First international Summit on blockchain in Australia. Potential to generate millions of dollars in the economy. World blockchain leaders to highlight enormous opportunities for Australia and business. South Australia is positioning itself as the blockchain leader in Australia with the potential to generate millions of dollars of economic activity. The South Australian Government and ADC Forum are collaborating with world leading blockchain entrepreneurs, financiers and regulators on the first ADC Global Blockchain Summit in Australia. The Summit will be held in Adelaide on 18-19 March 2019. South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall, said the Summit will play a major role in … Read more

Save the Soil to Save the Planet

Far from the usual premise of Hollywood’s dystopian future horrors, experts hypothesise that the next central instigator of catastrophic international conflict will be soil. Forget the zombie virus outbreak, what may be able to bring humanity to its knees will be far less fantastical. The nutritional health of soil, and its ability to yield basic crops such as wheat, corn and lettuce, will arguably be the epicentre of geopolitical strife and violence in the decades to come. No longer should the image of vaults prized open and the sheen of gold bricks be held. If the dialogue on protecting and … Read more

Jack Welch Dives Into What Leadership Could and Should Be

While TED talks seem to be all the rage, just 4 minutes and 44 seconds of Jack Welch speaking on leadership will have you seeing the world and its galaxy in a whole new way. In under 5 minutes Welch hones in on what he believes true leadership is and how to do it, not just from lip service but walking the walk in the routine and the long run. To give some perspective, Jack Welch was the CEO of General Electric for two decades and got some things done while he was there. From $1.5 billion to $15 billion … Read more

What do leaders need to do to regain trust

Leadership has long held a particular allure for mankind. From the leverage it affords the wielder to make change as they see fit, to the myriad of useful externalities it brings, leadership, and the power innate within it, has not had anything but a checkered past. While memorable leaders such as Mandela and William Wilberforce have cast benevolent legacies to be recited at primary school history presentations for years to come, history carries the heavy weight of leaders who used their platform to harm, deceive and destroy. Pol Pot, Jeffrey Skilling, Elizabeth Holmes and Berlusconi, to name only a few … Read more


Interview Sessions – Professor Yoshi Nashim – Culture as an adaptation device

Culture is one of the best weapons we have to adapt to a variety of challenges we face and will face in the future, from nature and society. Professor Yoshi Kashim from the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne talks at the Australian Leadership Retreat 2017.

Interview Sessions – Professor Ian Goldin – ethics and technology

Fundamental changes are happening and technology is empowering humans in extraordinary ways. We have more choice about everything, even in the future the possibility of designer babies. What ethical questions does this raise?

ADC Interview Sessions – Joe Schoendorf – What does the intelligence age mean for Australia?

What does the ‘intelligence age’ mean for Australia and what role can it play in the future? High Tech Venture Capitalist & Silicon Valley Pioneer Joe Schoendorf talks at the Australian Leadership Retreat 2017

ADC Interview Sessions – Professor Brian Schmidt – the need for Business and University to collaborate

Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice Chancellor at ANU “How much Australian business and university collaborate is appalling – one of the worst places in the world. We need to focus on how business and universities come together to accelerate innovation”