Melbourne, long recognised as the arts and culture capital of Australia, also has amazing scientific and technological credentials that are earning the city a similar reputation worldwide. Celebrate National Science Week and the potential of science and technology with a "sample" our very best and brightest brains as they inject stimulating factual stories into the conversation.

Expect discussion on how scientists are solving problems, the science behind discoveries plus breaking news on the latest achievements and innovations.

Panel:

Dr Krystal Evans – CEO BioMelbourne, Melbourne
Assoc. Prof. Christopher Fluke – Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Cathy Foley – Deputy Director Manufacturing Flagship, CSIRO and Club Melbourne Ambassador
Ms Bridie Smith – Science Editor, The Age, Melbourne
Emeritus Prof. Alan Trounson – Monash University and Club Melbourne Ambassador
Host: Niall Byrne – Creative Director, Science in Public and Club Melbourne Ambassador

When: Wednesday 20 August 2014, 6pm to 7.30pm (Entry from 5.30pm)
Where: Clarendon Auditorium, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 2 Exhibition Centre Entrance, 2 Clarendon St., Melbourne, VIC, 3006
FREE ENTRY – BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL via http://www.trybooking.com/FNNM or email melbourne.conversations@melbourne.vic.gov.au or call 9658 9965

A partnership with Club Melbourne Ambassador Program and National Science Week. Supported by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Future Leaders and Knowledge Melbourne, a City of Melbourne initiative