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The Edge enjoys working with a wide range of external organisations, providing venues and facilities to make events happen. Many organisations that hire The Edge’s venues run events that you might be interested in. Where possible, these events are listed below. All inquiries relating to these events, including bookings and cancellations, should be directed back to the external event organiser.

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October 2017

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Building a Team vs. DIY

October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
QMusic Industry Connect

Many early career artists think getting a manager, agent or publicist is going to solve all their problems. We explore some case studies to better understand the benefits and limits of the DIY approach, and how to go about attracting the interest of support people when the time is right.

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BrisScience: Mother nature inspiring science

October 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How would you best describe the natural wonders around you? Would you write a poem or paint a picture? Maybe develop a mathematical equation? Mathematicians and physicists often look to the natural world when developing theoretical and applied research. Join us this month as our panel discuss how they use maths and physics to better understand nature and minimise the impact of large scale technologies on our environment.   Find out more about our Venue Partner, The Edge, State Library of Queensland,…

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BCO Gala Concert 2017

October 28, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Brisbane Concert Orchestra proudly invites you to our BCO Gala Concert 2017 – ‘Bon Voyage’. Let us take you on a journey around the globe with a magnificent selection of orchestral works conducted by the ever-entertaining and talented Matthew Schwarz. BRAHMS Hungarian Dances No. 5 & No. 6 HOLST Jupiter BIZET L’Arlsienne BULLOCK Italian Folk Festival KETELBY In A Persian Market plus many more! Duration: 90 minute program with a 20 minute interval (subject to change without notice) Doors open:…

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November 2017

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Why Should I Give You Money?

November 4, 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
QMusic Industry Connect

So you know what you want to do, but you don’t have any money to get started. The competition for public arts funding is higher than ever before. What makes for a competitive grant submission or successful Kickstarter campaign?

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BrisScience: Predicting our future: Genes and disease risk

November 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In 2013 Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she’d inherited the BRCA gene mutation. Last month Christina Applegate had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed for the same reason. Join us this month as Professor Melissa Brown discusses why the BRCA gene is linked with a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and more generally how our genes contribute to the risk of disease. Find out more about our Venue Partner, The Edge, State Library of Queensland, visit:

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QMusic Industry Connect Masterclass 4 // Amplify

November 25, 2017, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
QMusic Industry Connect

Industry Connect is a new music program bringing music industry professionals from around Australia to regional Queensland to help anyone interested in building a sustainable career in the music industry.

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Science Says!

November 29, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Science Says! is science as you’ve never seen it before, and with a lot more laughter! Join us as brilliant scientists, gifted comedians and talented communicators use their wits and wittiness to uncover the top science discoveries of 2017 – and a few of the odder ones, too! It’s an evening in the style of the great panel shows – think mixing Mock the Week, Spicks and Specks, and just a dash of QI. Last years’ challenges included singing about…

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December 2017

One Last Apocalypse – Free, immersive games & experiences

December 3, 2017, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

One Last Apocalypse is reaching its peak on Sunday 3 December, in the form of two prototype experiences – and we want you to come and play! So what is this One Last Apocalypse? One Last Apocalypse is a project that we’ve been delivering at The Edge over the past six months. To recap, it’s a project that has explored the idea of apocalypse as change, and given The Edge the opportunity to reconnect with programming from years ago: The…

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BrisScience: Artificial Intelligence

December 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Is your brain smarter than a computer? Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made great advances in the past few years. Many of these advances depend on algorithms that were originally inspired by how your brain works. However, in many important ways you are still much smarter than any AI algorithm yet designed. Join us this month as Professor Geoff Goodhill and Dr Lilach Avitan discuss how we still have much to learn from the brain for building better AI. Find out…

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March 2018

BrisScience: Could cryptocurrencies let you control & sell access to your DNA data?

March 5, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Last year saw an incredible surge in demand for direct to consumer genetic tests – but it raises a lot of questions… What exactly is a genetic test? How is your privacy protected when you take a genetic test? Do some companies make money selling your genetic data to third parties? How anonymous can DNA data ever be? Who even owns our DNA? And what does all this have to do with cryptocurrencies? Join us as Dr Caitlin Curtis…

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