- National Poetry Day (Queenstown Lakes Libraries) on 25/08/2017
- Brexit, Trump and the Rise (and Fall?) of Post-Truth Populism on 27/08/2017 7:00 pm
- The ASB Great Debate 2017 (Chamber of Commerce) on 30/08/2017 7:00 pm
- inSight: a sneak peek into our future on 02/09/2017
- Reinvent or Die? The life-cycle of resorts (inSight) on 02/09/2017 11:00 am
- Urban Design: How would you build your town? (inSight) on 02/09/2017 1:30 pm
- Smart Cities: Using technology to improve our town (inSight) on 02/09/2017 3:00 pm
- Snow Future? New eyes shed new light on snow (inSight) on 02/09/2017 4:30 pm
- Education: Ground zero for disruption (inSight) on 03/09/2017 11:00 am
- One Shot Medicine: Gene therapy and gene editing (inSight) on 03/09/2017 1:30 pm
- Antibiotic Resistance: The end of modern medicine? (inSight) on 03/09/2017 3:00 pm
- Fast Forward Science Fair Prizegiving (inSight) on 03/09/2017 4:30 pm
- Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke – Towards New Treatments (BHRC) on 05/09/2017 5:30 pm
- Election 2017: What Can Voters Expect? on 14/09/2017 5:30 pm
- The Real Life of War Victims and Refugees on 27/09/2017 5:30 pm
- The Dunedin Study – save the date on 02/11/2017 7:00 pm
- The State of Civil Resistance in the United States on 25/11/2017 5:00 pm
2017 begins with heavy hitting speakers and issues, including the first Nobel Laureate to speak in Queenstown and former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer proposing a new New Zealand Constitution. Next, collaborations with the AMN8 conference and e-Research conference deliver science public talks and school outreach events in February.
In autumn, in partnership with Jigsaw Central Lakes, we present a panel discussion of experts to bring light to the largely hidden and ignored topic of family and sexual violence. Throughout the year, we’ll have other terrific speakers to feed your mind – details to be announced closer to the time.
inSight: a sneak peak into our future makes a welcome return in September with a bigger, brighter outreach programme that brings outside experts and resources into our community. For schools across the district, inSight will be the culmination of their collaboration throughout the year, with presentations, projects, busking and speakers coming together in a celebration of science and futures thinking.
Queenstown Film Society screens an engaging array of films. Their 2017 season kicks off on May 2 with screenings on Tuesdays at 8.15pm at Dorothy Browns Cinema in Arrowtown. Their website and Facebook Page have all the details for the upcoming films.
Queenstown has a very active U3A group, offering weekly lectures on Monday mornings for most of the year except winter. Please visit their website at www.u3awakatipu.org.nz for programme and location details.