Dr Kristin Alford Futurist & Director, MOD (Museum of Discovery), Adelaide
Dr Kristin Alford is a futurist and the inaugural Director of the future-focused museum MOD. at the University of South Australia. At MOD. Kristin leads a team of science communicators and designers developing immersive experience to showcase research and innovation to young adults. This work has been recognized by awards from the Asia-Pacific Network of Science Centres and the Australian Museums and Galleries Association.
Kristin is also a member of the Accreditation, Recognition and Certification Committee for the South Australian Certificate of Education Board, and the Art & Culture Advisory Board for innovation precinct Lot Fourteen, and is actively involved in national and international science centre and museum networks. Previously she founded foresight agency Bridge8 where she led a team building foresight capability and developing emerging technology communications in domains including water sustainability, climate change, nanotechnology, education and health. She holds a PhD in mineral process engineering and a Masters of Management in Strategic Foresight. Kristin was the inaugural licensee and host of TEDxAdelaide and volunteers as a Boat Racing Official for Rowing South Australia.