What’s on in NSW

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NSW Inspiring Australia briefings

Inspiring Australia hosts regular events for the STEM community to provide updates on research and policy issues and flag opportunites to participate in high profile campaigns like National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival.

Our next briefing event for Sydney Science Festival event presenters will be at 5 pm on Monday 18 June 2018

When: 5pm Monday 18 June, followed by networking drinks from 6pm
Where: Level 2 Foyer, New Law Building (ground level), Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney
RSVP: Please send an email to by 12 June

Event presenters participating in the fourth Sydney Science Festival that will take place from 7-19 August as part of National Science Week 2018 are invited to this Inspiring Australia briefing event to find out how the Festival will be promoted across Sydney.

We’ll also introduce our Sydney Science Festival presenter guide and other resources developed to help you make your own publicity efforts more successful and deliver a fantastic and well-attended event.

Networking drinks will be served from 5.45pm to give you an opportunity to meet other Sydney Science Festival presenters.

About Sydney Science Festival

Produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and the Australian Museum in partnership with Inspiring Australia (NSW), Sydney Science Festival celebrates science achievement across the city.

In 2017, the Festival comprised 185 events presented by 65 partners and attracted 70,000 audience members. This year there will be more than 200 events on the program.

We look forward to seeing you there!

To be invited to these get togethers please join the Inspiring NSW mailing list by sending an email to

Spark Festival

As part of the 2017 Spark Festival of Australian Startups, Inspiring Australia presented a  Commercialising Research forum, a chance for the research, startup and business communities to come together to discuss the process of research commercialisation and how scientists translate cutting edge research in a variety of settings.

We’ll be seeking interest from the science community to again be part of Spark in 2018. If you would like to get involved please send an email to

Sydney Science Festival

The third Sydney Science Festival ran from 10-20 August 2017 with ten huge days of talks, hands on science events, family fun days and more. In 2018 the Festival will run from 10-20 August. All those wishing to be involved should send an email to

National Science Week

National Science Week, Australia’s longest running festival, will take place from 11–19 August 2018. All are welcome to join the national celebrations by hosting an event and logging it on the campaign website.

Regional events

Dozens of science engagement activities are presented across the state by NSW Regional Science Hubs, including events for National Science Week as well as year round, entertaining science activities in the community that explore everything from the natural environment and coding to biodiversity mapping and astronomy.

To find out what’s on offer visit our News page. You can also receive monthly updates by joining the Inspiring NSW mailing list. Send an email to

Regular science talks

Attend STEM events presented by City of Sydney Libraries, Sydney Science Forum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australian Museum Research Institute, UNSW and UTS. For science talks in pubs, check out Nerd Nites, That’ll Learn You, Pint of Science Australia and Science at the Local.

For regional events check out the social pages listed by NSW Regional Science Hubs,

Science for families

There are often science-based activities for children on offer at Australian Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Museum of Human Disease, Centennial Parklands and Royal Botanical Gardens and Domain Trust. Fizzics Education provides science themed activities for schools, community festivals and private parties.