Co-creating Townsville Futures

August 11, 2016

JCU is running a series of industry and community evening engagement events in August, September and October. The free events will run on Wednesday nights 5:30-7:00pm at The Rum Garden, Heritage Exchange, Flinders East, Townsville.

The series is called Removing the Boundaries – as in the boundaries between ‘town’ and ‘gown’ and also between civic leaders/professionals/stakeholders/members of the public involved in different aspects of our city’s and region’s life.

The first of these is entitled ‘Co-creating Townsville Futures’. This first free event will run on Wednesday August 17th.
How can Townsville and NQ co-create to innovate? …to what futures should the region aspire?

The informal panel will be MC’d by Mr Warwick Powell, and each of the panel members will answer questions about what informs their vision for Townsville, but also any views that you might have about how the civic leadership, business, institutions and the community, may work together to co-create the city’s future. Needless to say you may think that co-creation is bunkum and that we should all remain in our silos! But that’s the direction the questions/discussion will be heading in.

The panelists include:
Mr Peter Honeycombes, Managing Director, Honeycombes Property Group
Mr Graeme Bolton, Director, Planning and Development, Townsville City Council
Dr Jonathan McBurnie, Director of Umbrella Studio contemporary arts
Ally Lankester, QUT Fostering Digital Participation Project
Chris Walsh, James Cook University

MC: Warwick Powell, Innovation NQ Inc

There will be some time for questions from the audience to stimulate further discussion, and we urge Umbrella members to come and have their say

More Information about the series:

  1. Eduardo says:

    The event is free. All welcome!

  2. Is there a cost for the co-creating discussions? If not, I would like to attend please.

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