Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O’Kane, invites you to join her for the 2017 Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series to be held at Parliament House, Sydney.

The Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series showcases excellence in research and development, which is generating economic, environmental, social and technological benefits for New South Wales. The six-part series will again feature some of the State’s best and brightest, and highlight its tremendous research strength across a diverse range of disciplines.

The seminars attract up to 200 leaders from government, business and industry, academia and the R&D community – enlightening and exciting them about the innovative research happening right here in our own backyard.

“We are fortunate to have some of our very best researchers locked in to talk about their extraordinary work in 2017,” Professor O’Kane said. “And there’s something for everyone: from childhood obesity to climate change; Australia’s human and environmental history and the reptiles that inhabit our great land; and entrepreneurialism and innovation.”

For more information, please call Maryse Delorie on (02) 9338 6616.


THE 2017 LINE UP


WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2017

SIMON POOLE

Dr Simon Poole, Director, New Business Ventures at Finisar Australia, presents:

“Ideas & Execution: The Yin and Yang of Innovation”

WATCH VIDEO OF SEMINAR HERE!


WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL 2017

NICK KAYE

Mr Nick Kaye, CEO of the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, presents:

“An Ecosystem, Satellites and a Stage: Setting up Sydney’s School of Entrepreneurship”

WATCH VIDEO OF SEMINAR HERE!


WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE 2017

RICK SHINE

Rick Shine AM, Professor in Evolutionary Biology at The University of Sydney, 2016 NSW Scientist of the Year and winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, presents:

“Conversation in Cold Blood: Researching Reptiles”

WATCH VIDEO OF SEMINAR HERE!


WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST 2017

LOUISE BAUR

Louise Baur AM, Professor of Child and Adolescent Health at The University of Sydney, presents:

“Tackling Childhood Obesity: From the Clinic to Global Policy”

WATCH VIDEO OF SEMINAR HERE!


WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2017

RICHARD ROBERTS

Richard Roberts, Professor of Archaeological Science and Director of the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage at the University of Wollongong, presents:

“Our Story: The Epic Human and Environmental History of Australia”

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WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2017

LESLEY HUGHES

Lesley Hughes, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development) and Distinguished Professor of Biology at Macquarie University, presents:

“Climate Change Frustration: What Role the Public Scientist?”




NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane. Photo by James Horan.