Events - 7 Aug 19

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VENTURE CAFÉ THURSDAY GATHERING

14 March 2019 - 22 August 2019

Venture Café Sydney connects innovators and entrepreneurs with high-impact programming and interactive sessions. It provides an opportunity for researchers, students and professional staff to build relationships, learn and grow together.

Join the Thursday Gathering @Venture Café, Sydney’s largest weekly innovation experiment. See this week’s program: www.venturecafesydney.org

Each week people from Sydney’s amazing innovation and startup community gather to enjoy, connect, engage and learn from each other.

3-8pm. Every Thursday. See you there!

Find out more about Venture Cafe here.

Student challenge – Macquarie Business School & Moody’s Analytics Real Estate Forecasting Challenge

3 July 2019 - 15 August 2019

Moody’s Analytics, the leading provider of financial intelligence, has teamed up with Macquarie Business School to host the Real Estate Forecasting Challenge as part of the Finance Decision Lab.

This event will provide students with hands-on learning that mimics real-world application in a collaborative and fun environment.

The Challenge: Produce the most credible forecasts and scenarios

  1. As part of a team, build forecasts for 2-3 countries using Moody’s Analytics Scenario Studio.
  2. Assess both short and long-term forecasts and implement an economic downside scenario.
  3. Describe the impact of the scenario, leveraging interactive dashboards, charts and data.
  4. Document your analysis in a written report and present your results for consideration.

Applications for the challenge are now open.

Important Dates

Friday 16 August 2019 12.30pm – 4.30pm Day 1: Pre-event Training – Practical (Group work)
Moody’s Economist to Demo the forecasting platform and Competition Launch. Learn how to produce forecasts and scenarios using Moody’s Analytics Scenario Studio.
Friday 30 August 2019 5pm Submission deadline of written report
Monday 2 September 2019 Finalists announced
Friday 6 September 2019 3.30pm – 6.30pm Day 2: Finalists (Group presentations)

 

Attendance at both days is recommended. At a minimum, 1 team member must attend Day 1, though we encourage the whole team to attend so everyone has the knowledge to participate in the challenge.

Teams must submit their final report (format template to be provided on the launch day) by 5pm on 30 August. The reports should be emailed to mqbs-fdl@mq.edu.au. Reports submitted after the deadline will not be assessed.

Finalists will be announced by email on 2 September to attend Day 2.

What now?
Before clicking on register, make sure:

  1. You know who will be in your team
  2. You have everyone’s Macquarie University Student ID and Student Email Address ready
  3. All team members are eligible to participate

RSVP – Registrations are open now, register by Thursday 15 August, 5pm

PACE Prizes Awards Ceremony

7 August 2019

The annual PACE Prizes recognise students for their outstanding achievements in PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) activities and celebrate the mutually beneficial outcomes for both students and industry and community partners.

On this occasion, we will formally celebrate the winners of the 2018 PACE Prizes in an awards ceremony themed around ‘Connecting for Impact’. We will also hear an inspiring presentation from Mridula Amin, a PACE student alumni, who will talk about the connection between her PACE experiences and the professional opportunities these have provided.

Canapés and drinks will be provided on arrival, and following the formal proceedings, you will have the opportunity to mingle with prize winners and the PACE community over an informal networking dinner.

The annual PACE Prizes are generously supported by Emeritus Professor Judyth Sachs.

Another Pale Blue Dot – Dr Franck Marchis, SETI Institute

7 August 2019

Another Pale Blue Dot: The SETI Institute’s Search for Exoplanets – International Guest Speaker: Dr. Franck Marchis, Senior Planetary Astronomer and Science Outreach Manager, SETI Institute

In only two decades, we’ve gone from the mere speculation about planets beyond our solar system (“exoplanets”) to being able to observe them through a variety of methods. Dr. Franck Marchis, Planetary Astronomer and Science Outreach Manager at the SETI Institute, will discuss new and sophisticated projects which aim to image directly those exoplanets. Future instruments could soon deliver an image of a cousin of Earth, or another Pale Blue Dot, a planet similar to our own.

His talk will be followed by a demo of the Unistellar eVscope, an innovative robotic telescope developed in partnership with the SETI Institute.

 Free Entry. RSVP: franckmarchis.eventbrite.com.au

 

 

 

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