• In this fast changing environment and in the interest of being proactive, we wish to advise masks are now mandatory in our venue from Saturday 27 March 2021. Please bring a mask with you on your next visit.
This event will also be available via live stream.

The world we live in today has been greatly influenced by science. Advances in medicine, engineering, and technology have dramatically shifted and shaped our lives. Science has certainly delivered. And yet at the same time, we have grown more sceptical and questioning of scientists.

In a world where misinformation and mistrust thrive, fake news can go viral and conspiracy theories are more popular than ever  science is under attack. Opinions trump facts and truth is no longer absolute.

Our 100% trustworthy panel of real and genuine scientists, historians and communicators examine how we arrived at this place of mistrust and how we can do our bit to stand up for science. Why should we trust scientists? Or perhaps more tellingly, what does it mean if we can’t? Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, winner of the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science, provides his insights on trust and science before the panel discussion.


    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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    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and WSFB21 Why Trust a Scientist?. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Presented by World Science Festival Brisbane

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

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