Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017

Stretch those stiff brain muscles with a week of talks, tech bootcamps and art treasure hunts.
Kat Hayes
Published on April 24, 2017


Our knowledge sector is responsible for new ideas, technology and Game of Thrones — i.e. all the important things. And now it's the time of year to give them a comprehensive look-in, check out what they've been up to and exercise our frontal lobes with the arrival of Melbourne Knowledge Week. Running over the first week of May, there'll be more than 70 different events on the agenda full of movers, shakers and thinkers under the themes of urban living, food, community sandbox, the body, future work and startups.

Attend a rescue dinner using only food about to be discarded, witness a conversation about art by Indigenous people, for Indigenous people, or attend a #shehacks bootcamp especially for women entering startups and hackathons. If you've got a best-thing-since-sliced-bread kind of idea, throw it into the rink at the Melbourne Silicon Beach Pitch Night. Or find The Playground, an interactive treasure hunt-like art project created by artist Betty Sargeant — you can hunt for sculpture pieces scattered around the State Library and then use them to contribute to a community-created piece of art.

And that's just the start of it.  So do some lunges to warm up and peruse the program until you find something you've always wanted to know more about — those rusty bits of your brain will thank you.

Image: Elleni Toumpas. 


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