Our events will take place online or in-person. Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of virtual events that you can attend wherever you are in the world.  

The Alumni Relations & Engagement team coordinates a range of events locally and internationally. You can keep up to date with UQ alumni events in your area by updating your details.

Compassion and the New Normal: Global Compassion (online) - panel three

2 March 2021 6:00pm7:30pm
How do we work together to create a healthier, more equitable and mutually supportive world? This cross-disciplinary, big-picture discussion is the last of our series of three international online events exploring the role of compassion in the New Normal. Hosted by the award-winning ABC/SBS journalist Sana Qadar, this panel will focus on ways in which we might work together to create a more compassionate world.

OzFlux Webinar Series: Ecosystem Exchange (online)

4 March 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
You're invited to the first of a new OzFlux bi-monthly webinar series, Ecosystem Exchange.

Colin Clark Memorial Lecture 2021: Professor Matthew Jackson, Stanford University (online)

4 March 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
How does information flow through a social network impact the functioning of a market? Matthew Jackson, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, will examine this question and many others.
UQ Young Alumni launch party (in person)

UQ young alumni welcome party (in person)

4 March 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the UQ Young Alumni welcome party on Thursday, 4 March 2021. The new UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board looks forward to meeting you at our first social event of our 2021 calendar.

Gatton Campus Reunion for the Sunshine Coast (in person)

6 March 2021 11:30am2:00pm
Join us for this UQ Gatton Past Students Association reunion on the Sunshine Coast. To register, contact Kim Jorgensen, email: gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au.

Zoonoses and pandemics – preparing for the big one (online)

8 March 2021 6:30pm7:15pm
As a zoonotic – animal-to-human – disease specialist, UQ’s Professor Nigel Perkins is using the World Health Organisation’s 'One Health' platform to help avoid the next pandemic.
Kick-start 2021 with an online language course

Kick-start 2021 with an online language course (online)

8 March 2021 6:30pm8 June 2021 9:30pm
Want to satisfy your curiosity about other languages, travel in the future or communicate with your family and friends from around the world? Enrol in an IML language course today.

QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trek (in person)

11 March 2021 8:00am15 March 2021 11:45pm
Join the QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trek to help raise money for the Alastair Rushworth Fund, which supports a PhD student conducting dementia research at the Queensland Brain Institute.

TEDxUQ 2021 (in person)

13 March 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This year, the UQ young alumni program is partnering with TEDxUQ 2021: Connected. We are excited to announce TEDxUQ will be hosting a range of UQ alumni guest speakers.

ChangeMakers – Black Lives Matter: the Australian context (online)

17 March 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
In the aftermath of the public death of George Floyd in the USA last May, millions of outraged citizens around the world took to the streets to protest a range of longstanding and systemic issues related to human rights, social justice and race relations.
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UQ Book Club: Joan Makes History (online)

18 March 2021 7:30pm8:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses Joan Makes History with author, Kate Grenville.

Ancient History Day 2021 (in person)

20 March 2021 8:30am4:00pm
The Friends of Antiquity, in conjunction with The Discipline of Classics and Ancient History (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, UQ), present the 26th Annual Ancient History Day. This year's theme is Spectacle.

Thought Leadership Webinar: Navigating the trust challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) (online)

25 March 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
From enhanced healthcare to ridesharing apps – investment and adoption of AI is increasing exponentially, with many potential benefits to both businesses and society. However, with increased uptake has come greater awareness of the risks and trust challenges associated with AI systems. UQ and industry panellists will discuss how organisations can navigate the ethical challenges associated with AI, based on insights from a new UQ global study.

Think Twice: Australian Universities - Freedom of Speech (in person)

31 March 2021 6:00pm7:30pm
Join UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication, Professor Peter Greste and a panel of leading experts, academics and critics for a thought-provoking discussion on 'Freedom of Speech'.

MBA Information Evening

22 April 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
At the UQ MBA Information Evening, we will show you how our MBA develops global leaders of the future. We’ll provide valuable insight into the key features of our MBA including flexible study options, exclusive international exchanges, real consulting projects and our dedicated MBA Careers and Professional Development Team.

2021 UQ Alumni Book Fair® (in person)

30 April 2021 12:00pm3 May 2021 4:00pm
The 2021 UQ Alumni Book Fair will open on Friday 30 April, 2021.

QBI Lexus Alzheimers Gala

14 May 2021 6:45pm10:30pm
This event is QBI's major Dementia fundraiser event, supporting the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research at QBI. In 2021, the QBI Lexus Alzheimers Gala, 'All That Jazz' will be hosted at Hillstone, St Lucia. The evening will feature canapes, a sit-down 2-course meal, beverage package and entertainment from one of Brisbane most well know Jazz bands, the Brisbane Jazz Orchestra.

Gatton Campus Reunion for Mackay (in person)

16 May 2021 11:00am2:00pm
Join us for this UQ Gatton Past Students Association reunion in Mackay. To register, contact Kim Jorgensen, email: gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au.

