Ideas and innovation webcasts
Webcasts in this category address issues including science, technology, ideas, the environment, engineering and business.
Think Outside invites local, national and international design thinkers to contemplate a ‘wicked problem’ outside their area. Think Outside: Society asks design thinkers to explore the question 'how might we design out homelessness?'
Homelessness is a complex issue, which encompasses many other societal problems such as unemployment, mental health, family breakdown and domestic violence. This complexity means there is no easy solution to homelessness.
The design thinkers making up the panel for this event are typographer and designer Catherine Griffiths (NZ), co-founder of Holloway Eyewear, Raffaele Persichetti, and QUT Associate Professor Dr Barbara Adkin.
Each speaker has 10 minutes to present their ideas, setting the platform for a considered debate and discussion around the practical implications of these new ideas.
Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Venue: slq Auditorium 1, level 2
The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame celebrates, records and retells the stories of outstanding Queensland business leaders and their contributions to our state
Facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chair of CEO Institute, the Game Changers series brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how our local entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves generation after generation, inspire teams, and envision success.
Graham ’Skroo’ Turner is not your usual corporate leader. He remains down to earth without the need to surround himself with the trappings of his success. The financial bottom line at Flight Centre is important, but it has been achieved because Skroo also believes in empowering employees, rewarding initiative and fostering the spirit of a large tribe throughout the company.
As founder and CEO of Flight Centre, Skroo steered the company through the GFC, to become one of the world’s largest travel agency groups. With more than 2,000 leisure, corporate and wholesale businesses across eleven countries, and a turnover of over $7.2billion a year, Flight Centre has revolutionised the retailing of international air-travel.
A Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation.
Date: Wed 19 June 2013
Venue: slq Auditorium 1
In a homogenised industry, Pillow Talk diversified and innovated homeware design and now hosts in-house designers collaborating with Australian suppliers and international partners. It is their strong design philosophy and focus on visual merchandising that has ensured success across the decades and continual growth into the future.
Facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chair of CEO Institute, the Game Changers series brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. Hear first-hand how prominent Queensland entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves generation after generation, inspire teams, and envision success..
Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation. The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, celebrates, records and retells the stories of Queensland business leaders and their contributions to Queensland.
Venue: slq Auditorium 1, level 2
When: 17th Apr 2013, 6pm -
Ranked as one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes magazine and one of only two women running a top-10 website, Sue Gardner comes to SLQ to share her vision as Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia.
Formerly senior director of CBC.ca, the web platform of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Sue Gardner now leads the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. which operates numerous online collaborative wiki projects, and supports a community of roughly 100,000 active volunteer contributors.
Wikipedia alone contains more than 23 million volunteer-authored articles in over 280 languages, and is used by more than 476 million people every month, making it the number five most-popular website in the world.
Dubbed the Librarian to the World, and one of Huffington Post’s top 10 "media game changers of the year" in 2009, don’t miss this special opportunity to hear more about Sue Gardner’s promise to bring the sum of all human knowledge to all the people of the world.
When: Wed 13 Feb 2013, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Venue: slq Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Deepen the conversation with Sue Gardner, Wikimedia.
Join New Zealand based commentator and thinker, Paul Reynolds as he discusses information access, cultural and technological change in the 21st century, and the challenges for libraries and library professionals.
Duration: 1:38:30 minutes
Date: 25 October 2007
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Digital strategies for libraries in the 21st century.
A century of reforming women offers inspiration to contemporary women who work to change the way we regard social and cultural issues. Join our panel of successful Queensland women from the fields of law, politics, social welfare, medicine and the arts as they discuss how issues have evolved since the days of the suffragettes and subsequent waves of feminists, and the real priorities for reforming women in the 21st century.
Speakers: Davida Allen, Dr. Cherrell Hirst AO, Zoe Rathus & Elizabeth Jamison
Duration: 1:03:08 minutes
Date: 23 October 2008
What brave new worlds can we look forward to? How will our ageing population change our priorities and habits? What options will we find for eliminating malnutrition in developing nations? Or obesity in our own?
After a decade of investment in encouraging Queenslanders from all walks of life and all areas of interest to work, play and live smarter, what progress have we made in creating a state of ideas and innovation? “Intelligent Queensland’ ought not be only a government priority, but a business, industry and community priority.
Join speakers as they take a look at ideas that will change your world.
Lauren Anderson from Collaborative Consumption – an emerging movement where old ideas of swapping, sharing, bartering, trading and renting are given a new lease of life.
Ben Hamley from Hello Sunday Morning and Smart Artz, focuses on social media and how it is changing the way we communicate, share, learn and adapt, inspire others and find inspiration ourselves.
Rolf Kuelsen from Transitions Towns – a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction.
Craig Rispin from Future Trends Group – Business futurist and innovation expert. Craig discusses how technology, social change and commercial imperatives are all driving new ways to work.
Part of the Positive Futures series presented by State Library and The Brisbane Institute.
Speaker: Lauren Anderson, Ben Hamley and Rolf Kuelsen
When: Tues 27 September 2011, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Where: slq Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 1:03:42 hours
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding These ideas will change your world.
Journalist Alex Mitchell began his career in the cut-throat world of Sydney tabloids, and graduated to Fleet Street as an investigative reporter taking part in the exposure of Soviet double agent Kim Philby. Giving up his job to become editor of Britain’s Trotskyist daily, he entered a world of class struggle politics and national liberation movements. With fellow revolutionary Vanessa Redgrave, he travelled the US and the Middle East, meeting Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat and Muammar Gaddafi.
In Alex’s recently released memoir, Come the Revolution, he gives an enthralling account of life in newspapers, where he was unafraid to ask hard questions about the world and himself.
Join Alex as he and fellow journalist, Matthew Condon (Editor, The Courier-Mail QWeekend), share a conversation on media and politics that is compelling, exciting and rich with insights.When: Tue 13 Dec 2011, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2
Energy is, and will always be, the largest business on Earth. This industry is constantly undergoing major changes as the world deals with climate change, pollution and the need for renewable energy.
According to Director of the Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence, Professor Hal Gurgenci, Geothermal energy is Australia’s answer: “Geothermal energy is an important clean energy source for the future of Australia which will enable us to generate base load electricity – the minimum amount required to meet demand – without burning fossil fuels or using nuclear reactors.”
Australia has unique advantages in its continental crust in developing large scale enhanced geothermal systems to replace coal-fire electricity. So how is this energy harnessed, what are its limitations, and what will it cost us, both environmentally and economically?
Join Ecospecifier’s Mike Duggan in conversation with Professor Hal Gurgenci and Geodynamics’ Chief Scientist Dr Doone Wyborn, as they discuss how geothermal energy works, how it affects our daily living, its advantages over other sources of energy, and the future of geothermal energy in Australia.
Part of the IDEAS 2011 program.
Speaker: Mike Duggan, Professor Hal Gurgenci and Dr Doone Wyborn
When: Wed 4 May, 2011. 6.00pm
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 1:13:30 hours
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Harnessing heat: The future of geothermal energy in Australia .