Social Functions

Welcome Reception

Date: Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Venue: The Cube, (P Block), Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street Brisbane
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost:  Inclusive for all registered conference delegates. Guest tickets can be purchased at an additional cost of $50 AUD
Drinks and Canapes will be served
Dress: Smart Casual

To download a map of QUT Gardens Point Campus, please click here.

The Cube is one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces dedicated to providing an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT’s Science and Engineering research.

It consists of 48 multi-touch screens soaring across two storeys. Housed in QUT’s Science and Engineering Centre, The Cube is your hub for scientific and digital exploration. Collaborating with QUT researchers and drawing on knowledge and data from research areas in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), The Cube facilitates opportunities for the public to discover, visualise and contribute to research projects.


A Night at the Queensland Museum

Date: Thursday, 29 June 2017
Venue: Queensland Museum, Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: This event is included for all registered delegates. Guest tickets can be purchased at an additional cost of $110.00
Dinner dress code? We don’t expect ties or heels but we know you can scrub up well. Between cocktail & smart casual

Queensland Museum is conveniently located in South Bank and a lovely 15 minute stroll from the conference venue. For walking directions to the Queensland Museum, please click here!

Queensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland. Part of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct, Queensland Museum is within walking distance of the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the State Library of Queensland. The Cultural Precinct sits alongside South Bank, a vibrant mix of parkland, recreational and commercial space on the Brisbane River across from the Central Business District.

Event Highlights

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

Be some of the first to see the international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum. The exhibition features more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained. View archaeological treasures, including actual pieces of the Colosseum, elaborately decorated bronze gladiator helmets and original arms and armour preserved in the ashes of Pompeii.


Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System

Embark on a journey to the farthest reaches of the Sun’s planetary domain at Queensland Museum through the stunning photographic exhibition, Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System. Discover the intersection of art and science through 64 breathtaking photographic images of our solar system based on scientific data from far-flung robotic spacecraft. The exhibition reveals places of breathtaking, alien beauty combined with an exotic ambient soundscape developed by English musician and composer Brian Eno, the father of ambient music, to accompany the planetary photography.

Lost Creatures

Lost Creatures introduces you to some of Queensland’s long-lost inhabitants, including dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles and megafauna. Meet some of our state’s inhabitants from millions of years ago and marvel at their diversity and immense size. Find out about the challenges they faced at a time of great upheaval and change.

Featuring some of our most significant fossil finds, our famous Muttaburrasaurus reconstruction and new 3D modelling of Queensland dinosaurs, this is a larger than life exhibition you won’t want to miss!