Past Townsville Event: VOL 2

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February 20, 2013

Our Vol. 2 Presenters include: Sandy McCathie, Bob Dennis, Alan Carpenter, Adam Brown, Vicki Salisbury, Jo Lankester, Robert Crispe, David Metcalfe and Glen Chilton.

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Discovery Rise

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2013

Alan Carpenter talks about Discovery Rise, a project which aims to transform the campus at James Cook University in order to better facilitate the educational process, and cater better to the needs and expectations of future generations, and the demands of the digital age.


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Bob Dennis – Scootering Across the Continent, Part 1

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2013

Bob Dennis talks about his 1960s adventures with friends from Europe, riding motor scooters across the continent. Starting in Austria, they eventually making their way to Istanbul. After leaving Europe they passed through the middle east, and slowly made their way across Asia, headed back towards Darwin, Australia.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2013.

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Rare Species

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2013

Biologist Glen Chilton speaks about his travels and writing. He has traveled across the world in search of rare or extinct species, in a quest to rediscover some of the rarest species recorded in history, and document their histories and current status. One of his books focuses on the history of the Extinct Labrador Duck, while another focuses on species falsely assumed to be extinct.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 18, 2013. 

Bob Dennis
in Townsville
David Metcalfe
in Townsville
Alan Carpenter
Project Director, James Cook University in Townsville
Sandy McCathie
Sustainability Consultant, ecoSAVVY in Townsville
Jo Lankester
in Townsville
Adam Brown
lecturer, James Cook University in London
Glen Chilton
University Professor and Author, James Cook University TSV, and the University of Queensland Press in Townsville