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2018 Inside Scoop

Go behind the scenes of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

2018 Inside Scoop

City of Gold Coast Libraries presents 2018 Inside Scoop - seven exclusive events taking you behind the scenes of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, bringing you the inside scoop from the people in the know.

It's a unique chance to get the lowdown on our city’s preparations to host its biggest ever international event – and Australia’s biggest since the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

2018 Inside Scoop will bring you a wealth of behind the scenes insight into the operations of GC2018 straight from the key people organising the Games and academics looking at the impacts on our city. From the athletes’ preparations, to what they can expect at the Games Village, to building the venues and managing the world’s media, find out how the Games will run, and its long-term benefits for our city.

2018 Inside Scoop event bookings

Bookings are now open for the below 2018 Inside Scoop events:

GC2018 - Delivering a sustainable legacy

Katie Barton-Harvey

Katie Barton-Harvey

Presented by Katie Barton-Harvey
Sustainability Marketing Manager, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games aims to show leadership in sustainability by delivering the Games to international standards of best practice, leaving positive economic, environmental, social and community legacies.

Katie Barton-Harvey reveals the sustainable operations and planned sustainable legacy of the Games. She is an experienced and passionate advocate for sustainable event management, accessibility and inclusivity.

Get the inside scoop on GC2018 sustainability legacies at Southport Library on Wednesday, 15 November, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Bookings are essential. Book online now to secure your free ticket for this event.

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What makes the Gold Coast a great host city

Presented by Professor Paul Burton
Director, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University
Professor Susanne Becken
Director, Griffith Institute for Tourism

With teams from 70 nations and territories taking part in GC2018, and more than 670,000 visitors expected to our city, Griffith University’s Professor Paul Burton explores what makes the Gold Coast a city of the future, and therefore a city fit to host Australia’s biggest sporting event this decade. His Griffith colleague Professor Susanne Becken will discuss how being a host city will shape the Gold Coast as a tourist destination into the future.

Get the inside scoop on the why the Gold Coast is a great host city at Robina Library on Wednesday, 6 December, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

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Building the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Presented by Dr Karine Dupre
Associate Professor, Architecture, Griffith University

The new and upgraded venues for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will host 11 days of competition across 18 sports and 7 para-sports. Griffith University Associate Professor of Architecture, Dr Karine Dupre, explores the buildings that will host GC2018 – from Carrara Stadium to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre - revealing the function of architecture in designing venues to deliver a premium experience for both athletes and spectators alike, and the critical role of those spaces in the success of the Games.

Get the inside scoop on building the venues for the games at Southport Library on Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Bookings are essential. Book online now to secure your free ticket to this event.

 

Upcoming 2018 Inside Scoop events

Bookings will open soon for our remaining 2018 Inside Scoop events:

Event Date and time Location
GC2018 - Life as an elite athlete Wednesday 21 February 2018
6.30pm to 7.30pm
Robina Library
The Gold Coast after the Games Wednesday 14 March 2018
6.30pm to 7.30pm
Robina Library

The 2018 Inside Scoop series is supported by Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and Griffith University.


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