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WA School of Mines Alumni Kalgoorlie Graduates Dinner

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the WA School of Mines Alumni Kalgoorlie Graduates Dinner on Friday 25 May 2018.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with recent graduates and industry, to hear from Curtin University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry AO and keynote speaker, Michael Ottaviano, CEO and Managing Director, Carnegie Clean Energy, and tohonour some of our 50-year graduates from the class of 1968. 

We will also recognise high achieving students, celebrate the 2018 WA School of Mines Alumni Life Members and present a number of other awards.

The WA School of Mines: Minerals and Chemical Engineering would also like to extend an invitation to attend the Graduation Ceremony prior to the dinner. The ceremony commences at 5pm sharp (seated by 4:50pm) and will be followed by the dinner at 7pm. You can register your attendance for both events via our online booking form – link below. 

We hope you can join us for this special celebration.

Event details


Friday 25 May 2018


Ceremony: 5pm (please be seated by 4.50pm)
Post-ceremony refreshments: 6pm - 7pm
Dinner: 7pm - late


WMC Conference Centre (Ceremony)
44 MacDonald Street
Kalgoorlie WA 6430

WA School of Mines Graduates Hall (Dinner)
50 MacDonald Street
Kalgoorlie WA 6430


Smart business or cocktail


By Friday 18 May 2018


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Keynote speaker

Michael Ottaviano

Dr Michael Ottaviano
CEO and Managing Director, Carnegie Clean Energy

Michael has led Carnegie for the past ten years, taking the business from an aspirational wave technology developer to a world leading energy project innovator. Carnegie is the owner and developer of the patented CETO system, a leading wave energy generation technology, having operated the only successful grid-connected wave project in the world. Michael also drove Carnegie's expansion into the solar and renewable microgrid sector, making it the only ASX-listed company with a dedicated renewable energy microgrid project design, delivery and financing capability. 

Michael has been responsible for raising close to $200 million in equity, debt and grant funding.  Prior to Carnegie, he worked in research and development and consulted in technology and innovation management.  He has advised companies on new product development, intellectual property and technology commercialisation across various industries, ranging from start-ups to large multi-nationals. 

Michael is a former Board member of the Clean Energy Council, Australia’s clean energy peak industry group, and a member of the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper Committee. He is also a founding director of ASX-listed wearables company, Nuheara, and a board member of Screenwest, Western Australia’s film and TV funding and development agency.

Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering from Curtin University, a Master of Science from Hamburg University of Technology and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology.