Alick Lau was born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia. He is a multi-disciplinary professional with experiences ranging from academic research to project management. After receiving his doctorate in 2009 from the University of Queensland, he returned to Hong Kong to further develop his career in the Design and Creative Industries
While working in Hong Kong he was instrumental in the development of a Design Index that evaluated the local design industry for the Hong Kong Design Centre. Following which Alick was project manager at the Digital Entertainment laboratory in The School of Design at The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, where he curated TEDx Hong Kong, The city’s first TEDx event and featured UN Ambassador of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall in 2010. In addition to this achievement he organised The Second Annual Asia Consciousness Festival, a 24 day festival featuring over 50 individual events.
Alick is a passionate advocate for design and creativity, engaging with students, local designers, artists and entrepreneurs in developing start ups ventures in the digital entertainment and technology space. Alick is well suited and thrives in working within convergence fields and cultures where innovation and creativity are born.