World Science Festival Brisbane

Join us at the World Science Festival Brisbane

Griffith University is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the World Science Festival Brisbane from 22-26 March 2017.

Held annually in New York since 2008 the World Science Festival is one of the most celebrated science festivals in the world, and now it’s returning to Brisbane.

The Festival will take science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct in South Bank.

A range of Griffith’s experts will join international leaders from across science and the arts for four action-packed days of public science at its best.

There will be something for all ages – from hands on science activities by the Griffith Science On the Go! team for children to stimulating and thought provoking discussions.

Special events

Private reception with Alan Mackay-Sim

Alumni and industry partners

Exclusive pre-show event

Special Guest: Alan Mackay-Sim

Intimate pre‐show drinks and canapés with the 2017 Australian of the Year.

Science and Sound

Exploring the art and science of sound

24 – 26 March 2017

100 Ways to Listen

  • Time Crystals
  • Sonic Environments
  • Sonic Playground
  • Sonic Environments
  • 84 Pianos

Street science! Science on the Go

Street science! Showcasing science

25 and 26 March 2017

11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Come along to the Showcasing Science stage at Street Science!

These quick-fire science demonstrations will leave you wanting to see and learn more.

Explore the full program

World Science Festival Brisbane

22–26 March 2017

Bringing together great minds in science and the arts. Producing live and digital content to present the wonders of science and the drama of scientific discovery.

Conversations and talks

Prof. Rod Connolly

Prof. Rod Connolly

Ocean Action: Can science save this precious environment?

26 March 2017

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Prof. Stuart Bunn

Prof. Stuart Bunn

Water: It's not a privilege

22 March 2017

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Prof. Poh-Ling Tan

Prof. Poh-Ling Tan

Water: It's not a privilege

22 March 2017

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Dr David Tuffley

Dr David Tuffley

Frankenstein Anxiety: Robotics and the Replacement of Ourselves

23 March 2017

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Prof. Jennifer Martin

Prof. Jennifer Martin

Hidden Figures: Film and panel discussion

25 March 2017

2.00 pm

Assoc. Prof. Anne Roiko

Assoc. Prof. Anne Roiko

Water Talks: The Dirt on Water and Disease

22 March 2017

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm

Dr Fernanda Adame

Dr Fernanda Adame

Water Talks: engineering the solutions

23 March 2017

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm

Assoc. Prof. Frederic Leusch

Assoc. Prof. Frederic Leusch

Water Talks: The inconvenient truth of bottled water

25 March 2017

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm