Dr Deane Hutton

Dr Deane Hutton is one of Australia’s best-known Science Communicators and Futurists. For more than 25 years, he has been sharing his enthusiasm for science and technology with others through nation-wide television programs. Also, he has used books, radio and the internet in science communication.

His work on television has included 18 years as a writer-presenter of the award-winning Curiosity Show, and 7 years as science presenter on Australia’s top variety program Hey Hey It’s Saturday.

In addition to his keynote talks at business conferences and seminars, Deane visits schools in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to present live science shows for young people. He presents three shows: The Magic of Science; Journey through Space; and The Information Superhighway.

Deane has degrees in science and education from Adelaide University (Australia), and a Ph.D. in Visual Perception and Message Design from Indiana University (USA). He is a member of the following professional associations:

National Speakers Association of Australia – with highest level of accreditation, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
Australian College of Education – Fellow
Australian Science Communicators Association – Member
International Visual Literacy Association – Life Member.

In his keynote The Foreseeable Future, Deane takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of the world we will experience in the next 20 years. With stories, drama, video and computer, he creates visions of the future.

These images include:

  • The Home
  • Work
  • Travel
  • Relationships
  • Recreation
    Homes and places of work will continue to overlap and interact. New forms of transport and communication technologies will continue to shrink the world. We are witnessing the annihilation of time and space. Developments in biotechnology are forcing us to rethink the meaning of life, death and eternity. Deane invites members of the audience to experience simulations of the changes which are approaching. However, he points out that the future is not pre-determined. What we all need to do – as individuals and as members of the community – is to decide what it is that we want. We can all be involved in building the future!