Economics for health policy, planning and service delivery short course

24 May 2021 9:00am28 May 2021 4:30pm
In this five-day course, participants will learn key economic concepts and evaluation methods to help them effectively plan and deliver health services solutions to meet future challenges. Early bird pricing ends 26 April.

Gatton Campus Reunion for Rockhampton (in person)

30 May 2021 11:30am2:00pm
Join us for this UQ Gatton Past Students Association reunion in Rockhampton. To register, contact Kim Jorgensen, email: gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au.

Gatton Campus Reunion for Bundaberg (in person)

6 June 2021 11:30am2:00pm
Join us for this UQ Gatton Past Students Association reunion in Bundaberg. To register, contact Kim Jorgensen, email: gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au.
UQGPSA reunion - Gold Coast (in person)

Gatton Campus Reunion for the Gold Coast (in person)

31 July 2021 11:00am2:00pm
Join us for this UQ Gatton Past Students Association reunion on the Gold Coast. To register, contact Kim Jorgensen, email: gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au.

Ross Maclean Race Day (in person)

28 August 2021 12:00pm5:00pm
This fantastic event is sponsored by the Index Group to help raise awareness and funds for MND research at the Queensland Brain Institute. All funds raised support the Ross Maclean Fellowship, which was established in 2004 by the late Ross Maclean and his family to raise funds to fight this devastating disease.

Gatton Campus Reunion for North Queensland (in person)

29 August 2021 11:30am2:00pm
Join us for this North Queensland UQ Gatton Past Students Association in Atherton. To register, contact Kim Jorgensen, email: gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au.

Gatton Campus Reunion in Brisbane (in person)

6 November 2021 11:00am2:00pm
Join us for this UQ Gatton Past Students Association reunion in Brisbane. To register contact Kim Jorgensen - gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au
Compassion and the new normal

Compassion and the New Normal: The Compassionate Society (online) - panel two

23 February 2021 6:00pm7:30pm
How do we work together to create a healthier, more equitable and mutually supportive society? This cross-disciplinary, big-picture discussion is the second in a series of three international online events exploring the role of compassion in the New Normal. Hosted by the award-winning ABC/SBS journalist Sana Qadar, this panel will focus on ways in which to achieve a more compassionate society.

Compassion and the New Normal (online)

16 February 2021 6:00pm7:30pm
Hosted by the award-winning ABC/SBS journalist Sana Qadar, three expert panels will look successively at the importance of compassion in our communities, in society and globally. Panellists include the celebrated philosopher, Peter Singer; the co-founder of Compassion in Politics, Jennifer Nadel; the CEO of Youngcare, Anthony Ryan; author of ‘How Compassion Made Us Human’, Penny Spikins; and the founder of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, Paul Gilbert.
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Adrian Heyworth-Smith Memorial Lecture: Roman emperors in the bedroom (online)

7 February 2021 2:00pm
Join us for the first Adrian Heyworth-Smith Memorial Lecture for 2021. How and why did Roman emperors legislate to make people marry and have children? Did they succeed? And can we learn from their example?

Roundtable discussion on biodiversity with Professor Hugh Possingham (online)

21 January 2021 7:00pm8:00pm
Join Professor Possingham in this discussion, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions and join in the conversation.
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UQ Book Club: Ordinary Matter (online)

14 January 2021 7:30pm8:30pm
This month we will be chatting to Laura Elvery, author of Ordinary Matter.
Online Celebration of Graduates video

Online Celebration of Graduates

17 December 2020 7:00pm8:00pm
All 2020 graduating students will be invited to celebrate their achievements at a future graduation ceremony. In the meantime, we are excited to be holding a special online celebration!

UQ COVID-19 vaccine information session

17 December 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Since January, the UQ COVID-19 vaccine researchers have been working tirelessly to develop a vaccine.

Book Launch: A Promise to Peter

3 December 2020 6:00pm7:30pm
Diane Carpenter invites you to the official book launch of 'A Promise to Peter'.

UQLife Christmas Markets

27 November 2020 4:00pm8:00pm

Roundtable discussion - UQ ChangeMakers working in sustainability

26 November 2020 7:00pm8:00pm
Join Professor Neville Plint, Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at UQ for an intimate roundtable discussion on the topic of sustainability.

Mind the gap: Breaking down gender barriers in entrepreneurship

19 November 2020 4:00pm5:00pm
To celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (19 November), The University of Queensland (UQ) is bringing together an online panel of exceptional female leaders to raise awareness, and amplify the stories and challenges of women entrepreneurs.

IMB Meet The Researchers: COVID-19 research response

19 November 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Learn how our world-renowned researchers have shifted their response swiftly to the current state of health globally and the urgent need for critical health research to combat the current pandemic.

Global Connection: How COVID-19 disruption is accelerating change

18 November 2020 5:30pm6:30pm
Join guest speakers Associate Professor Remi Ayoko from UQ Business School and alumnus John Holding (MBA '12), Group Executive at Nufarm, as they explore 'The future of work' using the Nufarm experience as a case study and discussing some of the lessons learned in leading through a crisis.  

