Shaping Melbourne’s future – EOI’s open for MKW 2020

Forward thinkers, innovators, researchers, individuals and community groups are being encouraged to put up their hand to participate in Melbourne’s festival of ideas: Melbourne Knowledge Week 2020.

Expressions of Interest have officially opened for MKW 2020, with the City of Melbourne on the lookout for inspiring leaders and organisations keen to showcase their unique views, ideas and innovative solutions to shape Melbourne’s future.

Chair of the Knowledge City portfolio, Councillor Dr Jackie Watts, said the 2020 event presents a unique opportunity for Melbourne’s best and brightest to share their work with the public.

“Melbourne Knowledge Week is all about connecting knowledge leaders in our city – to explore opportunities, tackle urgent challenges and foster skills to make Melbourne a better place,” Dr Watts said.

“MKW19 saw more than 29,000 people participate in 124 events, and we’re keen to make 2020 even bigger.

“We’re inviting individuals, organisations large and small, universities, startups, entrepreneurs and community groups to apply. Whether your focus is technology, food, health, sports, urban design or art – we want to hear from you.”

Melbourne Knowledge Week is the City of Melbourne’s annual festival of ideas, celebrating the city’s most ambitious innovators, creators and problem solvers. Applications for MKW 2020 will be split into two streams:

  • Events: For individuals and organisations to propose their own events.
  • Exhibitors: For individuals and organisations to apply for their exhibitions or installations to be included in the MKW Hub or Prototype Street throughout the entire week.

Places in the MKW 2020 program are strictly limited, with applicants encouraged to take part in a free EOI information session before submitting.

The information session will cover the application process, the kinds of events being sought, how to put together a strong application, and how MKW is working towards accessibility, inclusivity and carbon neutral certification.

The free EOI information session will be held on Thursday 5 September. The session will be recorded for applicants who cannot attend.

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