Attending the Australian finals of the Imagine Cup has been one of the highlights of my year so far, as it gave me an insight into some amazing projects created by university students around the country (the winning Australian team from The University of Melbourne designed an early pneumonia diagnosis kit) . And next month, Australia plays hosts to the worldwide Imagine Cup finals, with student teams from 107 countries around the world competing to be crowned as global champions. There is no doubt in my mind that some of the ideas we’ll see there will become worldwide phenomena, and the contestants will be fought over by employers in the next two years.
How would you like to be able to say “I was there, and saw that idea before most other people”?
Whether you are in the IT industry, or you’re a teacher and you want to come along with a couple of your high-flying students, or you’re just interested in what’s happening, then the invite is open to all.
Here’s the official blurb:
Join us for a celebration of incredible ideas and innovation at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Worldwide 2012 Finals. The finals bring together over 400 of the most talented students from 107 countries to showcase their world-changing solutions and to compete for the worldwide title.
To be part of a celebration like no other, Microsoft would be delighted if you would be our guest at The World Festival – where we’ll find out who has triumphed to win, plus a whole lot more. You’re also welcome to arrive early and meet all of our students and mentors at The Imagine Cup Showcase and hear the motivations behind their amazing ideas.
The Imagine Cup World Festival & Showcase
TUESDAY 10th July 2012
Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
The Showcase: 2pm – 4pm (you can book for a specific 30 minute session between 2 and 4)
The World Festival: 4pm – 6.30pm |
Spaces are limited. Reserve your complimentary ticket here.