Prof.. Ian Lowe

Authority on energy and the environment


Recognised by the Queensland government as “a living legend”, Prof Ian Lowe is popular keynote and conference speaker and an internationally recognised expert on environmental issues, energy, science, technology and futures.

Previous experience
He has held senior advisory roles for all three levels of government and consulted extensively. In 1988, Ian was named Australian Humanist of the Year and in 1991 delivered the Boyer Lectures for the ABC.

In 2000 Ian received the Queensland Premier’s Millennium Award for Excellence in Science and the Prime Minster’s Environmental Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. He also received the Eureka Award for Promotion of Science. Ian was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2001 for services to science and technology, was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2005, and [perhaps] was awarded the Konrad Lorenz gold medal in 2009 by the International Academy of Sciences, Health and Ecology for his contributions to sustainable futures.


Talking Points
Education for a Changing World
Environmental Issues: Global Climate Change
Global Futures
Science and Technology for the Future
Sustainability, Shaping our Future