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.

This year we are running 3 regional Invention Conventions in Newcastle, Darwin and Albany with the National Invention Convention being held in Canberra during January 2018.

Register you interest below!


Registrations for the Newcastle Invention Convention, 10th-12th April 2017 have been filled!

If you have already submitted a registration form, we'll be in touch soon to confirm your attendance. If you were looking to apply, we strongly encourage you to register interest for the National Invention Convention in Canberra in January 2018 below.

Invention Convention Expression of Interest

National Invention Convention 2017

The National Questacon Invention Convention is an all expenses paid, five day workshop in Canberra, held every January. It's immersive, but also fun - play, make design and laugh your way through a week of inspiration and creativity.

The National Invention Convention 2017 has just wrapped up and has been an incredible week! Twenty six delegates from around Australia travelled to the Ian Potter Foundation Technology and Learning Centre, Canberra to design, create and prototype ideas to solve challenges around food, water and shelter in a growing world. They connected with over 40 local innovators, makers and entrepreneurs, developed skills in pitching ideas and forged friendships to last a lifetime. A huge congratulations to this year’s delegates, it was incredible to work with you and remember, this is just the start!

Missed this one? Our next National Invention Convention is open to 14-18 year olds and will be held in January 2018.

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 register your interest now! 

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