Disruptive Innovation Works at the University of Newcastle is a series of presentations made by world-leading thinkers such as Disney Frozen creator Chris Buck.

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Have you ever wanted to know what goes on inside the mind of an industry trailblazer? Disruptive Innovation Works provides this insight. It is a series of presentations by unconventional thinkers making a practical difference in their chosen fields through their revolutionary ideas.

The philosophy behind Disruptive Innovation Works is our prevailing attitude at the University Of Newcastle. We know that a commitment to nurturing and celebrating originality creates new approaches to teaching, learning and research.

This groundbreaking series presented by Jeff Julian, Director of Creative Innovation, is a platform for anyone to be inspired by world-class pioneers of our day.

Whether it is absorbing the ideas of Academy Award-winning animator Chris Buck in his 'No Regrets' talk, hearing the 'Lessons From Hollywood' of special effects guru Greg Downing, or 'Disruption From The Middle Of Nowhere' from children's program creator Cate McQuillen, there is a world of knowledge within Disruptive Innovation Works.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the next presentation in this series, the details of which will be found on this page soon.

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For more information, videos and photos from past Disruptive Innovation Works presentations, click on the corresponding image below.

Chris Buck

Greg Downing
Cate McQuillen