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June 3, 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm



Join us on Saturday 3 June, for the inaugural BrisMakerFest.

BrisMakerFest is an event designed to showcase advanced manufacturing and emerging technologies in Queensland; promote STEM skills and their fundamental importance to advanced manufacturing; encourage the sharing of ideas and techniques between industry and makers; and promote opportunities for attracting younger people into a manufacturing role.

The program includes international and local speakers; a range of exhibitors including makers and manufacturers; masterclasses; and, a schedule of workshops on wearable technology; 3D design and printing; and furniture making; drawbot robot building; and creativity and computer science.



Pre-registration is essential as numbers are limited.

  • $10 all day VIP entry
  • $5 half day (morning 9.30am-12.45pm, or afternoon 1.15pm-4.45pm)

Children 5-12 years of age are free (for safety reasons, BrisMakerFest activities are not safe for children under 5 years of age).




The one-day program for the BrisMakerFest includes:

  • Official opening – The Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
  • Welcome – Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, State Library of Queensland
  • The amazing world of engineering – Marita Cheng, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, aubot (formerly 2Mar Robotics); 2012 Young Australian of the Year
  • Drones and STEM – Dr Catherine Ball, Co-founder and Chief Engagement Officer, She Flies; Founder and CEO, Remote Research Ranges; Council Member, Queensland Futures Institute; 2015 Telstra Business Woman of the Year
  • Future of advance manufacturing/business innovation – Professor Göran Roos, Academic, technologist, businessman and thinker
  • Advanced manufacturing: a local business success story – Chris Bridges-Taylor, General Manager, B&R Enclosures
  • Design thinking: Delivering innovative and impactful products and services — Tom Allen, Managing Director, Seven Positive
  • Leading a design thinking agenda in schools — Adam Jefford, Manager, APDL, State Library of Queensland
  • Design doing — Neil Davidson, AUXILIARY Design School
  • ADX Makerspace – Kelley Roy, Founder and Owner, Art Design Portland (ADX), USA
  • The industrial magic of point clouds and holograms – Jason Hampton-Taylor, Head of Sales and Marketing, Euclideon International
  • MC – Tom Tilley, Reporter and presenter, Triple J’s Hack program



There will also be three two-hour workshops (open to the public aged 16 years or older) on:

  • 3D design and printing
  • Wearable technology
  • Fabrication of furniture

Other activities include:

  • A range of exhibitions including makers and manufacturers, and pop-up primary and high school makerspaces promoting STEM activities
  • Roving robots
  • Masterclasses held in the Conversation Café

The BrisMakerFest will be interactive and provide lots of opportunities to see what is new in manufacturing and emerging technologies. You can also find out if the new wave of manufacturing holds a career for you.



To register and find more event information, please visit the BrisMakerFest website.

BrisMakerFest Website


Presented in partnership with the Department of State Development.




June 3, 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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