Make at Questacon in Canberra

School Workshops

Workshops in Canberra

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Holiday Workshops

Workshops during the school holidays

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Within the Community

Enterprising Australians

Find out about Australian inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

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Community Events

Public events and talks.

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Workshops around Australia

Touring School Workshops

Touring workshops brought to your classroom.

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Virtual Excursion

Live workshops streamed from our studios in Canberra to your school.

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Teacher Workshops

Accredited workshops for teachers.

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Invention Convention

Questacon Invention Convention

Don't just use the latest technology- create it!

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Questacon Invention Convention

The Questacon Invention Conventions are multi-day workshops where you can work with mentor makers from Questacon and innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs from around Australia to turn your ideas into reality.

Want an all expenses paid trip to Canberra? If you’re 14-18 years old and attending an Australian secondary school, apply for the National Questacon Invention Convention (NQIC 2017)

The National Invention Convention will be held from the 16th - 20th of January 2017.

Applications for the 2017 National Invention Convention are now closed.

Participants of the 2017 National Invention Convention must adhere to our Terms and Conditions. A full copy of the Terms and Conditions can be found here

Sign up for NQIC 2017

The annual National Questacon Invention Convention is an all expenses paid, five day workshop in Canberra, held in every January. It's immersive, but also fun - play, make design and laugh your way through a week of inspiration and creativity. This year we will be exploring innovative ways to make, find and create food, water and shelter.

The National Invention Convention is open to 14-18 year olds and will be held on the 16th - 20th of January 2017.

Please note that if you've already participated in a National Invention Convention then unfortunately you are not eligible to apply. If you've done a Regional Questacon Invention Convention feel free to apply!

For more details or to apply, find the application form attached below and don't forget to check our tips on uploading a video.

Invention Convention Expression of Interest

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