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    Melbourne Big Ideas Challenge 2023

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    Event description

    Powered by Future Anything, the Melbourne 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 to a complex, local issue.

    Students in Years 7-10 will hear from some of Australia’s most inspiring changemakers, as well as explicitly developing their entrepreneurial thinking and human-centred design skills.

    NEWS FLASH!!! This event is now sold out! If you wish to come along, hit "Get Tickets" to join the waitlist, and we will let you know if any tickets become available. 

    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 free 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. This event will 'sell out' so please only register for the number of tickets you actually require to maximise access for all schools. 

    KEY TIMINGS:

    • 8.30am PROMPT - Schools/students arrive & register 
    • 9am (PROMPT) - EVENT STARTS
    • 12:30–1:00pm Lunch break (participants should bring their own lunch)
    • 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 Haileybury City Campus, 383 King St, West Melbourne VIC 3003. Each participating school is 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’ entrepreneurial mindset in the classroom. IMPORTANT: All students must 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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