From international level through to junior levels, concussion is one of the biggest issues facing sport today. Join one of Australia's foremost authors and speakers Peter Fitzsimons (yes the ex Wallaby), Prof. Damian Bailey (Wales) and Prof. John Sullivan (Otago) as they give their different perspectives on the impact of sport on brain health and challenge us to think about what can (or should) be done.
|Wed 13 July||07:30 PM||-||09:00 PM|
Limbitless Solutions are focussed on helping innovators to use their skills and passion to improve the world around them using personalized bionics and solutions for disabilities. Come and hear their story about how they are looking to assist communities to innovate with compassion. They will also be demonstrating how they use 3D printing to create an arm specifically for a local young man.Limbitless Solutions are proudly sponsored by the Otago Polytechnic. Funding support from the US Embassy.
|Fri 15 July||07:30 PM||-||09:00 PM|
Join special guest Naval Architect Lucy Collins over breakfast as she shares her science journey in the specialist field of submarine design. With one of the most unique job descriptions of any festival guest, Lucy is passionate about inspiring young women into science. Sponsored by the British High Commission.
|Tue 12 July||08:30 AM||-||09:30 AM|
Be part of this inspirational evening with some of our special guests and women from our science community where they share in two minutes what inspires them. Women from all walks of life and backgrounds share their science stories. Two slides, two props, two minutes.
|Wed 13 July||07:30 PM||-||09:00 PM|
Lucy Collins’ job is one of the most unique we have ever had at the festival. With a first class Masters degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, Lucy worked for the Ministry of Defence as a Naval Architect (a designer of ships and submarines for the Royal Navy) and is now helping run an MSc in Naval Architecture, as well as undertaking a PhD in submarine design. Join Lucy as she shares some of her insights from this unique role, and her work in encouraging young women into science careers.
|Mon 11 July||07:30 PM||-||08:30 PM|
ZooMoo Live is a unique opportunity to meet the loveable characters of ZooMoo - an international children's television channel filmed right here in Dunedin and broadcast in over 20 countries around the world!
|Sat 16 July||03:30 PM||-||05:00 PM|
Nearly all predicted rates of climate disruption have been exceeded in the last five years, meaning that a number of worst-case scenarios are being realised much earlier than expected. Coupled with a guaranteed increase in the global human population any chance of a sustainable future will require radical revamping of many of our traditional systems and processes. Join Prof Bradshaw as he looks at the future of our children and the impacts on their generation.
|Tue 12 July||07:30 PM||-||09:00 PM|
A strange experiment is afoot in Dunedin… DJs and science performers are hybridising to let music enlighten science, and science light up song. Combining Dr Graham’s thrilling science with DJ sixfootsix’s tunes, this show will amuse, intrigue and astonish as fireballs, explosions, marshmallow cannons, massive liquid nitrogen clouds and more get mashed-up to music.
|Sat 09 July||07:30 PM||-||08:30 PM|
Come and hear Dr. Newman as she outlines the vision of space travel.
|Thu 14 July||07:30 PM||-||09:30 PM|
Nigel Latta loves science. He's weighed penguins in the Antarctic, been zapped with a million volts, jumped out of planes with fruit and burned down an entire house. In this session he'll show you why science is the coolest thing in the world right now. Be warned, stuff may blow up!
|Fri 15 July||10:45 AM||-||11:45 AM|
|Fri 15 July||01:00 PM||-||02:00 PM|
Bee architecture is at once simple and sophisticated. We have much to learn from these industrious creatures. They are a model for successful collaborative community. Join me in the creation of a giant communal honeycomb. Write. Draw. Stitch. Hum.
|Sat 09 July||11:00 AM||-||03:00 PM|
|Sun 10 July||11:00 AM||-||03:00 PM|
|Mon 11 July||11:00 AM||-||03:00 PM|
|Tue 12 July||11:00 AM||-||03:00 PM|
|Wed 13 July||11:00 AM||-||03:00 PM|
|Thu 14 July||11:00 AM||-||03:00 PM|
|Fri 15 July||11:00 AM||-||03:00 PM|
Superfoods. Fact or fiction? Enjoy a meal made up of superfoods, and be challenged by Food Science's Phil Bremer and the team at Technique as to what superfoods really are and what really can make a difference to our brain and body. This 3 course meal includes a glass of beer, wine or juice. Cash bar also available. Be part of another unique "science of" event that have fast become festival favorites.
