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Innovation Week

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017

From Monday 14 to Friday 18 August the University of Sydney is bringing together staff and students involved with ground breaking discoveries and transformative inventions to celebrate and share how we are changing the world.

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    9.00am - 5.00pm

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    Thursday 10 August The global education opportunity faces a financing challenge: Join Alice P Albright discussing the need to secure fundingto provide extraordinary gains for children and young people living in the world’s poorest countries through education. The University of Sydney Business School, CBD Campus, 6–7.30pm
    Monday 14 August Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence ceremony MacLaurin Hall, 4pm
    This Sounds Like Science: Quantum science explained through the electric guitar City Recital Hall, 12.30pm
    Proto 2 workshop: INCUBATE’s five-week introductory program into the world of startups – join them for the first session. Darlington Campus, 4-7pm
    Tuesday 15 August Student Challenge pitch competition New Law School foyer, 4pm
    Sydney Ideas: The future of work  The complexity and uncertainty of the future of work means today’s graduates will have to adapt to new jobs and work environments. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of the future of work. Barangaroo, 6.30pm
    Sydney Ideas: Data Science – the Future of Better Health? WIMR Conference Room, 5.30pm
    3D Printing 101: Have you ever wondered what 3D printing is all about and how you can get started? This short 30 minute workshop introduces you to the MakerBot 3D printer and steps you through the process; from finding designs online or making your own (using free online tools), to setting up the printer to print. ThinkSpace, University of Sydney Library, 12pm/1pm/2pm
    Wednesday 16 August Sydney Teaching Colloquium – The Creative Curriculum. Discover the innovative ways in which colleagues have brought features of the new curriculum alive.Themes: Real World Projects, The Open Learning Environment (OLE), and Making the Graduate Qualities Real. Education Building Lecture Theatre 351, 1-4pm
    Student Inspired Innovation – Humanitarian Engineering. See how our students are learning, innovating and applying diverse engineering skills to development, disaster and remote community contexts globally. Institute Building, 6-8.30pm
    Sydney Ideas: Why we need a Universal Basic Income Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, 6–7.30pm
    Gala dinner: a celebration hosted by Vice-Chancellor & Principal Dr Michael Spence AC to bring together founders, entrepreneurs, industry, researchers and students who are pioneering ground-breaking ventures. MacLaurin Hall, 6.30pm
    Kickstarting collaborative research partnerships in the humanities, arts and social sciences: Interested in translating your academic research into real world social impact? Have a potential research partner in mind but unsure of how to forge a research collaboration? This Quick Bite will outline tips, tools and strategies to help you navigate the world of research partnerships. New Law School Annexe , Seminar Room 446, 12.15–12.45pm
    Thursday 17
    Sydney Policy Lab launch and workshop, with keynote addresses by Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education and the Vice-Chancellor. CBD Business School campus, 8am-12pm
    Immersive Learning Laboratory Launch: Discover how virtual reality technology has revolutionised educational opportunities. PNR Lecture Theatre 2, 5.30-7.30pm
    Corporate Governance and Regulation: East Meets West Conference 17-18 August, New Law School building
    Emerge – STEM Careers Expo at Cicada Innovations, a creative showcase of STEM careers to inspire, support and grow the knowledge economy in Australia, and to highlight viable alternate career pathways for STEM educated students within tech startups and scaleups. Cicada Innovations, Eveleigh, 2–5pm
    Friday 18 August 3 Minute Thesis finals, hosted by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, judged by a panel including the Vice-Chancellor. Abercrombie Lecture Theatre 1110, 10am
    Saturday 19 August Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia conference Abercrombie building
    Sydney Science Festival events August 8: Science + Quiz = Comedy, Sydney Science Festival Great Hall, 6.30pm
    August 15: Sydney Ideas – Are your Genes your Destiny? Footbridge Theatre, 6pm
    August 16: Sydney Science Forum. Stranger Things: The Uncanny World of Animal Pregnancy Eastern Ave Auditorium, 5.45pm