[ASC-list] SE-Qld: More events at Brisbane Writers Festival...

Michelle Riedlinger michelle at econnect.com.au
Wed Sep 3 04:18:48 UTC 2008


Some more events you might like to attend at the Brisbane Writers Festival
(September 17-21)!....

The Brain that Changes Itself (28)
Slq Auditorium 2
Friday 19th September, 3:20-4:20pm
Norman Doidge
Ch: Kate Pavnter
Doidge provides a history of growing field of brain research, highlighting
scientists at the edge of groundbreaking discoveries and telling fascinating
stories of people who have benefited.
Free
 
The Digital Tsunami: How the Digital Revolution will Impact the Book
Industry (33)
slq Auditorium 2
Friday 19th September, 4:40pm - 5:40pm
David Higgins, Antony Loewenstein, Fiona Stager
Chair: Franscois McHardy
It’s unavoidable and unpredictable. While other industries tackle the
digital dilemma head-on, the book industry remains adamant that the book, in
all its paper glory, will never die. In this session the Panelists ask the
questions on everyone’s lips. Will the book industry survive, can we preempt
the digital momentum and what lessons can we learn from other industries
already surfing the wave. Two audience members will take home their very own
Sony eReader, in preparation for the digital tsunami.   
Free
Presented by Simon & Schuster 
 
Going Green: Business, Ethics and Sustainability (49)
slq The Edge
Saturday 20th September, 12:40pm - 1:40pm
Gwynne Dyer, Frank Stilwell, Tony Fry
Chair: Robyn Williams
Gwynne Dyer is a journalist, columnist, author, broadcaster, and lecturer on
international affairs and the author of Climate Wars. Frank Stilwell is a
Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. Tony Fry is a
leading designer, design and sustainability theorist, writer, educator and
farm forester. 
Bookings essential: Tickets $12/$10 at qtix (136 246)
Presented by OZ Minerals
 
Winner: 2008 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Science Writer Award (41)
slq The Studio
11:20am - 12:20pm
Short listed winner in conversation with Robyn Williams
Free
Presented by the Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry 
 
Censorship and the Internet (86)
slq The Edge
Sunday 21st September, 12:40pm - 1:40pm
Antony Loewenstein In conversation with Annie Guest
In many countries, internet censorship has become one of the key human
rights issues of the twenty-first century. Antony Loewenstein conducts a
searching examination of the ways the internet is threatening the rule of
some of the planet's most repressive governments, including in countries
such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba, Egypt and Syria
Bookings essential: Tickets $12/$10 at qtix (136 246)
Presented by iSmart
 
 
Cafe Scientific: Can our thoughts change the structure and function of our
brains? (OS2)
Mantra South Bank - Official Festival Hotel
Sunday 21st September, 3:00pm-4.30pm
Norman Doidge, Paul Willis, Rod Rietze
Norman Doidge, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author,
essayist and poet. When he set out to investigate neuroplasticity he met the
brilliant scientists championing it and the people whose lives they’ve
transformed, resulting in his book, The Brain That Changes Itself. Dr Paul
Willis is a reporter for ABC's Catalyst. Dr Rod Rietze is from the
Queensland Brain Institute and head of the Neural Stem Cells and Aging
Laboratory.
Cafe Scientific takes scientists out of the lab and into cafes and pubs for
lively, engaging discussions. The audience can enjoy a drink while experts
debate the latest ideas - led by ABC TV science journalists. These events
are recorded for broadcast on Radio National.
Presented by ABC Science
Free


Dr Michelle Riedlinger
Econnect Communication
07 3846 7111
0400 577 843
michelle at econnect.com.au
www.econnect.com.au
 
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