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Thursday Live Webinar: An afternoon with Nanogirl

23 July 2020: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Watch the webinar at 4pm today here

The next ITP Thursday Live webinar features a talk and Q&A with one of science and technology's most interesting people, Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl).

If you haven't heard of Michelle Dickinson or Nanogirl, ask a kid. Michelle has become New Zealand's most well-known science and technology communicator to young New Zealanders; introducing them to science and tech on TV, online and in recent years, travelling around New Zealand with a series of shows.

That was, until a little thing called Covid-19 came along. Like many in New Zealand and around the world, Michelle and her team found that, almost overnight, there was no longer a place for the business they had built up over years through blood, sweat and tears. So they pivoted, and pivoted hard.

Come and hear the Nanogirl story: the huge role of technology in their rapidly changing business, what drove Michelle to dedicate her life to communicating science and technology in the first place, the highs and the lows and what the future looks like - plus her views on education, science, life the Universe and everything.

As always, the Thursday Live Webinar will kick off with our Tech Media Panel with Paul Brislen, Sarah Putt and Peter Griffin talking through the big stories of the week and will finish with extended Q&A with Nanogirl.


ITP Thursday Live Webinar

ITP's magazine-style fortnightly Thursday Live Webinar features the awesome TechBlog Live Tech Media Panel plus a special guest each session.

These webinars are fully interactive, with heaps of time set aside for Q&A.

4.00pm: TechBlog Live - Tech Media Panel

The Thursday Live webinar will kick off with a chat with our Tech Media Panel, giving a quick roundup of this week's big stories on TechBlog and elsewhere.

This week's Tech Media Panel features:

The team are a "who's who" of tech journalism in New Zealand over many years. They know their stuff and between them have edited or covered tech for many household name publications in NZ.

4.20pm Panel Chat

Short introduction and perspectives from Michelle.

4.35pm: Q&A with our guests

ITP CEO Paul Matthews will put your questions to our guest.

5.00pm: Head off home


Viewing previous ITP Live webinars 

ITP members can view all previous webinars in the Webinars section of the ITP Video Library. Most webinars are added within 24 hours of the live event.



The ITP Thursday Live Webinar, broadcast live every second Thursday, is free for everyone however numbers are limited and registration is essential. Please register below.


You can join the webinar by clicking here just before 4pm

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

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