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#MKW18 – Open Innovation Competition on Accessibility Pitch Night

Melbourne Knowledge Week 2018

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (AEST)

#MKW18 – Open Innovation Competition on Accessibility...

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Getting around Melbourne is a challenge for many of the one in five Australians who have a disability. Accessibility in the city is a problem – so where are the solutions? Open Innovation Competition has been an incredible city-wide initiative to make Melbourne more accessible for people with disability. Come along to the finale of this six-week competition, and watch the finalists live in action as they pitch the top five solutions. Hear innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and the community share ideas for how we can use data and technology to improve parking, footpaths and wayfinding. And see the winners earn prizes to help them put their ideas into action.

[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]

Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.

Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.

 

 

Event FAQs

What are my public transport options for getting to and from the event?

Closest Train Stations

  • Melbourne Central train station is 600 metres away - uphill on the way to venue and downhill on the way back.
  • Parliament Station train station is 280 metres away - downhill on the way to venue and uphill on the way back. 

Closest Tram Stops

  • The 30 and 35 trams run through the Exhibition Street/ La Trobe Street tram stop. This is 220 metres, mostly flat, walking to and from venue
  • The 3586 and 96 trams run through the Parliament Station/ Spring Street tram stop. This is 350 metres away, with uphill walking on the way to venue and downhill on the way back. 

Closest Bus Stops

  • There is a bus stop in front of 52 Lonsdale Street where you can catch the 302303304305309318350905906907 and 908 buses. This is 20 metres, mostly flat, from the venue entrance.
  • There is a bus stop in front of 115 Lonsdale Street where you can catch the 250251302303304305309318350905906907 and 908 buses. This is 100 metres, mostly flat, from the venue entrance.

The City of Melbourne also has a CBD Mobility Map which you can download here

 

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is on-street parking and accessible parking where you can access the footpath with a ramp in front of 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. This is 50 metres, mostly flat, walk from the venue entrance. Parking in this area averages to about $5.50 per hour.

The closest private car park is Secure Parking, 59 Lonsdale Street. This is 110 metres, mostly flat walk from the venue entrance. You can book online here. Rates of entry start from $11 after 4pm.

The second closest private car park is Wilson Parking 150 Lonsdale Street. This is 210 metres, mostly flat walk from the venue. You can book online here. Rates of entry start from $10 after 4pm.

The City of Melbourne also has a:

On-street parking prices vary, dependent on location.

 

Where is the closest taxi rank?
There is a taxi rank in front of 242 Exhibition on the Lonsdale Street side of the venue with a ramp from road up to footpath.

 

What are my accessible drop-off and pick-up points for getting to and from the event?

  • There is a loading zone from 9am to 7pm on the Lonsdale Street side of the venue, close to the intersection of Little Lonsdale and Lonsdale Streets with a ramp from road up to footpath.

The City of Melbourne also has a CBD Mobility Map which you can download here

 

Where can I enter the venue?
The main venue entrance is on the corner of Lonsdale and Exhibition with a ramp and automatic door opener.

 

What is access like inside of the venue?
From the venue entrance there are both escalators and elevators to reach the event room. These are 40 - 50 metres from the entrance.

There will be people on the evening who will direct you from the entrance to the escalators and elevators.

If you are using the lifts, please note that this involves a steeper than usual ramp – downhill on the way to the event and uphill on your way out.

We will have people on the night who will be able to provide assistance if required.

All doors in and out of the event are automated either by pushing a button or by sensor.

 

What types of bathrooms are available?
There are female and male bathrooms as well as unisex accessible toilets available at the venue. These are a 10-30 metre walk from the event location inside the venue.

The accessible toilet has a door opener function.

 

Can I see an event map including information on personal space and seating?
We are in the process of creating a venue map. Please email the event organiser if you would like to know when this becomes available.

 

Will there be Auslan interpreters available?
Yes, we will have Auslan interpreters at the event. We will reserve seating at the event for those requiring this service.

 

Will there be reserved seating?
There will be reserved seating made available at the front and back of the event location for those who need it. There will also be a standing area at the back and sides if this is more comfortable for you.

Please email the event organise to let us know if you require this and we will be happy to reserve a spot for you.

 

Will there be a cloak room?
There will be a secure cloak room available for any personal items you may wish to store whilst at the event.

 

Will there be a quiet room?
There will be a quiet room available all night for anyone who needs a break from the event.

 

Will there be food and drink will be available?
Canapes and finger food will be provided. There will also be tables where you may place your drink and food down if required.

 

Where can my service animal get a drink?
We will have a service animal refreshment station with lots of fresh water available at this event.

 

Where can I relieve my service animal?
The closest available lawn is on the corner of Little Lonsdale and Exhibition Streets, approximately 100 metres from the event venue.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your phone. We will also have a list of people attending if you can’t find your ticket on the day of the event.  

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact Emma Forster on (03) 9658 7055 or emma.forster@melbourne.vic.gov.au for any further questions you may have.

The City of Melbourne also has a CBD Mobility Map which you can download here

 

Have questions about #MKW18 – Open Innovation Competition on Accessibility Pitch Night? Contact Melbourne Knowledge Week 2018

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242 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (AEST)


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Melbourne Knowledge Week 2018

Melbourne Knowledge Week tackles the great opportunities, the urgent challenges, the everyday issues, and the inventive obscurities we will face in our future. The program draws from Melbourne’s deep heritage and our future potential to spark the imagination and start conversations about who we want to be, and how we want to live in the future. We aim to showcase innovation, share knowledge, build literacy and teach skills, to engage citizens in experiences that can test new ideas and the innovations of today to achieve our desired tomorrow.

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