Held in Dunedin July 6-15, the biennial Festival welcomes an exciting line-up of talent from New Zealand and around the world with more than 240 events built around the theme ‘Go Beyond’ to be held over the week at 24 locations across the city.
Some of SIGNAL's very special guests include:
Siân Cleaver, a Principle Mission Systems Engineer at Airbus at Stevenage in the UK, works on the design and development of future European Space Agency exploration missions, such as Solar Orbiter, a spacecraft that will fly close to the Sun.
Computer programmer Ally Watson, named by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of Australia’s nine most influential female entrepreneurs of 2017, is co-founder of the highly acclaimed ‘Code Like a Girl’, an Australian organisation set out to inspire a new generation of girls to acquire coding as a skill through workshops and events.
Karen Willcox, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Co-Director of the Center for Computational Engineering, MIT, leads two large research projects for the U.S. Air Force to develop methods for the design of future aircraft and drones.
The SIGNAL space has been turned into the SIGNAL VR Arena, with FREE VR experiences on offer 10am - 3pm July 7 - 12, ********BOOKED OUT********* and a series of FREE one hour lunchtime talks with Dr Simon McCallum who will explore how VR can be used in education, entertainment and much more. Just pop in at noon for a one hour session Monday to Thursday July 9 - 12.
Signal will also host Shoot for the Stars, a chance to chat with some of the world's leading space scientists, and a Women in Tech event, featuring Ally Watson and Dunedin's own Kylie Robinson. See our separate article for more info.
There is so much to see and do, start planning your week now to avoid disappointment! All details are available at: http://www.scifest.org.nz/