|Sat 09 July||07:30 PM||-||09:30 PM|
The SciFest Expo grabs the best, quirkiest, coolest, weirdest and most helpful science from around the university and packs it all into the ground floor of the St David complex.
|Sat 09 July||10:00 AM||-||04:00 PM|
|Sun 10 July||09:00 AM||-||12:00 PM|
An all-ages event packed with activities & workshops exploring the world around us! A Walk on the Wild Side, Bird Watching Walks, Mysterious Mistletoes, Pop-up Library, Shedding Light on the Night Display, Stream Health, Pond People Perusal, Weedy Dunedin, Wild Nightlife in the Garden
|Sun 10 July||01:00 PM||-||04:00 PM|
Join us on the hour by LOL Cafe for live interactive demos from stores within Wall Street Mall including the science of cheese presented by Marbecks Foodstore, how LUSH products are made & The Frontrunner’s science behind running.
|Sun 10 July||11:00 AM||-||02:00 PM|
Join the festival team and festival guests Dr Graham Walker and Chris Foster in a science game show mash up where Family Feud meets Iron Chef meets Face Off. A good old fashioned slice of science fun for the whole family to get into.
|Sun 10 July||07:00 PM||-||09:00 PM|
Become a science communicator making your own science show along with scientists of the University of Otago and the Science Communicators of the Otago Museum! Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Geology at its best!
|Mon 11 July||09:00 AM||-||05:00 PM|
Have you ever seen the smallest bone in the human body? A tour around the W.D. Trotter Anatomy Museum brings to life the wonders of the human body...
|Sat 09 July||10:30 AM||-||12:00 PM|
|Sat 09 July||01:00 PM||-||02:30 PM|
|Sun 10 July||10:30 AM||-||12:00 PM|
|Sun 10 July||01:00 PM||-||02:30 PM|
Join our Edwardian Innovation Tour and experience the technological marvels the Theomin family enjoyed at their home. Afterwards, create some delicious treats using Edwardian methods in our 'Drying Room'.
|Mon 11 July||10:30 AM||-||12:00 PM|
|Tue 12 July||10:30 AM||-||12:00 PM|
|Wed 13 July||10:30 AM||-||12:00 PM|
|Thu 14 July||10:30 AM||-||12:00 PM|
|Fri 15 July||10:30 AM||-||12:00 PM|
3D printing is the new technology of the future? Understand how 3D printing can be used in all manner of ways in engineering to change how manufacturing occurs.
|Thu 14 July||09:00 AM||-||04:00 PM|
Meet scientists from around Otago as they explore the Museum's collection in our galleries. They will shine a light on physics, help you make your own robotic insect and take you to other planets with virtual reality. Don't forget to bring your curiosity to our explosive free science show at 2pm!
|Sat 16 July||10:00 AM||-||03:00 PM|
Practical and interactive workshop where concepts of centre of mass, gravity and equilibrium are developed using stances, and basic foot movements. Learn how a small person can “win” against a bigger opponent through Physics. Force, momentum and torque concepts are explored using basic striking and fighting techniques.
|Mon 11 July||11:30 AM||-||12:30 PM|
Dunedin's multi-generational study began 40 years ago. Be part of this special meal with a menu made up of 5 courses from throughout the decades, beginning in the 70s, and throughout the night hear from Prof Richie Poulton has he explores some of the findings over the years from this world leading study. Get a group together, pick a decade, and get into the swing of things. There will be prizes for best (and possibly the worst) dressed and spot prizes.
|Tue 12 July||07:00 PM||-||09:00 PM|
Learn how to transform your home inside & out with colour! Talk to our experts and learn the tips and tricks about the following: Spraypainting, Colour consultant, Lighting, Tiling, Curtains & Blinds, Flooring, Pots, Plants, Paving. Drinks & Nibbles provided!
|Thu 14 July||06:45 PM||-||09:30 PM|
Join Prof Kurt Krause (Director of the Webster Centre for Research on Infectious Diseases) and some of the University team as they look at current issues facing us from a local, national, and international perspective. Whether it be the current concern over measles or the potential impact of Zika, come along, hear from the panel and ask them some of the burning questions you may have on infectious diseases.
|Wed 13 July||12:15 PM||-||01:15 PM|