Know. Now. Next.

Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017 focuses on the theme “Know. Now. Next.” – taking what we know, acting now and preparing for the future.

The brightest local and international minds will come together for one week to lead discussions on shaping our city’s evolution.

This year’s hub is the State Library, but you can learn, interact and create with innovative thinkers at over 70 events all around the CBD.

Proudly presented by GiveGet, Six Ways To Change The World is a choose-your-own-adventure style workshop focused on economic, social, political and technological system designs.

Hear from leaders across the “future thought” sector before picking which workshop inspires you the most to tackle key challenges of the 21st century.

Six Ways To Change The World will be held on Monday, May 1 from 11am - 2.15pm. Tickets are by donation, head to the Melbourne Knowledge Week website for more details.

Join the conversation at Co-design Symposium – a skill-sharing event on all things co-design, design thinking and human centred-design on Thursday, May 4 from 10am - 4pm.

Co-design Symposium will ask the question: How might we raise the integrity of co-design in the public purpose sector?

The workshop will generate discussion on how to “strengthen the value and promise of co-design in a time of declining public trust".

Co-design Symposium will be held at the State Library Victoria Conference Centre. Tickets are $88 and can be purchased online at

Interested in artisan culture? Listen to local creatives and makers tell their stories at Bespoke At Scale.

This talk will see a panel of artists discuss how they are reinventing manufacturing by putting a personal touch on their crafts and working against the one-size-fits-all method of mass production.

Bespoke at Scale is a free talk on Thursday, May 4 from 12.30pm - 1.30pm at Experimedia at the State Library, although you still need to book online.

Food lovers, get down to the William Angliss Institute at 555 LaTrobe St for Food, Glorious Food.

This interactive workshop tackles the issue of food wastage and how we can help local producers and consumers.

Join industry experts and design a solution on Thursday, May 4 from 11.30am - 2.45pm. This is a free event, but online bookings are essential.

Delve past the millennial stereotype of an internet-surfing, kickstarter-business-starting, digital-nomad at What Do Grown-Ups Do All Day?

Eight individuals will each have less than seven minutes to present their unique stories of working in the 21st century.

What Do Grown-Ups Do All Day? is a free event on Friday, May 5 at Experimedia. Bookings are essential.

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