Presented by Queensland Museum the festival brings some of Australia’s and the world’s most eminent scientists and educators out of the labs and into Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct and regional Queensland.
Advancing Medical Science; Life on Earth and beyond; The Story of Space, the coolest jobs in science, the world of wearable tech and celebrating women in science are just some of the events on offer.
The 2019 program focuses on brave new ideas as panellist’s debate the colossal challenges confronting humankind in the face of over-population and escalating climate change.
Experts from around the globe will discuss the changes to the Great Barrier Reef, the wonder and fragility of Antarctica, endangered species and the confrontational experimentations in de-extinction, and the most fundamental challenge: feeding the world in the future.
The centrepiece of the festival this year will be the gala event, a unique fusion of science and art aptly named ‘Time and the creative cosmos’ that celebrates the human spirit of exploration and discovery.
An impressive line-up of international and national performers will join Brian Greene World Science Festival co-founder on stage for one show only at QPAC on Saturday 23 March.
Brian Greene, will also bring his new show ‘We will be Martians: Our Future on the Red Planet’ to the mainstage when he explores the challenges of sending humans to Mars.
The popular and FREE Street Science! extravaganza, will also return and change Brisbane’s Cultural Forecourt into a massive science experiment for two days (23-24 March), with free hands-on activities for everyone, including robots, drones, and explosive science shows on the Osmosis Stage.