The Powerhouse has announced the return of Sydney Science Festival next month. The nine-day program will explore the theme of ‘Revival’ with festival ambassador Professor Veena Sahajwalla at the helm. Expect a variety of free and ticketed events including talks, workshops and activities. Set to take place across Sydney, leading academics, scientists and researchers will come together for the festival. Investigating life in a post pandemic world topics like environmental renewal to rebounding will be explored. The festival also coincides with the National Science Week so you can look forward to a jam-packed program.
Sydney Science Festival
Among the many stimulating events and discussions set to take place, you’ll want to have the following on your radar:
- Ethics in the Attention Economy on 19 August, delivered by Dr James Williams at Powerhouse Ultimo, will examine the manipulative tactics of big tech companies.
- Addicted to Dopamine on August 15 will explore the science of addiction
- For the Love of Birds at Town Hall looks at the bond between humans and birds on August 16.
- To Boldly Go will feature former NASA astronaut Dr Mary Ellen Weber who will share insights from her exemplary career on August 12.
“The Sydney Science Festival provides a fantastic avenue for our city to discuss and explore these issues together. Science and technology are vital lifelines for the health of our community and our planet,” said Powerhouse Chief Executive Lisa Havilah.
Attendees can look forward to Family Science Day on August 20 at Parramatta Square with a free program of talks, stalls and science-related activities. Several other symposiums and fascinating discussions will be part of the program.
The Sydney Science Festival is on for 9 days from August 12-20. Find the full list of events here and start marking your calendars.