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Melbourne Knowledge Week

Expand your mind and connect with other innovative thinkers at Melbourne Knowledge Week. This year will see over  60 events  explore the themes of innovation, creativity and technology shaping our future. Take part in a workshop, listen to a talk or even build your own robot.

Some highlights include:

Life in the cyber-physical world

In this hands-on workshop, the audience will get an opportunity to interact with robots, and new technologies from the labs and research departments of Deakin University to discover the new cyber-physical world.

Canopy: Melbourne green roof forum

Canopy is the event where practitioners at the cutting edge of urban greening share knowledge about what it takes to get greenery onto Melbourne’s city streets, rooftops and walls.


Concerned about online surveillance? Want to protect your privacy? Bring your phone or laptop and learn about tools that help you deter digital snoops.

Making Data Sing

How do we transform millions of lines of data into stunning and intuitive visualisations? This fast-paced event explores the ways that traditionally off-limit data is moving towards an open framework and intuitive visualisations, together with insights into 3D printing and dynamic mapping.

Massive Community Maker Day

Maker communities around the world transform traditional crafts using new technology, such as 3D printers, robots and quadcopters. This is your chance to connect with other makers, learn how to solder, build a robot or even create your own wearables.

When: 2 May -8 May

Where: Various venues across Melbourne

Visit the website here.