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BrisMakerFest: Inaugural Maker Event at The Edge

By Administrator | 19 May 2017

Join us on Saturday 3 June 2017, for the inaugural BrisMakerFest.

BrisMakerFest is an event designed to showcase advanced manufacturing and emerging technologies in Queensland; promote STEM skills and their fundamental importance to advanced manufacturing; encourage the sharing of ideas and techniques between industry and makers; and promote opportunities for attracting younger people into a manufacturing role.

The program includes international and local speakers; a range of exhibitors including makers and manufacturers; masterclasses; and, a schedule of workshops on wearable technology, 3D design and printing, furniture making, drawbot robot building, and, creativity and computer science.

Event Details

  • Saturday 3 June 2017
  • 9.30am - 5pm
  • The Edge, State Library of Queensland
  • Half and full-day tickets: $5-10
  • Find out more and book

Program highlights

  • Official opening – The Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
  • Marita Cheng, 2012 Young Australian of the Year and Executive Director of Robogals Global – ‘The amazing world of engineering’
  • Dr Catherine Ball, 2015 Telstra Business Woman of the Year and co-founder of the start-up ‘She Flies’ which inspires gender equality in STEM careers – ‘Drones and STEM’
  • Professor Göran Roos, academic, technologist, businessman and thinker – ‘The future of advanced manufacturing/business innovation’
  • Kelley Roy, Founder and Owner, Art Design Portland (ADX) USA – ‘ADX Makerspace’
  • Chris Bridges-Taylor, General Manager, B&R Enclosures – ‘Advanced manufacturing: a local business success story’

Workshops and activities

  • 3D design and printing
  • Wearable technology
  • Fabrication of furniture
  • A range of exhibitions including makers and manufacturers, and pop-up primary and high school makerspaces promoting STEM activities
  • Roving robots
  • Masterclasses held in the Conversation Café

Presented by Department of State Development, in partnership with State Library of Queensland.


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