Coming events—August–September 2018

August 28, 2018

Dancing with Strangers: Imagining an Originary Moment for Australian STS

6.00 pm
Thursday 30 August
State Library of NSW, Sydney

In this Dyason Lecture 2018, Helen Verran will explore the moment when the first Europeans arrived in Sydney and danced with the strangers who had been warily awaiting them. She will take this promising moment in which knowers in disparate traditions engaged each other with curiosity and respect, as occasion to articulate (another) originary moment in Australian science and technology studies.

Book your seat for this intriguing lecture.

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Falling Walls Lab Australia 

11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Tuesday 11 September
The Shine Dome, Canberra

Falling Walls Lab Australia will be an inspiring innovation forum for 20 young Australian researchers, social scientists, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals across all disciplines. The Lab provides a platform for each participant to present their research work, business model, innovative project, social initiative or idea in just 3 minutes, on stage in front of peers and a distinguished audience from academia and business.

Join the audience—book your seat by 31 August.

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Introducing Future Earth

4.15 – 5.15 pm (followed by refreshments)
Tuesday 4 September
RMIT, Swanston Street, Melbourne

Future Earth is an eminent global research network aimed at enhancing sustainability by enabling and translating the Sustainable Development Goals from research to practice.

This informal public event will showcase the activities of the global Future Earth network by bringing together three key Future Earth initiatives underway in Australia and abroad.

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2018 Australasian Early Career Researchers Network (AECURN) Queensland Symposium

5.00 pm
Thursday 23 August 2018
Federal Court’s Ceremonial Court, Level 21 Law Courts Building, Queen’s Square, Sydney
Cost: Free for Academy Fellows, $25 for non-fellows 

This event features cutting-edge research from early-career urban researchers on transforming cities.

Attendance is free but places are strictly limited so register now to avoid disappointment. To register your attendance, please email

Future Earth Australia is offering financial assistance to assist attendees from Future Earth Australia member organisations to attend this event.

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