Festival of Ideas 2013 - Growing Brains: Capacity, Intelligence and Resilience - Session 17

Social inequities in areas such as income, educational opportunities, gender, race and ethnicity have profound implications on the health, quality of life and life expectancy of different population groups throughout the world.

In this session, our thought leaders will consider what conditions are necessary for every individual to flourish.

Speakers' topics: Mr Ian Stuart -- Australian schools should teach Atomic Theory in Kindergarten.

Professor Nick Allen -- The Brains of the Family: How Home and Family Life affect Brain Development and Mental Health.

Associate Professor Lea Waters -- Balancing the Curriculum: Teaching Gratitude, Hope & Resilience.

Associate Professor Neil Levy -- Self Control: Through Skill or Through Pill? Mr Garang Dut -- Overcoming Adversity.