Beaker Street Festival – Great Debate! [Hobart]
Beaker Street Festival - Great Debate! [Hobart]

Event Information


Saturday August 5, 2023
8:30 PM


Studio Theatre – The Hedberg
The Hedberg Corner of Campbell & Collins Streets,
Hobart, Tasmania

Auslan Interpreter/s

Priscilla Young & Ali Dowl

Language/ Cultural Consultant


See info below for special ticket offer

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Beaker Street Festival — an annual celebration of science and art in Tasmania — is sharing a free ticket offer with you. There are 8 fantastic events in Hobart that will be interpreted by Auslan Stage Left, and the Festival is making free tickets available to the Deaf community.
To book, use the discount code TASDEAF at checkout.
You’ll find all the events on the Featured Speakers page in the text below. Note that only the events in Hobart will have Auslan.
Use code TASDEAF at checkout. Note only Hobart events have Auslan.

If you have any trouble booking, email

Great Debate!

Two teams of heavy-hitters go head-to-head in the annual Beaker Street Festival debate, taking sides on the fate of humanity in a world of Artificial Intelligence.

Be entertained, persuaded, and enthralled by a battle of brains and bravado! The team that gets the rowdiest applause takes the coveted Tip Shop Trophy. This annual festival favourite will be chaired by ABC Radio National’s Natasha Mitchell, and recorded for broadcast on the Big Ideas program.

Immediately following this performance, the audience and speakers will be invited across the street to Beaker Street’s Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, featuring delicious food and drink, live music, science/art exhibitions, 150+ scientists to chat with, and more!

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