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If you are new to the action, then welcome. This global update and advance.org is dedicated to championing Australian sparked innovation and thought leadership. If you like what you see, please introduce friends [here].
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ONE MILLION COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES
 
Global collaboration is an opportunity to be harnessed and essential if Australia is to continue to rank among the top in a fast-evolving world. Global collaboration is our common responsibility in order to face the tremendous social, economic and environmental challenges that our planet faces, and is the key to innovation.[More...]


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ADVANCE IMAGINING THE FUTURE - COLLABORATION 
Advance asked members from around the world to submit their views on collaboration via their smart phones. Watch this entertaining and insightful video from Australians and friends of Australia based in cities as far apart as Shanghai and San Francisco.
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WE WANT YOUR IDEAS
This month we launch our Global Ideas Program – a simple concept where we ask members to imagine the future and send us their ideas via their smart phones. Join us as we gather global insight, humour and experience and apply it to topics that matter.
Next Video Theme: Ideas/inventions that change lives
Send us your video to ideas@advance.org
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 ADVANCE FOUNDER ON GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY 
You know the cliché story of a company getting its start from scribbles on the back of a serviette due to a bright spark over lunch or dinner; well Advance is one of those clichés that actually came to life. Our story begins in 2002 over a dinner party conversation between leading Australian figures based in New York. Switzer TV interviewed our founder, Ken Allen on the Advance journey. When asked what has underpinned our success? Collaboration, of course! [More...]
 
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WHAT'S HOT RIGHT NOW - POPTECH

PopTech is a unique global community of cutting-edge leaders, thinkers, and doers from many different disciplines, who come together to explore the social impact of new technologies, the forces of change shaping our future, and new approaches to solving the world’s most significant challenges. They invited Australian inventor, engineer and MacArthur Genius Grant-winner, Saul Griffith to audit the world’s energy use and along the way they developed an online tool you can use to gauge your energy footprints and learn how to reduce our roles in climate change. [More…]
 
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LIVING THE BIG GREEN WITH SARAH BACKHOUSE
 
 
Vicino House embodies a collaboration of traditionally competing priorities: sustainable living and luxury design. Sarah Backhouse headed to the Pacific Palisades to meet the team behind this award winning property, ranked one of the greenest homes in North America. [More…] 
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AUSTRALIA'S GLOBAL CREATIVE COLLABORATORS 
Advance together with the Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC) asked three of Australia’s leaders based in China, U.S. and Australia for their views on the national broadband network, embracing failure, working with China, mobile solutions and skills for the future. [More...]

Watch Megan Elliot
 - Megan is the Director of X Media Lab, China
 
Watch Laura Chambers - Laura is the Senior Director of PayPal Mobile & former Chief of Staff, eBay, U.S.
 
Watch Opher Yom-Tov - Opher is the National Manager Design and Innovation of BT Financial Group, Australia
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HOW TO CREATE A 21ST CENTURY SOCIAL MOVEMENT 
 
Jeremy Heimans has been building movements since he was a self described "precocious little brat", running media campaigns and lobbying politicians from the age of eight on issues like environmental degradation and nuclear proliferation. USA Today interviewed Jeremy on How to Create a 21st Century Social Movement and his most recent accolade, the Ford Foundation’s Visionary Award.[More…]
 
 
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JOBS BOARD
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION, ADVANCE
 
Be part of the Advance Team. The newly created Director of Innovation position is global in scope and based in the US. Reporting to the CEO and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Director of Innovation will be responsible for the development and implementation of Advance’s innovation and commercialisation strategy plan and contribute to the development of the organisation’s strategic goals. [More...]
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THE HYPHENATED ONES - WHERE ARE YOU FROM?


My cultural background is South Indian and I migrated with my family to Australia when I was younger – and have I mentioned that I currently live in Shanghai, China? Therein lies my hyphenated-ness…So where am I from, but more importantly are the hyphenated ones going to become the norm rather than the exception? Are they already? If my Norwegian fiancé and I have a child, our child will add one more hyphen to his list.
 
 
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ADVANCE MEMBER BENEFIT
 
Eco Camp UK is a stylish new ecological woodland campsite, set in a beautiful five-acre bluebell wood in the heart of Sussex. Co-owned by Hugh Sadie, a Melbournian now based in Brighton, Eco Camp UK offers a unique holiday experience and the opportunity to camp side by side with nature, whilst enjoying the comfort of your own bell tent.

Advance members receive an additional 10% discount on the pre-June special booking rate.
Go to www.ecocampuk.co.uk/ and mention Advance when making an inquiry or booking. Find out [more]
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THE BUZZ
 
Our June snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
 
The Economist - Imagine a country of about 25m people, democratic, tolerant, welcoming to immigrants, socially harmonious, politically stable and economically successful; good beaches too. It sounds like California 30 years ago, but it is not: it is Australia today.
www.advance.org -Inspired by the Advance Women’s Leadership Summit held at the Sydney Opera House in March, 2011, four high-profile Indonesian and Australian women leaders marked Kartini Day at the Australian Embassy and debate the question, “Are Women Better Suited to Lead Generation Y?” 
 
www.news.com.au - China's rapidly growing demand for financial services, urban planners and environmental managers is offering lucrative career choices for young Australians.

UPCOMING
EVENTS
 
Boston 
Fri 10 June

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London
Tue 21 June
COMODDA Exhibition

Sun 26 June
  
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Melbourne
Wed 16 - Fri 18 Nov
Tue 7 June - Sat 17 September
Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

Mon 20 June
 
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Paris
Wed 15 June
 
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San Francisco
Thu 9 June

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Shanghai
Tue 14 June

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Sydney
Fri 10 June
 
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