Network & Dinner
Networking drinks at Botanic Bar (Gardens Point, QUT)
Monday 20th November, 2017
5 - 7pm
The networking drinks are scheduled for Monday 20th November, 2017. There will be drinks and canapes provided for your enjoyment. This is included in your registration. This venue is within the Gardens Point Campus of QUT and located adjacent to the Brisbane River, River Stage and Goodwill Bridge (pedestrian bridge connecting Gardens Point campus to South Bank). We look forward to seeing you there.
Conference dinner at Blackbird Restaurant
Tuesday 21st November, 2017
6pm - 11pm
The Symposium Dinner will be held at Blackbird Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier on Tuesday 21st November 2017. Blackbird is situated on the Brisbane riverfront and boasts 180 degree views of the Brisbane River, form the iconic Story Bridge to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Additionally, the venue is home to a lavishly designed Gatsby-inspired cocktail lounge which boasts our award-winning bartenders. This dinner will include pre-dinner drinks and canapes from 6pm, and three course sit down meal and drinks from 7pm, which are included in your registration. Additional tickets can be purchased during registration for guests if required. .
Direct purchase of a Conference Dinner Ticket only is also available through here.
Start-of-Day Organised Activities
Monday 20th November, 2017
9:00am - 10:30am
Talk a guided tour of The Cube (Symposium event site) and meet Pepper the Robot. The Cube is one of the world's largest digital learning and display spaces providing an interactive experience of QUT's science and engineering research. A number of interactive experiences will be available for some fun and adventure. If you have family or friends joining you in Brisbane - bring them along!
Code-A-Bot - Our recycling robots are slow and inefficient. We need your help to recode our robots and turn DERP (Department of Environmental Resource Processing) into a recycling plant for the future!
ChemWorld - Chem World provides an inspiring and hands-on experience of chemistry and its fundamentals. This project allows students to conduct virtual chemistry experiments too dangerous or difficult to run in a classroom.
Chem World contains three interactive experiments - Fireworks, Rocket launch and Macro-Micro.
Dino Zoo - Ever wanted to meet a dinosaur? Dino Zoo at The Cube is the closest you can get to the real thing – minus the danger of being eaten! Our life-sized dinosaurs are the most scientifically accurate portrayals of these creatures in the world. And, thanks to artificial intelligence, our dinosaurs will even behave like the real thing, based on a set of behavioural parameters for each species.
Access Tour to the Visualisation and eResearch (ViseR) lab. ViseR works with QUT researchers and industry and government partners to develop innovative ways of modelling, visualising and interpreting complex information.
Be taken on a tour through the Centre for Robotic Vision and HiQ.
James R and our friendly QUT support crew will be happy to tour you through these sites where opportunity arises over the 3 days.