To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Sunday 16 September.

To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Sunday 16 September.

The last Old Ambo Long Table Dinner had not only the usual one to one conversation exchanges over the great food we shared, but a number of announcements and entertaining contributions are shared across the long table.   Surrounded by the colours of the Loud and Clear exhibition (on the walls of the Old  Ambo for a whole month and introduced to us by John) people shared their various creations Matt presented his mum’s cook book. Matt’s enthusiasm was appreciated by Robyn, the author and by a number of us who purchased some copies. Glenda, the beautiful host of the evening gifted us with her great singing and Jenny added to it with quite a bit of involvement from the audience. Judith presenting her brooches.  Come and join us on the 16th of every month, you might have a song, a brooch, a painting, a book or something altogether different to share as well. If not, just come and add some JOY. Remember to rsvp to Ludmila -...
Free launch event 6.00pm Saturday 25 August to the Greatest Shows on Earth!

Free launch event 6.00pm Saturday 25 August to the Greatest Shows on Earth!

  Roll Up! Roll Up! To the Greatest Shows on Earth! Free launch event this 6.00pm Saturday 25 August. The Old Ambulance Station presents as part of Horizon Festival the Greatest Shows On Earth. Marvel at the Transdimensional and Travelling Wunderkammer Exhibitions.  Date: From 6.00pm Saturday 25 August Venue:The Old Ambulance Station Nambour Cost:Free entry, plus cash bar and...
An Evening of Deeper Conversations, The Black Box Theatre, 6.30pm 11 October

An Evening of Deeper Conversations, The Black Box Theatre, 6.30pm 11 October

AN EVENING OF DEEPER CONVERSATIONS Tired of small talk, superficial chitchat and artificial infotainment? Want to meet real people in the real world in real time to talk about real stuff that matters? Join a unique new pop-up event for a fun, memorable and meaningful evening of inspiring and stimulating conversations with depth. No need to prepare - we’ll provide a series of thought-provoking questions (and a few handy tips and techniques) and you take it from there. The evening will be facilitated by former journalist, ABC Radio “cyberscribe” and therapist Yvette Nielsen. Cash bar opens at 6.30pm with light canapes provided (you might like to dine beforehand at a local cafe down the street). Official event kicks off at 7pm and runs till 9pm, with doors closing at 9.30pm. Save the date and tell your friends - you’ll not want to miss out on this extraordinary night! Date: 6.30pm, Thursday 11 October Venue: The Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station Nambour Cost: Pre-booked tickets: $25 (limited tickets at the door: $30) Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/YECZ Contact: Yvette Nielsen     m: 0417718683    e:...
Entrepreneurial Personas: What role do I play in the entrepreneurial ecosystems? Talk, Mingle & Drinks, Wednesday 25 July 6.00pm-8.00pm

Entrepreneurial Personas: What role do I play in the entrepreneurial ecosystems? Talk, Mingle & Drinks, Wednesday 25 July 6.00pm-8.00pm

Entrepreneurial Personas: What role do I play in the entrepreneurial ecosystems? (Disruption and Drinks: Occassional talks, mingle and drinks on creative social entrepreneurship) Entrepreneurial Personas brings a human-centred approach to understanding the diversity of entrepreneurs found in entrepreneurial ecosystems, like the Sunshine Coast. This talk by Drs Retha de Villiers Scheepers and Erica Mealy from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), provides an overview of the 14 entrepreneurial personas that emerged from a SCC-USC collaborative research grant. A shared understanding of entrepreneurial personas can help: Entrepreneurs work out where they fit into the overall ecosystem and how their motives and behaviour differ, and how they contribute. Supporters of entrepreneurial activity, like the Old Ambo, co-working spaces and support agencies to design programs for specific groups. Better communication with entrepreneurial sub-groups. Our Presenters: Dr Retha de Villiers Scheepers teaches entrepreneurship and innovation management at the USC at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She volunteers in the Sunshine Coast start-up community as a Startup Weekend organiser and #SiliconCoast facilitator creating opportunities for entrepreneurial students to extend their network and to share and grow their start-ups and meet like-minded individuals. Retha’s main research interests are related to the entrepreneurial experience within startups and existing organisations.  Dr Erica Mealy is a lecturer in Information and Communications Technology in the USC School of Business.  As an accomplished software engineer with 14 years industrial experience Erica has a passion for sharing her drive for making and coding to inspire the next generation of innovators and professionals.  She has been writing code for over 20 years and has experience in areas as diverse as sports analysis, train control, safety critical...
Artificial Intelligence – Future Business Benefits Forum: 5.00-7.00pm July 11

Artificial Intelligence – Future Business Benefits Forum: 5.00-7.00pm July 11

Artifical Intelligence – Future Business Benefits Forum Are we in a new AI bubble or will deep learning (DL) deliver on all its promises? Due mainly to deep learning, the past decade has seen incredible, exciting and somewhat unexpected progress in AI. Recently, the debate about the best approach for achieving real AI seems to be reignited as some DL systems fail to live up to the original hype. A growing number of AI researchers think we should take a fresh look at both symbolic and connectionist architectures, and even explore more hybrid solutions. In a non confronting and easy to digest manner, this two hour panel, Q&A and mingle session will discuss the current nature and practical aspects of AI. It will de-bunk the myths and recommend how businesses can embrace AI, both now and in to the future. The forum will also suggest what tips can be provided when looking at service providers to support a business’s AI needs. Our panel will consist of three informed and influential thinkers, writers and speakers on AI. Dr Natalie Rens is the Artificial Intelligence Specialist for the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, where she works on strategies to advance AI capability in Queensland. She is the organiser of Brisbane.AI, a meetup with over 2,000 members. Recently, Natalie also founded her own company, Spaceport AI, with the goal of developing technologies that will enable humans to live in space.  Natalie holds a Bachelor in Biomedical Science (honours), Master in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, and a PhD in Neuroscience. Her research focused on the use of machine learning and computational models to...