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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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May 2017

BrisScience: Australia’s Jurassic Park

May 22, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Which species of dinosaur roamed Australia 130 million years ago? With virtually no fossil dinosaur bones on record from this time period, what can we say about Australia’s dinosaur fauna at the dawn of the Early Cretaceous? This month Dr Steve Salisbury discusses how his work tracking dinosaurs in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia might provide the answers. RSVP Find out more about our Venue Partner, The Edge, State Library of Queensland, visit: edgeqld.org.au

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The Science Nation // For the Love of Science

May 24, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Science Nation Logo

In the era of ‘alternative facts’ the need for scientists to share what they learn with others has never been more important. To find out how well actual facts are being shared from the source, The Science Nation is going to quiz a panel of scientists and their partners to find out just how much information is transmitted.

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Camerata // Finesse

May 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Camerata - Finesse

Finesse features the quartet in a stunning collection of powerful works including Haydn’s homage to Mozart in his Quinten quartet (a nickname alluding to the fifths in the opening theme), followed by

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Artful Business Conference 2017

May 27 - May 28
Artful Business Conference

This event is a business conference with a creative twist. It focuses on creating, building and maintaining your business in an artful and authentic way. This is a business conference packed with practical and meaningful development skills, inspirational stories and speakers with a whole lot of heart and soul mixed in.

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UQ Interaction Design Exhibit 2017

May 30, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

User experience design, or UX, is changing the way we connect with products, services and each other!  Experience new ways to interact with digital technology in this rapidly evolving field at UQ’s 2017 Interaction Design Exhibit! View interactive prototypes developed by UQ’s Bachelor of Information Technology (User Experience Design) and Master of Interaction Design students from the course Physical Computing and Interaction Design Studio. The studio theme is ‘Designing for playful and open-ended interactions in everyday life’. Within this broad…

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June 2017

Creating Inclusion, Giving Parents a Voice

June 1, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Hear parents’ views on services, programs and policies, and why it is important that parents help shape social policy, to improve the lives of their children and families. Opened by Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Speakers Terese Edwards – National Council for Single Mothers and their Children, CEO Phil Clarke – Queensland Ombudsman Karen Healy – Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery…

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BrisMakerFest

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

  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;…

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QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // It’s a Business

June 10, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
QMusic Industry Connect

How do you structure and manage your creative microbusiness so it’s a legitimate enterprise that at least breaks even? A range of industry professionals provide their insights, as well as leaving participants with a basic set of tools for steering the ship. This workshop will firmly embed the critical importance of having a commercial mindset to succeeding in the modern music industry.

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QMusic Industry Connect Masterclass 2 // Skill Up

June 17, 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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BrisScience // Transforming Australia’s electricity system

June 19, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Australia’s electricity system is in a period of rapid transformation. Growing renewable generation, the rise of distributed energy systems, and transformative consumer technologies will all lead to a future grid that operates very differently to the present. But how exactly will it be different? How do our operational practices need to change and adapt? What do we need to do now, to ensure this transformation happens smoothly? Join us at BrisScience this month as Dr Jenny Reisz illuminates the…

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