UOW Big Ideas Festival returns

Turning body heat into electricity, the future of bushfires and extinct animals will up for discussion at the University of Wollongong’s next Big Ideas Festival.

Twelve top professors will present 10 minute talks about the big ideas behind their work at the event on October 4.

Interactive research stalls, live music, entertainment will also be part of the evening – the aim is to entertain and challenge the audience.

While it is free, people do need to register their place via: www.eventbrite.com.au 


  • Professor Jun Chen, Wearable tech: turning body heat into electricity
  • Senior Professor Paul Cooper, Living Buildings: Towards a Restorative Future
  • Professor Barbara Meyer, The fishy business of pregnancy
  • Professor Nadia Solowij, Slender in the Grass: A scientist caught in the maelstrom
  • Professor Zenobia Jacobs, Lighting up the ancient human past
  • Professor Valerie Linton, IF…? The future of intelligent fabrication
  • Professor Pauline McGuirk, How smart are smart cities?
  • Professor Maarten de Laat, Using Social analytics to change learning landscapes
  • Senior Professor Ross Bradstock, The future of Bushfires: Are we ready for the big burn?
  • Professor Nick Zwar, Playing hide and seek: why does it matter in health care?
  • Professor Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, Extinct & Eradicated: Animal states of Australia
  • Professor Paul Gollan, Unheard voices: the need to be heard
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