July 2013: Parties, Patents and Design Down Under

Engineers Without Borders Gala Dinner

EWB gala dinner

image via Engineers Without Borders Australia

           EWBA 10th Anniversary
Gala Dinner

Friday August 2, 2013
Docklands, Melbourne

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWBA) is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a Gala Dinner! Our own Sally Dominguez will be emceeing the event. Expect formal attire, fireworks, music, and a visionary look at what’s to come for humanitarian engineering.

Sally was recently named an ambassador for the organization, with which she’s shared an adventure or three. Bringing running water to a birthing room in a rural clinic, a karoake campaign to maintain arsenic-free well water, and waste management in the floating communities are some of the highlights from her trip to Cambodia with EWBA in 2011. Find out more in the archives at The Whole HOG: April 2011 edition.

Protecting Your Patent

idea

image via James Brey, E+/Getty

In this panel discussion from ABC’s Radio National program By Design, inventor and architect Sally Dominguez’s journey with HOG is used as a ‘what-not-to-do’ example of patenting gone awry in Australia.

Learn more on the importance of owning, what Sally describes as, “the whole brand image of what you’ve designed.”

Explore the legal intricacies, and hidden pitfalls of the (sometimes complex) patent process to protect a design.

 

  Women in Design

women in designSally Dominguez will be talking about the importance of good design with five other artists, architects, and designers who are leading the way
on
Tuesday, August 13
from
6 pm  – 9 pm
at
AGL Theatre,
Museum of Sydney

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