Adam Spencer began his career in radio by winning the Triple J Raw Comedy championship in 1996. From there, Adam became a casual presenter, and eventually took over the coveted TRIPLE J breakfast time slot, co hosting with Wil Anderson from 1999 - 2004. A consummate learner, Adam holds a first class honors degree in Pure Mathematics and has an immense interest in science. These passions lead Adam to hosting the ABC program QUANTUM and FAQ from 1998 to 2001. Prior to this Adam was a regular guest on Channel Ten’s GOOD NEWS WEEK series, ABC's THE FAT and continued to be a regular guest on THE GLASSHOUSE. In 2003 Adam hosted HIT & RUN for the Foxtel's Comedy Channel and in 2005 Adam hosted JOKER POKER for Freehand Group which screened on Channel Ten. Adam returned to radio in 2006 where he still presents the highly coveted breakfast show for ABC 702.
Adam's other outstanding achievements include being voted "Best Speaker in the World" at the World University Debating Championships. Prior to this, Adam was captain of the Australian Debating Team for 3 years. He was winner of the National Championships and winner of the Australian University Championships. Adam was a regular performer at Belvoir Street Theatre's 'Theatresports' and speaks regularly at science and maths conferences Australia wide.
Adam's book LITTLE BOOK OF NUMBERS has been published by Penguin and has been translated into many languages around the world.
Host: Speed Debating Panel
Featuring Panelists: Brad Barker, Eric Byres, Bill Caelli, Peter Gutmann, Eugene Kaspersky, Susan Landau, Scott McIntyre, Marco Ostini, Shaun Vlassis
The AusCERT Speed Debating Panel will close AusCERT2012. This event began a few conferences ago and has gained in popularity. Now it has become an event not to be missed and it really packs a crowd. Adam Spencer, Mathematician, Comedian and Australian Media Personality, returns once again to host this fast-paced, highly entertaining debate. The panel features AusCERT's favourite speakers and personalities who are fast on their feet, amusing and controversial. The debate comprises a series of contentious questions, with the panelists nominated to provide a stance for either the affirmative or negative of the topic. Which side of the fence do you sit on? Who will provide the most persuasive argument? The audience will decide, so make sure you hang around until the end to join the fun.
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