Executive Program

Frequently Asked Questions




What is the focus of the Executive Program?

We'll provide you with a set of proven tools for integrating converging technologies and nimble innovation practices into your organisation, including: design thinking, DIY tools, future forecasting, and open source approaches to innovation.

You’ll uncover actionable insights about the trends that are already shaping our future including:

  • The continued emergence of AI and machine learning that are complementing human jobs
  • The rise of “digital twinning” 
  • The future design of cities 
  • Biotechnology and longevity 

When you attend an Executive Program, you’ll benefit from our Expert Faculty, an array of extraordinary guest speakers including leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and world-class experts.

The Executive Program curriculum includes exponential technologies, transformational practices, and relevant global challenges and opportunities, each taught by current experts. You’ll leave with a comprehensive overview of covered topic areas, an understanding of recent major innovations, and the implications they have on industries, society, and our future. Prepare to be transformed.

Together, these insights and tools will enable you to predict and evaluate how accelerating technologies are transforming your industry, your organisation, your career, and your life. 

While other leadership programs focus on best business practices for today, you’ll come away with an exponential vision for the future in this era of convergence and rapid change.


What is the application process?

The application process for the​ Executive Program is not based on a reservation system, but rather, each applicant must apply and is reviewed based on his/her individual merit.  

The first step is to submit an application.   Your application will then be placed in the queue for the admissions team to review.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement notice in your inbox, please check your spam folder (and mark as safe if found there) as your email filter may treat our communications as spam.

SingularityU Australia use​s​ a holistic review to consider many factors including seniority and influence in one's industry or organization, passion for having a positive impact in the world, and a desire to join the SU community. 

As each applicant is individually reviewed, please be thoughtful with your responses on the application. The application should be completed by the applicant, not by an assistant, as information should be reflective of the applicant's passions and viewpoints.

The review process could take several days or weeks.

When an applicant is approved for admission, an Offer of Admission notice is released.​  The applicant must complete registration and payment via the custom link in the offer notice within the stated time frame.  Once both steps are completed, we will send welcome and logistics information for travel planning. 


What does the program fee cover?

Executive Program fees include the following:


  1. Check in to accommodation at 3pm on arrival day.
  2. Lodging will be at a selected hotel at the destination of the Executive Program. For more information see the Executive Program information page.
  3. Rooms are single/individual accommodation. A slightly discounted rate can be arranged on request for dual occupancy of a room between two participants. You are welcome to bring a partner or travel companion to enjoy the location, staying in your allocated lodging.


  1. Meals covered by the program begin with a Welcome dinner on the night of arrival through to lunch on the day of departure.
  2. All three meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and light refreshments at break times are provided for you.
  3. Some evening offsite meals may be at a local restaurant.


  1.  Transportation to scheduled activities during the Program are included when you stay at the program-provided lodging.

Not included in Program Fees

  1. Lodging for nights outside of program dates.
  2. Transportation from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport, is not included.


How quickly do I need to accept my position and pay the program fee?

The offer of admission notice will include all the information for you to complete registration and payment.  To guarantee your place in the program please pay a non-refundable deposit of $AUD500 +gst on acceptance and then the balance of $AUD9000 + gst within 5 working days


Cancellation Policy

  • Notice up to 60 days prior to the program:  full payment can be rolled over without penalty to a future EP that has availability.
  • Notice between 31-60 days before the start of the program:  50% of your payment would be applied to a future program. You will need to pay the balance to be confirmed for a future program.
  • Notice at 30 days or less:  100% of the payment is forfeited. You may rollover to a future program without having to re-apply, but will need to submit full payment to be confirmed for a future program.



How long after I complete payment and registration will I receive logistical details? 

Once registration and payment are completed for the program, you will go onto the cohort email list and receive regular updates as they come to hand.


Am I required to complete pre-reading before the commencement of the program?

Pre-Reading is not required for the program. However, you can get a head start learning about Singularity University’s foundational concepts by reading these pieces from our Singularity Hub website.

Exponential Leaders: How the Most Successful Leaders Will Thrive in an Exponential World

Moore’s Law: Will the End of Moore’s Law Halt Computing’s Exponential Rise?

Law of Accelerating Returns: Technology Feels Like It’s Accelerating — Because It Actually Is

Linear vs Exponential Thinking: How to Think Exponentially and Better Predict the Future

The Six Ds of Exponentials: The 6 Ds of Tech Disruption: A Guide to the Digital Economy

Abundance: Why the World Is Better Than Ever—and Will Get Better Still

Massively Transformative Purpose: The Motivating Power of a Massive Transformative Purpose

Moonshot Thinking: This Is How to Invent Radical Solutions to Huge Problems


What do you recommend bringing?

Here is a list of items we recommend that you bring. 

Travel Documents:

  • Passport/visa(s) (if coming from overseas)
  • Personal ID
  • Cash and credit card(s)
  • Health insurance cards/document(s)
  • Hotel address
  • Transportation tickets (plane, train, bus, car, etc.)
  • Emergency contacts and important addresses



  • Mobile device and charger
  • Tablet and charger
  • Laptop and charger
  • Electrical converters and adapters


What is the dress code?

Dress code is business casual.

Here are a few things we recommend:

  • One slightly more business formal suit or dress for any off-site networking opportunities, and for the class photo.
  • One pair of comfortable walking shoes for potential tours and offsite visits.
  • Athletic wear and swimmers if you choose to participate in morning fitness classes or pool activities.


If you have any further questions about applications, the program or logistics please contact us.