Konica Minolta: Catalysing Innovation
Date: 20 March 2018
MPID founding partner Konica Minolta is hosting an evening with some of Australia’s best innovation minds. Facilitated by Tracey Spicer, the panel of Innovators will discuss roadblocks to innovation and what catalyses fresh thinking.
Social Enterprise – Glue & You: Paint for a Purpose
Date: 20 March 2018
Pop-up Art Workshop at Ubar with Glue and You. Grab a wine from Ubar, order a pizza, and join us for a watercolour art class! This two hour ‘Paint for a Purpose’ workshop will be led by Julia Lumsden. This is a workshop designed for both the hidden Picassos and the non-arty people among us.
Incubator Speaker Series: Social Entrepreneurship
Date: 21 March 2018
Time: 5.45pm – 7.00pm
Social entrepreneurship means using business knowledge and tools as well as entrepreneurial principles to address social and environmental challenges. A social entrepreneur is someone who recognises a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organise, create, and manage a venture to make social change. Inspired by Muhammad Yunus and other famous social entrepreneurs, young people around the world are now starting their own businesses to address problems such as access to clean water, sanitation, homelessness, environmental issues and more. Debbie Haski-Leventhal will talk about people and purpose and how social enterprises use the power of business to innovate and change the world. She will share stories of inspirational social enterprises and provide a few ideas on how to start one.
Emerging Writers’ Festival: Between the covers
Date: 22 March 2018
Presented by Emerging Writers’ Festival and Macquarie University
Get the inside scoop on what a career in writing and publishing looks like today. Hear from industry experts, authors, publishers and editors to gain invaluable insight to help you with your next career steps.
MQU Astronomical Observatory: Earth Hour
Date: 24 March 2018
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Earth Hour is the annual event, where during the hour of 8:30 to 9:30, people switch their lights out for global warming. Once the lights go out, we will take advantage of the darker skies and look through our telescopes to marvel at the beauty of the cosmos. In the run-up to switching the lights off, we will have have astronomy and dark-sky related presentations, a BBQ, refreshments, and most importantly, an all access pass to our observatory and assortment of telescopes (and wonderful astronomers!)
Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
With next-generation 5G mobile networks set to play a key role in accelerating digitisation the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID) will explore what this means for technology and industry. Meet the ‘MacPark’ innovation community and join the discussion with Optus, Konica Minolta, Macquarie University and NAB as we examine how 5G has the potential to fundamentally shift mobile internet from a communications gateway towards a tool for life-changing innovation.
Australian Hearing Hub: Developmental plasticity
Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 9.00am – 10.30am
Hear from Andrej Kral, Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience and Cognition at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Incubator Go-Program Info Session
Date: 27 March 2018
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Interested in starting your own venture, or looking to improve one?
Then join us at the Macquarie University Incubator for The Go Program – a 10 week entrepreneurial program consisting of practical workshops and speaker events, designed to take you on an innovative journey. Starting with idea generation and concluding with a pitch competition, you will learn skills from a range of industry experts and start-ups, and will also have the opportunity to network with like-minded people. It is free to attend and you can register for as many of the topics as you like.
We will be hosting a social BBQ to introduce the program and connect you with some of the other participants. We will answer any of your questions on the night.E
Date: 28 March 2018
Time: 5.45pm – 7.30pm
Want to know how startup-corporate collaborations can help launch and grow a business?
Nicole McCallum will provide insight on the process involved in creating startup-corporate relationships, present a case study on what it’s really like partnering with a corporate and share advice from startups who have collaborated with corporates.
Michael Cesa will teach us how to bridge the gap between the startup and corporate world with confidence and effective networking, sharing some of his stories, lessons and experiences.
Date: 28 March
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm
China’s rising influence – as an economic powerhouse, a military force, and within our societies – is increasingly felt worldwide. Concerns about Chinese “hard” and “sharp” power are on the rise as countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific take grapple with how to maintain constructive relations with China while deflecting Chinese government efforts to reshape regional security, access sensitive information, and influence elite and public opinion in favour of Chinese interests. Our panel will take stock of these developments, assess the differing responses in European and Asia-Pacific countries, and consider the implications for relations with China in the years ahead.
Panelists to include: Mathieu Duchatel from the China and Asia Programme and the European Council on Foreign Relations; Bates Gill, Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Sheryn Lee, Associate Lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie University, with Dr Peter van Onselen from The Australian and University of Western Australia as the event moderator.
Date: 5 April 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
The planetarium simulates the night sky exactly as it appears from Sydney, including special events such as the transit of Venus or an eclipse of the Sun. Come and be amazed by an up-close look at the motions of celestial objects, the surfaces of planets, deep sky objects, constellations and much more! You can take a tour of the local Solar System, peer into the depths of the galaxy, or watch amazing new planetarium movies.
Australian Eye-Tracking Conference 2018
Date: 26-28 April 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Advances in eye-movement technology have allowed researchers to engage with previously impregnable research questions across diverse disciplines and areas, including developmental science, neuro-cognition, linguistics, communication, education, applied perspectives and clinical research. Progress in knowledge and technology, as well as ever-evolving methods of data analysis, are bringing new opportunities as well as challenges. These advances will be explored in depth at AusET2018, providing opportunities for researchers to discuss the latest approaches to eye-tracking research including various co-registration methods with neurophysiology and electrophysiology.
The conference will bring together international and local researchers from academia and industry to engage with eye-movement research, and encourage new collaborations across disciplines and institutions. This network of diverse backgrounds, expertise and methodologies will enhance innovation, and contribute to a dynamic future for eye-movement research.