Topical talks between experts


Luminaries brings together leading UOW researchers and thought leaders for a one-hour conversation. Join us online for this interdisciplinary series and discover how research and collaboration is tackling global social, environmental and economic challenges.

Upcoming webinars

There are currently no events for this period

2024 Luminaries line up

We are currently planning an exciting lineup of Luminaries webinars for the year. Please be aware that the topics are subject to change.

  • January via Zoom:
    Watch the recording of From meltdown and mayhem to calm and connection on YouTube.
  • February via Zoom:
    The global race to eliminate Hep C

  • March, in person @Merrigong plus live stream:
    IWD panel discussion: Economic independence & housing solutions for women.
    Luminaries event feat Gong Talks / UOW Local

  • April, live from UOW TV studio:
    The evolution of The Castle. Dynamic new solutions in today's challenging housing market

  • May via Zoom:
    Tackling stigma, tacking cancer: the journey of the HPV vaccine

  • May, live from UOW TV studio:
    How tech makes life easier– virtual reality, Ai enabling diversity and inclusion

  • June via Zoom:
    Master manipulators: surviving toxic relationships

  • July, in person at Merrigong plus live stream:
    Beating the hackers.
    Luminaries event feat Gong Talks / UOW Local

  • August, live from UOW TV studio
    Master your health through your gut

  • September, In person at Merrigong plus live stream:
    Beyond the canvas: exploring the local art over the last 40 years.
    Luminaries event feat Gong Talks / UOW Local

  • October via Zoom:
    Global climate change: Antarctica – a continent in crisis

  • November, in person and live broadcast iAccelerate Global Entrepreneurship Week:
    Daring to follow a dream: starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur

  • December via Zoom:
    New year, same you?  

“I want to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation and coordination across research sectors, and across UOWs global and domestic campuses. Through this series we’ll see some of the brightest minds from across the globe sharing ideas and planting the seeds of further conversations.” Professor David Currow Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research and Sustainable Futures)

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