Science festivals will start next March in Brisbane

By Yujin Luo

With the booming of cultural tourism globally, Queensland will house this year the second edition of Curiosity Brisbane between 20 March and 5 April.

The festival, debuted in 2019, assumes the task of celebrating creativity, innovation, science, technology and art in the state. A program of immersive, interactive and multi-sensory experiences will be delivered along with the globally-renowned World Science Festival Brisbane and QODE (Queensland’s Largest Innovation & Technology Gathering)

For this year, the new is the inclusion of the powerful and provocative WOW (Women of the World) Australia.

Brisbane Deputy Mayor Krista Adams said the city was proud to support the return of Curiocity Brisbane in 2020. Also, the festival would be a powerful event as the city is already an Asia Pacific centre for science, innovation, technology and arts.

Based on statistics from last year, more than 325,000 people attended Curiocity Brisbane, QODE and the World Science Festival. Were generated nearly $15.9 million for Queensland – more than $17.3 million is expected in 2020.

Annually, major events including Curiocity Brisbane inject more than $150 million for Brisbane’s economy every year.