Top 5 Events @ Melbourne Knowledge Week

Top 5 Events @ Melbourne Knowledge Week


Posted 2013-10-07 by Gerii Caulfieldfollow

Mon 28 Oct 2013 - Sun 03 Nov 2013

Marvel at 3D simulations, be inspired by women in medicine and soak in as much as you can in the exciting fields of biotechnology, urban lifestyle, personalised medicine and more.

The fourth Annual Melbourne Knowledge Week will be held from Monday 28 October to Sunday 3 November, featuring over 60 events, exhibits, displays and tours allowing guests to interact with innovative technology and those at the forefront of it. Most Knowledge Week events are completely free and held in the CBD.

Events will be spread out across 6 categories of knowledge; Technology & Innovation, Health & Medical, Design & Urban Planning, Community Learning, Big Data & Research and Creativity & Culture.

From those six, I give you the Top Five you won't want to miss:

1) Tour the Melbourne Brain Centre
1 Nov, 11am-12.30pm
University of Melbourne, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville

Go behind the scenes at the largest neuroscience facility in the southern hemisphere. See the laboratories and meet scientists who work on diagnosing and treating brain disorders such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, mental illness and dementia.

2) Eurisko Melbourne
2 & 3 Nov, 10am - 4pm
The Arts House, 5 Blackmore St, Nth Melbourne

A two day Makers Market to showcase the best of our creative inventors and innovators as they share their skills through interactive activities. Space exploration, DIY 3D printing, wearable electronics, robotics and more will all be on the cards for this 'learn by doing' experience.

3) The Melbourne Design Ride
3 Nov, 10.30am – 1pm
5 Blackwood St, Nth Melbourne.

A different way to experience the brilliance Melbourne's design and architectural history has to offer. Lead by Alice Lewis, Architecture and Design Lecturer at RMIT, this guided tour will take riders through the CBD's iconic design buildings. With frequent stops for presentations and discussion, all you need is some water and sunscreen, a basic cycling ability and BYO (or rent your own) bike.

The ride will end at the Knowledge Week Makers Market (Eurisko Melbourne event) so there'll be loads to see and do even after the kick stands are down.

4) I Think, Therefore I Care Showcase
1 Nov, 10am – 4pm
Australian Catholic University, East Melbourne

A day filled with music, art, and thought-provoking discussions based around social justice topics of global poverty, refugees and historic injustices. The creative showcase will also comprise poetry talks , a session on the science of song writing , and open discussions by published poets and authors on engaging creativity.

Audience participation will be highly encouraged at this event with lots of Q&A time.

5) 125 Years of Women In Medicine
28 Oct – 2 Nov, daily 10am – 5pm and Sat 1pm – 5pm
Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Back in 1887, 21 years before they won the right to vote in Victoria, women were given the right to study at Melbourne Medical School. These first women in medicine went on to make major contributions to our health system, including establishing the Queen Victoria Hospital (the first one of its kind in Australia).

With women now counting for more than 50% of medical graduates, this enlightening exhibition will show their achievements and contributions to the medical research and practice industry from 1887 up to now.

These are just some of the many amazing experiences you can take part in during Melbourne Knowledge Week. Here's some others worth mentioning:

Take part in interactive demos of the bionic eye and search and rescue robots with our brightest scientists at the Victorian Innovation and Technology Showcase .

See the Walter and Elizabeth Hall Institute . Tour the laboratories and meet the scientists working to find the causes of cancer and infectious and immune human disorders and diseases.

Explore how game design elements can be used to solve urban liveability issues like congestion, frustration and mobility to increase enjoyment at the day-long Gameful Urban Mobility Workshop

Learn how youths from refugee backgrounds can express and see the value in their experiences and stories through creative writing, celebrating their unique cultures and societies in the Writing Workshop for Young Refugees

Most events at MKW require you to book ahead of time. For booking info and the full timetable go here .

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