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Upcoming events in your state: July–September 2019

Posted: 15 July 2019

Scholar's Platform,

Below you will find a selection of upcoming events across the country that may be of interest to you as an Australia Awards scholar. There are events that may help you with your professional development and networking, as well as cultural events that may provide an insight into Australian life.

NAIDOC week has just taken place across the country, between 7–14 of July. NAIDOC week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

If you participated in any NAIDOC week events or other significant events recently, we would be interested in hearing about your experience. Send us photos and a short summary about your in-Australia experience to engagement@australiaawardssouthwestasia.org

Australia wide:

Innovation Month: Test. Fail. Learn. Deliver.
1–31 July; see program online

Innovation Month is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating thinking differently, being creative and trying new approaches, particularly for Australia’s public sector. Innovation Month includes events in different states – especially Australia’s Capital Territory – hosted by government, private and academic organisations.

Western Australia

Social Impact Festival 2019
15–20 July; various locations, see program online

Visionary Leadership – Western Australia
29 July; BHP Brookfield Place office, Perth

Noongar Language and Cultural Classes
Various dates; Cannington Library and Bentley Hub, see program online 

South Australia

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds
12–28 July; various locations, check website for details

The Art of Storytelling and Effective Presentations
23 July; Cliftons Adelaide

South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival
1–31 August; various locations, see program online

In the Frame: International Stories of Empowerment
22 August–3 September; Flinders University – The Studios, Sturt Rd, Bedford Park

In the Frame is an exhibition project bringing together colourful stories from the international student community, a few of whom are Australia Awards scholars.

2019 Investigator Lecture featuring Dr. Richard Harris SC OAM
27 August; Adelaide Town Hall

Careers Skills Workshop: Power, Influence and Persuasion
30 August; University of South Australia (City West campus)

The Royal Adelaide Show
30 August–8 September; Adelaide Showground, Wayville


Building the Past, Building the Future: Immigration, Refugees, Multiculturalism (Julian Burnside AO QC lecture presented by the Fairley Foundation and La Trobe University)
17 July; The Woolshed, Emerald Bank

HIV and AIDS: An Evolving Global Response
Multi-day workshop, see program online; University of Melbourne (Parkville campus)

Mallee Almond Blossom Festival
18 August; McLennan Drive, Robinvale

Navigating the Post #MeToo World: What This Means for Our Workplaces
29 August; Herbert Smith Freehills (Melbourne)

New South Wales

Social Justice Series: Using the law as a tool for social and climate justice
24 July; University of Sydney Law School

Sydney Science Festival
6–18 August, various locations, see program online

Engaging Women in the Built Environment
12 August; Sydney Lower Town Hall

How to Build your Mentoring Team?
22 August; University of Sydney Law School

The Big Anxiety- Festival of arts + science + people
27 September–3 October; various locations, see program online


Next Generation Resources 2019: Student Conference
24 July; University of Queensland

2019 UQ Volunteer Expo
30 July; University of Queensland

13th National Allied Health Conference
5–8 August; Brisbane

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)
9–18 August; Brisbane Showgrounds

UQ Sustainability Week
16–23 August; various locations, see program online

Australian Capital Territory

Indigenous Stargazing
19 July; Australian National University

Engaging with and Influencing Public Policy 101
30 July; Australian National University Acton

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change & Land: Exploring the implications for Australia
13 Aug; H.C. Coombs Lecture Theatre, Australian National University

Floriade – Australia’s biggest celebration of spring
14 September–13 October; Commonwealth Park

Australia Awards does not directly endorse these events