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Creative Brain Week Australia

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Event description

Get excited! Creative Brain Week is coming to Australia. 

Creative Brain Week is the premier international event at the intersection of creativity, the arts, and brain science. Its prestigious flagship event has been held at Trinity College in Dublin for the last three years. 

In a bold and audacious move, Creative Brain Week is expanding its program to include four global Satellite events, and we are thrilled that Brisbane's bid for the honour of being one of these events was successful.

Creative Brain Week Australia (CBWA) is ‘Thematically Connected and Locally Informed’, bringing knowledge and nuance to the Dublin recipe.

Who should attend?

The event will bring together the general public, neuroscientists, educationalists, policymakers, artists, innovators, decision-makers, funders, and people who have lived experience in anything involving our brains being creative, or developing creative solutions.

What's it about?

The goal of the event is to share knowledge, break down silos and celebrate how brain science and creativity collide to seed new ideas in social development, technology, entrepreneurship, wellbeing and physical, mental and brain health across the life cycle.

The fully curated program runs across three consecutive mornings, showcasing some of the latest and most significant ideas, research, and programs in the creative brain space. General admission and concession tickets are available for the full three-morning program or on an event-by-event basis.

We are eager to welcome you as part of the creative brain community.

Event Schedule

Wednesday 12 June | 10:30am - 12:45pm | Register from 10:00am | Cohort, 16 Nexus Way, Southport, Queensland.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Dinesh Palipana - Doctor, lawyer, & Co-lead research for BioSpine
  • Maggie Bell - composer and PhD candidate whose music and compositional processes offer new insights into Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  • Dr Martina de Witte 
  • Richard Nash - CEO at BrainEye, a brain health smartphone technology

Stay tuned for additional speaker announcements.

Thursday 13 June | 9:30am - 12:30pm | Register from 9:00am | Queensland Brain Institute, Building 79, Research Road, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Speakers/performers include:

Plus a panel on Innovative Approaches and Creative Therapies for Brain Injury

Stay tuned for panelist announcements.

Friday 14 June | 9:30am - 12:30pm | Register from 9:00am | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Queensland Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Speakers include:

  • Debbie Brittain - QAGOMA Art & Dementia Program, Churchill Fellow
  • Professor Felicity Baker - Music Therapy & Dementia Researcher, Uni Melb.
  • Zara Gomes - Van Norton Li Community Health Institute, Queensland Ballet & Lily Spencer, Head of Community & Education, Queensland Ballet.
  • Jim Hogan - Innovator, Neuroinclusion Pioneer & Chief Innovation Evangelist @ Google Cloud
  • Waveney Yasso - Composer, performer and proud Yuwi Burra & South Sea Island descendant

Stay tuned for additional speaker announcements.

Partner for Creative Brain Week Australia
Image details: Partners. We are inspired and supported by the following organisations and thank them for their generosity and imagination. Global Partners. Logos appear for Atlantic Fellows, Global Brain Health Institute and Creative Ageing International. Australian Partners. Logos appear for The University of Queensland, QAGOMA, the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct and Yodel.

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