ADC Future Summit 2010


The ADC Future Summit 2010 convened around the question – ‘Are the risks manageable?’ Some said this was a negative premise, but there is no doubt that the dialogue of the Summit reflected the optimism, hope and expediency that permeated our discussions.

Our task in 201o was to unblinkingly view the catalogue of threats and opportunities before us, disregarding the simplistic binary arguments that pollute public discourse. We needed to reject conflicting “either – or” propositions and ground our decision-making in the considered application of pragmatic ideas. Participants at the Future Summit took on this challenge with admirable appetite, interrogating old assumptions, pursuing understanding and provoking learning.

With focus and vigour, participants tackled these challenging questions and proposed new solutions for a fairer, healthier and more productive Australia.

 Future Summit 2010 Report (PDF)

The ADC Future Summit 2010 would not have been possible without the generous support of our Partners and Associated Organisations.

Host Partner:

  • Victorian Government


  • Australian National University
  • Australian Unity
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Deakin University
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • KPMG
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • University of Queensland
  • Business Spectator – Media Partner

 Associated organisations:

  • The Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • Asialink
  • The Australian Institute of Management
  • Centre for Social Impact
  • Leadership Victoria
  • Leaders Institute of South Australia Inc
  • New Zealand Business Roundtable
  • Philanthropy Australia
  • Shaper Group
  • St James Ethics Centre