Lightning Talks to strike the Gold CoastPosted: March 13, 2017
Are you ready, Gold Coast? Griffith University Library Lightning Talks will strike your campus library on Monday 20 March 2017.
Lightning Talks are similar to soapbox events or speaker’s forums where speakers give voice to a variety of topical issues and invite discussion on current affairs.
At the inaugural Griffith University Library Lightning Talks last year, Professor Lesley Chenoweth and other researchers, shared their journeys into higher education and their research passions. Over 40 Griffith University students and staff attended the event which was held at the Logan campus library.
This trimester, the Lightning Talks theme is: If music be the food of love, play on. Our line-up of speakers will look at music through different disciplinary lenses – how it impacts not only human relations, but also our health and well-being.
We have speakers from the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, School of Human Services and Social Work and the Queensland Conservatorium’s Popular Music program.
Come and hear Associate Professor Sarah Baker talk about volunteers in DIY institutions of popular music heritage.
And don’t miss Dr Lauren Istvandity’s discussion about her research into memories that are triggered by music. She’ll detail how this interaction can be practically applied in to improve wellbeing and quality of life for those living in aged care.
We also have Dr Naomi Sunderland speaking at this year’s Lightning Talks at the Gold Coast. She will talk about music and social justice.
And if you are interested in popular music record production, you will want to catch Lecturer in Popular Music, Brendan Anthony’s talk. He will deliver a short spiel on designing the recording process to promote the manifestation of musical outputs that generate an emotional response from the listener.
No booking is required. Just bring your lunch to the Gold Coast campus library and listen to a sizzling Griffith University Library Lightning Talks.
Griffith University Library Lightning Talks
Monday 20 March, 12 – 1 pm.
Library (G11), Shard Undercroft, Gold Coast campus, Griffith University. (It’s outside the library!)
Note: this event will be filmed.