative futures.

Event facilitator
Ruth Fincher AM (Professor of Geography and Head of the School of Geography, The University of Melbourne).

Guest Panel members
David Karoly (Professor of Atmospheric Science, School of Earth Sciences and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, The University of Melbourne)
Chris Krishna-Pillay (Science Communicator and Performer)
Tony Lloyd (Artist)
Lara Olsen (Strategy, CitiPower and Powercor)

DATE: Tuesday 12 May, 6pm – 7pm

LOCATION: Carlton Connect Initiative, LAB-14, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton (cnr of Swanston and Grattan, site of the former Royal Women's Hospital)

REGISTRATION: FREE EVENT but registration is essential (we are expecting a capacity crowd). Registrations at:

This event is part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 from 11 April–17 May 2015, a Melbourne-wide festival of art exhibitions, forums and talks seeking to harness the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change. For more information: