This event will also be available via live stream.

Humans need energy, and lots of it. Coal, oil and gas currently meet the vast majority of these needs, but they are finite resources and significantly contribute to our ever-warming climate.

In a post-fossil-fuel-future it’s going to take more than a couple of solar panels on everyone’s roofs to meet the energy needs of a growing global population.

Exactly how we reach renewable-energy targets, carbon neutrality or zero net emissions is yet to be determined. But there are bright minds and socially responsible corporations working alongside universities, private organisations and the public service to manifest such a future through creative thinking and remarkable innovation.

Buildings clad in solar materials and all transportation completely pipe free are some of the big ideas. How will these work and how can the world can successfully transition away from traditional energy sources?

A (solar) panel of energy experts explore the path to a sustainable energy future and reveal some of the ground-breaking solutions that just might save our planet.


    Suitable for all ages.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is currently operating at 100% capacityi under a COVID Safe Plan approved by Queensland Health. As social distancing is not always possible in our theatres and foyers, masks remain mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.

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Presented by World Science Festival Brisbane

Pricing Guide


^Pensioners, Senior Card Holders and Full Time Students

Children under 3 years and babes in arms do not require a ticket provided they do not occupy a seat.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.



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