Teen Start-Up: Digital Design - 15 & 16 January 2018

Just as a builder plans before constructing, there must be design before coding. Teen Start-Up: Digital Design explores the 'why' rather than the 'how' when it comes to digital technology.


This 2-day innovation competition for students aged 12-16 years will challenge all our young problem-solvers, idea generators and creative thinkers to come up with ways of solving real world problems using digital technology. Whether your child’s passion is technology or creativity this school holiday program will encourage them to be curious, use their imagination and think critically about the world around them.

It is a great opportunity to meet local entrepreneurs and subject matter experts and explore how different kinds of technology can be applied to everyday life in innovative and creative ways. From self-driving cars and virtual reality in mental health; to using games to make learning fun and augmented reality to explore urban landscapes – we will look at how digital design can solve some of the problems this generation will face in the future.

During the two-day program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Invent, explore and come up with their own designs to solve everyday problems;
  • Meet entrepreneurs using technology to innovate;
  • Collaborate and form teams;
  • Complete challenges;
  • Present their ideas;
  • And WIN!


When:
Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 January 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
(Registration from 8:30am, and supervision provided until 4:30pm)

Where:
Fairbairn Functions Centre
49 Laverton Avenue
Fairbairn ACT

Cost:
$180.00 (+GST) per student for the two-day program
$160.00 (+GST) per student for 2 or more children
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What to bring:

  • Laptop or tablet for online research (must be able to connect to Wi-Fi – free Wi-Fi available courtesy of Wisdom Learning)
  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks (no nuts!) each day;
  • Hat and sunscreen for relaxing in the gardens during breaks

Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.

Day 1 (Monday 15 January):

Blockchain, Bitcoin and Social Innovation
Critical Thinking Challenge

Augmented Reality
Problem-Solving Challenge

The Internet of Things
Communication Challenge

Day 2 (Tuesday 16 January):

Gamification
Creative Thinking Challenge

Artificial Intelligence
Critical Thinking Challenge

Serious Games and Virtual Reality
Idea Generation Challenge

 
Teen Start-Up: Digital Design is supported by:
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Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre

AUnit 6, 65 Tennant Street 
Fyshwick ACT 2609

T+61 2 6163 8300

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