Eight insightful online events

Take a zero-waste cooking class, hear from top game developers, or network at our virtual Startup Summit during a packed program of free online events presented by Knowledge Melbourne.

We’re bringing the experts straight to your home in this curated series of panels, workshops and talks, which runs from now until July. Here are eight highlights to mark in your diary. Follow the links to register now.

1. Momentum Mornings
Mondays 18 and 25 May, 1 and 15 June, 7am to 8am or 10am to 11am
Whether you’re working on an ambitious creative project or just clearing your inbox, start your week with purpose and discover productivity and motivation on your own terms with interviewer and writer Madeleine Dore.

2. Lunchtime Talks: Evelyn Araluen
Tuesday 19 May, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Poet and educator Evelyn Araluen invites you to explore the rise of crisis writing, shifting beliefs in the function and power of literature and the changing role of Aboriginal knowledge in creative practice.

3. Open Innovation Competition launch
Thursday 21 May, 4pm to 5.30pm
Celebrate the launch of this competition that calls for big ideas to transform Melbourne into a zero-waste city. Hear insights from innovators and leaders in waste and circular economies before an in-depth Q&A.

4. Damper making with native ingredients
Saturday 30 May, 3.30pm to 5pm

Hear the myth of the creation of Mer Island while making damper with local chef Nornie Bero, Torres Strait Islander and owner of Mabu Mabu.

5. Startup Summit
Wednesday 10 June, 10am to 3.15pm

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage startups. Gain valuable knowledge and insights from successful local startups including Linktree and Portable during a full day program of talks and workshops.

6. Rituals of play in a global pandemic
Saturday 13 June, 2pm to 3.30pm

Join local game developers, designers and programmers as they share what they’re playing right now, how they’re staying connected and what new gaming ideas can be created in a pandemic.

7. Zero-waste cooking
Saturday 20 June, 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Discover tips and tricks for how to limit your food waste at home with chef Ben Mac from Social Food Project. Learn everything from how to shop smart, to pickling, fermenting and storing food.

8. Reducing household waste
Tuesday 23 and 30 June, 7 July, 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Join sustainability social enterprise Reground for a practical workshop on how to limit your waste at home and how the value of data can lead to better habits for our daily lives and the planet.