UQ ChangeMakers - How can you join Australian leaders fighting the sustainability crisis?

12 November 2020 6:00pm7:15pm
Around the world, we’re seeing the increasing incidence of extreme weather events and natural disasters as the impact of our changing climate becomes more apparent.

The US Election: Aftermath

10 November 2020 5:00pm6:00pm
The 2020 US Election, no matter what happens, is likely to be the most momentous American election in decades.

Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service

10 November 2020 1:00pm2:30pm
Join us for an In-Conversation event with author Dr Debbie Bargallie (she/her) and UQ's Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) Professor Bronwyn Fredericks (she/her).

UQ MBA Information Webinar

10 November 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Join us to learn how our MBA develops global leaders of the future.

UQ Art Museum events

9 November 2020 10:00am30 November 2020 12:00pm
Join the UQ Art Museum for some of their final events of 2020: New York-based Natalie Bookchin LIVE in conversation; 'Respire Respire' Performances; and the 'Look Closer' discussion and art viewing series.

Webinar: Future of Rugby

5 November 2020 7:00pm8:00pm
Rugby Union, like most sports, has been revealed as very vulnerable during COVID-19. So, where is rugby headed and how can we future proof the sport?

School of Music Virtual Concert Series

23 October 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
The School of Music is proud to present a series of world class live-streamed concerts and music based presentations from the Nickson Room on selected Fridays at 1-2pm AEST involving our performance and academic staff together with current and past UQ students and invited guest artists.
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UQ Book Club: October

22 October 2020 7:30pm8:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses our featured book for October, Meet Me at Lennon's by Melanie Myers.

Giving Day 2020: UQ's response to COVID-19

21 October 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
In this webinar, we will venture behind the scenes of UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine project, to learn more about the development of this promising vaccine candidate and the next steps towards manufacturing.

UQ Giving Day

21 October 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This year, it’s all about you, our ChangeMakers.

Get Finance Fit: COVID-19 + Investment [Webinar]

15 October 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
Join us for our most popular UQ Young Alumni series this year - ‘Get Finance Fit’.

UQ Young Professional Series - Mentoring for career success [Webinar]

24 September 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
Have you ever wished you had someone to bounce an idea about work? A mentor to coach you through a salary negotiation, seek advice on your CV or to help navigate the next step of your career as a young professional? Join us in this one-hour webinar where you will hear from UQ mentoring experts.

2020 Virtual UQ 3MT Final Webinar

16 September 2020 2:00pm3:00pm
The 2020 Virtual UQ 3MT Final will be held on Wednesday 16 September and will bring together video submission of the 8 finalists, representing each of UQ's 6 Faculties, the winner of the Combined-Institute competition and a Wildcard entrant.
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Global Leadership Series – US election: Trump vs Biden [Webinar]

10 September 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
The election of Donald Trump to arguably the most powerful presidency in the world sent shockwaves through the global community. While many rejoiced his challenging of the global order from NATO to China, others feared he lacked the temperament and judgement to lead the US on the world stage. Our experts will lay out the issues and possibilities, and what the great powers of the past can tell us about the future.
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UQ Book Club: August

27 August 2020 7:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses our featured book, Swallow the Air with Indigenous author, Tara June Winch.
ChangeMakers August Event

UQ ChangeMakers – A new global economy – are we entering a new industrial revolution?

20 August 2020 6:00pm7:15pm
The new era of work is driving businesses and the people within them to stay ahead of the technological curve. How will increased automation and continued digital disruption change the way we live and work? What does it mean for the future of our economy? 
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[Webinar] Global Leadership Series: Fight or flight - Managing anxiety in changing times

19 August 2020 7:00pm
We all have smoke detector alarms built in. Rather than a loud beep, we feel a tenseness in the body, a racing heart, a quickening of the breath – the collective of these symptoms is known as anxiety.
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Architecture Alumni Webinar with Deborah Riley

13 August 2020 9:00am10:00am
Hear from leaders in the industry and celebrate our most distinguished UQ alumni by joining our webinar series, hosted by the School of Architecture.
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UQ Book Club: July

30 July 2020 7:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses our featured book, Mammoth with Author, Chris Flynn.
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Global Leadership Series: Creating smart, sustainable cities for the future

29 July 2020 6:00pm8:00pm
Urban sprawl, rapid population growth, rising sea levels: the need has never been greater to find solutions and reimagine urban landscapes to create sustainable, prosperous and resilient cities.
What to expect from a trans-Tasman travel bubble - webinar

Global Leadership Series webinar: What to expect from a trans-Tasman travel bubble

22 July 2020 5:00pm6:00pm
In this webinar, our expert panel will discuss the likelihood and logistics of a trans-Tasman travel bubble, and the risks and benefits it would bring to both Australia and New Zealand.
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UQ Book Club: June

25 June 2020 7:30pm8:30pm

Decade of Disruption series - Business School

5 June 2020 12:00pm26 June 2020 12:45pm

UQ Book Club: May

28 May 2020 7:30pm8:30pm