Around the world, 12 February is the commemoration of the birth of Charles Darwin in 1809. Celebrating our University’s namesake, and the pivotal role that our University plays in the Northern Territory, the Charles Darwin Black Tie Dinner has quickly become one of the premier events on Darwin’s social calendar.
Hosted by the CDU Foundation, this event changes the lives of our students, and ultimately our community, for the better, with all funds raised providing ongoing support for students in need.
Join us in celebrating Charles Darwin’s contribution to science and the contribution Charles Darwin University makes to our community. Keynote speaker will be global tech entrepreneur and CDU alumnus Dr Mark England, with a special performance from ARIA nominated Territorian Emily Wurramara, along with a delicious three-course meal matched with fine wines.
Dr Mark Englund was born and raised in the Top End of the NT and has always been fascinated with technology. An alumnus of CDU, he is returning to The Territory as keynote speaker at the Charles Darwin Black Tie Dinner on Wednesday 12 February, in the Grand Ballroom at the Double Tree Hilton on the Esplanade.
Fortunate to have parents who promoted the value in education, thinking big and backing yourself – Mark has built two international deep tech businesses over the last 20 years that have taken him around to world in areas like sonar, sensing, optical fiber networks, cloud, data centres and submarine cables. Mark’s impressive experience has spanned a range of technology roles from research, start-up founder, business development, corporate technology executive and collectively spent years at the front line of deep tech in Silicon Valley.