Queenslanders in Conversation: mega events


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As we hang up our boots after the Commonwealth Games, we will explore some of the economic, environmental and social impacts of large scale events in Queensland and across the globe.

In the second Queenslanders in Conversation talk for 2018, our guest host from ABC Radio Brisbane will facilitate a conversation between a panel of highly regarded Queenslanders from diverse backgrounds, audience members and online viewers.

This Queenslanders in Conversation event compliments the Bright, Bold and Boundless display in the Asia Pacific Design Library which invites you to explore the fascinating story behind the iconic Queen's Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. We invite you to join us for a free tour of the space at 5.30pm, prior to the talk.

Can’t make it in person? Watch the live stream on our website and join the conversation on social media using #SLQconvo.

Registrations for this event is free. If you register your attendance but find that you can no longer attend, please contact us so we can release your ticket.

Meet the panel

Mark Peters | @GC2018
Mark Peters serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, a position he accepted after heading the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Bid Company. His senior sporting administration roles include almost 10 years as CEO of the Australian Sports Commission, President of the Australian Baseball Federation, and Executive member of International Baseball Federation. Mark has long advocated for increased sport and physical fitness programs in schools and championed Australia’s profile on the international sporting stage, as a competitive nation and host destination for major sporting events.

Dr Alana Thomson | @GriffithBiz
Alana Thomson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management in the Griffith Business School. Her research focuses on the social and sporting legacies for host communities from large-scale sport events. Her recent industry and policy experiences include consulting to and working with the Queensland Government’s Office of the Commonwealth Games. Alana’s current research projects aim to understand how host communities can maximise the likelihood of securing positive legacies from hosting large-scale sport events.

Paula NihĂ´t | @Yugambeh_Mus
Paula is a Gamilaraay woman who, as a member of Yugambeh Museum Language & Heritage Research Centre team, was involved with the cultural impact of GC2018 Commonwealth Games. She has an extensive background in project management that underpins the successful creation and implementation of language engagement products. These include Yugambeh Jarla, an annual five-star bush food dining and performance evening that links the region’s blue chip companies and government organisations with local community members and the Museum’s language initiatives. As a visual artist, Paula expresses story and culture through a variety of visual art forms.

Jackie Ryan | @JackieRyan_Inc Jackie Ryan holds a PhD in history and political science from the University of Queensland, where she was an Honorary Research Fellow. She produces the Aurealis Award-winning comic series Burger Force and founded comedy writing collective the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary. Jackie’s most recent book, We’ll Show the World: Expo 88 (UQP) explores the shifting social and political environment of Expo 88; the rorts, the forced resumption of land, the arguments, and how such an elaborate and expensive party changed a city forever.

Fabrizio Carmignani | Fabrizio is Dean and Professor of Economics in the Griffith Business School. His research is in the field of applied macroeconomics and applied econometrics. His recent publications are in the areas of conflict economics, tourism economics, policy modeling, spatial econometrics, and the economics of natural resources. He is also a regular contributor to various media outlets, where he writes and speaks about fiscal and monetary policy issues in Australia and overseas. Between 2002 and 2009 he worked for the United Nations in various roles, including the position of First Economist in the Trade, Finance and Economic Development Division of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

Wed 9 May 2018, 6:00 pm - 07:15 pm
SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
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(07) 3842 9125 | partnerships@slq.qld.gov.au

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