26 September 2023

World Science Festival on its way to Brisbane

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The 2023 World Science Festival Brisbane (WSFB) program is to return to Brisbane from 22 to 26 March this year, transforming the city with a galaxy-full of scientific knowledge, innovation and possibilities for Queenslanders to explore.

According to the Minister for the Arts, Leeanne Enoch, the Festival explores the intersection of art and science, opening minds and unlocking the extraordinary with a line-up of fun and exciting events around discoveries, new technology and inspiring scientific moments.

“With more than 130 free and ticketed activities, shows and events on offer across Brisbane from South Bank to Mt Coo-tha, the 2023 program offers Queenslanders an opportunity to see beyond the everyday and consider new perspectives,” Ms Enoch said.

“Since 2016, World Science Festival Brisbane has attracted more than 1.8 million people in person and online, bringing science out of labs and into our communities’ hearts and minds across the state,” she said.

“This year, the festival will cover a range of topics across its Conversations, Special Events and City of Science, with the ever popular The Hatchery; Turtle Conservation Experience, returning to delight visitors and livestreamed viewers.”

She said conversations traverse space and explore our solar system, uncover our prehistoric and ancient past, map out the science and stories behind our humanity, and consider how we can best care for the planet we call home.

Chief Executive of the Queensland Museum Network, Jim Thompson said this year’s World Science Festival Brisbane would inspire people as usual with the wonders of science.

“With so many challenges facing our world today, the festival plays a pivotal role in bringing science to the public domain and giving visitors the opportunity to explore scientific theories, listen to robust debates, and allows visitors of all ages to engage with and celebrate science,” Dr Thompson said.

“For our regional communities, World Science Festival Queensland will once again be a highlight, kicking off in Toowoomba in May, then Chinchilla, Townsville, Gladstone and rounding out what will be an impressive regional festival at Ipswich in August,” he said.

Further information about the 2023 World Science Festival Brisbane can be accessed at this PS News link.

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