Wednesday 5th Feb, 1:45 pm
Building a future we all want to live in is a key challenge for humanity and is framed by the constraints of sustainability. One of the enablers of sustainable societies is that they have adaptive capacity – the ability to identify challenges, consequences and opportunities, and be able to respond positively with an appetite for innovation and new ways of being.
The Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival is a collaborative community engagement platform contributing to a strategic narrative of building dynamic and innovative sustainable societies. The Festival has a series of three events – the EV Policy Workshop, the EV Prize race day and the community EV Show, that target specific audiences around the narrative of sustainable transport and cleantech industry development in a resource intensive region. The targeted audiences are industry and government policy makers, current and future innovators as well as the broader community.
The approach of the Festival has been to immerse the target audiences in the challenges and co-creation of solutions. The success of the program has been as an interactive demonstrator for the ‘process’ of science where creativity and the development of new possibilities meets the reality of performance in the real world.