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    Brisbane Big Ideas Challenge 2023

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    Powered by Future Anything with generous support from the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport, the Brisbane Big Ideas Challenge is a fast-paced and hands-on day of listening, learning, and doing, culminating in teams of students pitching their own innovative solutions that use Sports Tech to address a key community challenge in a 'Shark Tank'-style pitch experience.

    With some exciting prizes from the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport up for grabs, it's set to be an engaging and real-world learning experience for young people in Years 7-10. In addition, students will hear from some of Australia’s most inspiring changemakers, as well as explicitly developing their enterprising thinking and human-centered design skills.

    NEWS FLASH!!! This event is now SOLD OUT! However there are still tickets remining for the Gold Coast Big Ideas Challenge on Thursday 15 June. Click here to read more and snap up your tickets now!

    TICKETS & WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • The event is designed for school groups of students in Years 7-10 (students may not attend individually).  
    • Up to 20 student tickets are available per school. If you require additional tickets, please indicate this when registering and we will let you know if additional tickets become available. Educators/supervisors go free. 

    Schools with a ICSEA* Value <1000:

    • Early Bird: Free
    • Full Price: $49+GST per student
             

    Schools with an ICESA* Value >1000:

    • Early Bird: $29+GST per student
    • Full Price : $49+GST per student

    ICSEA stands for Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage. ICSEA is a scale which allows for fair and reasonable comparisons among schools with similar students. ICSEA provides an indication of the socio-educational backgrounds of students; it has nothing to do with the staff, school, facilities or teaching programs at the school. ICSEA isn’t a school rating. You can check your school's ICSEA Value at https://www.myschool.edu.au/

    KEY TIMINGS:

    • 8.15am - 8.45am - Schools/students arrive & register 
    • 9am (PROMPT) - EVENT STARTS
    • 9am - 10:30am: Session 1
    • 10:30 - 11am: Morning Tea
    • 11am - 12:30pm: Session 2
    • 12:30–1:00pm Lunch break (participants should bring their own lunch)
    • 1:00 - 2:30pm: Session 3
    • 2.30pm:  EVENT ENDS 
    • A detailed agenda will be shared with all registered schools closer to the time. 

    VENUE & TRANSPORT:

    The event takes place at QUT's Kelvin Grove Campus. Participating school are required to organise and manage their own transport requirements for students and supervising staff/parents attending the event. 

    PERMISSIONS & SUPERVISION:

    Each participating school should manage risk assessment & parent permissions according their own policies, and ensure a suitable level of staff supervision for their students attending the event. While participating teachers/parents will not be required to formally facilitate the sessions, their engagement in the activities will increase teachers’ skills and confidence in unlocking students’ enterprising mindsets in their classrooms. IMPORTANT: All students will be required to have a caregiver complete Future Anything's Media Permission Form (form will be emailed upon registration).  

    WHAT STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:

    • Their own refillable water bottle
    • Lunch, and morning/afternoon tea (if required) as no catering is provided.
    • Students are required to wear their school uniform
    • Completed Media Permission Form here (fillable PDF).
    • A dash of enthusiasm, an open mind and a willingness to engage with others.

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