Our first Freud Conference webinar has been a great success and on behalf of the committee we would like to extend a big thank you to our presenters, Dr Jo O’Reilly and Phil Stokoe, to the chairs, Dr Peter Smith and Dr Rob Gordon and all of our attendees for engaging in what was such a thought-provoking delivery.
Special thanks also to our IT/media team of David Christov and Damien Pierce.
The conference is now available for viewing in its entirety for the next month for all attendees, and new registrations are also now available at the slightly discounted rate of $130. Bookings through Trybooking.
FREUD CONFERENCE UPDATE This year (2021) we will be running an Online Conference on Saturday 15th May with the theme: Covid, Contagion and the Organisational Containment of Anxiety. The conference will run from 6-10 pm (1800-2200) Australian Eastern Standard Time in order to accomodate the speakers delivery from the UK at 0900-1300 GMT.
Dr Jo O’Reilly Fear, Loss and Estrangement: the emotional impact of the covid pandemic upon staff working in mental health and how the organisation can help.
Phil Stokoe The impact of Covid on the healthy function of organisations and teams: recognising isolation and its effects.
FREUD CONFERENCE ALERT The 2020 Freud Conference, LOVE in a Hostile Environment, has unfortunately been cancelled because of the pandemic, and the resultant worldwide lockdowns, the closure of all entertainment and travelling arrangements, and large gatherings of people.
In consultation with our two internationally renowned Freud Conference speakers, Phil Stokoe and Mary Morgan, we have now rescheduled our conference, with the same theme, to Saturday 7th May, 2022.
The venue remains as: The Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, MELBOURNE.
Our advertising brochures will be revised and sent out to everyone on our mailing list around September/October 2021. At the same time our online registration, together with the brochure, will be available on our website, and emailed to all interested new registrants.
We hope you all remain safe during this very distressing period.
Thank you and best wishes on behalf of the Freud Conference organising committee: Christine Hill (AAGP, PPAA) Roslyn Glickfield (APAS) Maryanna Podreka (AAGP) Gurli Hughes (Administrative Manager) Damien Pierce (Media & Design)
Mark Solms and Toby Walsh and their recent book publications:
Neuropsychoanalysis is the fastest growing area within psychoanalysis and it provides a bridge between psychoanalysis and the neurological sciences. This book provides an accessible introduction to the field through a selection of papers by one of its leading figures. It includes papers on the theoretical and philosophical foundations of neuropsychoanalysis, scientific papers on the brain mechanisms of dreaming and consciousness, the application of neuropsychoanalysis in psychiatry and neurology, and clinical case studies.
There are few other human inventions that are likely to have as large an impact on our lives as machines that can think . . . The steam engine liberated our muscles. The computer is set to liberate our minds.
The development of thinking machines is an adventure as bold and ambitious as any that humans have attempted. And the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already an indispensable part of our daily lives. Without it, Google wouldn’t find out whatever you need to know. Your smartphone would be . . . just a phone. In countless ways AI has made the world what it is today.
But where will AI technologies take us in the future? We know they will continue to change society, but how? Will AI destroy our jobs? Could it even pose an existential threat? What should we be doing now to prepare for the future?
In this new book, Toby Walsh provides a fascinating survey of Artificial Intelligence for the general reader: where it came from, the state of the art today, and where it will take us tomorrow. His ten predictions of what AI will have achieved by 2050 will surprise you! Walsh discusses how AI will transform our societies, our economies and even ourselves, and what we can do about this.
‘A compelling invitation to imagine the future we want’ —BRIAN CHRISTIAN, author of The Most Human Human
By 2062 we will have built machines as intelligent as us – so the leading artificial intelligence and robotics experts predict. But what will this future look like?
In 2062, world-leading researcher Toby Walsh considers the impact AI will have on work, war, economics, politics, everyday life and even death. Will automation take away most jobs? Will robots become conscious and take over? Will we become immortal machines ourselves, uploading our brains to the cloud? How will politics adjust to the post-truth, post-privacy digitised world? When we have succeeded in building intelligent machines, how will life on this planet unfold?
Based on a deep understanding of technology, 2062 describes the choices we need to make today to ensure that the future remains bright.
‘Clarity and sanity in a world full of fog and uncertainty – a timely book about the race to remain human.’ —RICHARD WATSON, author of Digital Vs. Human and futurist-in-residence at Imperial College, London