The sharing economy has been gaining traction through platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and Airtasker as a novel way of connecting people as small-scale consumers and producers.

This event brings together various leaders in Brisbane’s sharing economy to discuss the benefits, and potential obstacles and challenges, to the sharing economy.

Speakers will present a range of perspectives on how the sharing economy provides novel solutions to various ‘wicked problems’ in cities, with a focus on how future developments can promote urban sustainability.

Watch the recording

Recording of "Sharing is Daring" talk (YouTube, 1h:10m)

Meet the presenters

Graziella ThakeGraziella Thake 

has 27 years of committed experience in program writing, delivery, coaching and support facilitation for leaders of business and industry. Graziella’s background is in psychology and she has valuable experience working with businesses working within the share economy.


Deb MorrisonDeb Morrison 

is the founder and CEO of PetCloud – an Australian fast-growing sharing economy web-based business – like Airbnb, but for pets. Guided by experts and industry leaders from the animal welfare, pet and vet, and IT industries, PetCloud serves thousands of pet sitters and owners.


Sabrina ChakoriSabrina Chakori 

is Founder of Brisbane Tool Library and a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland. She’s been working for a more environmentally sustainable society for more than a decade, leading numerous collaborations. Sabrina is convinced of the necessity to change the roots of our economy in order to solve our social and ecological crises.


Rob BrownRob Brown 

is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of KERB, a global peer-to-peer parking app. One of Australia’s most prominent marketers, Rob is a regular international keynote speaker and has appeared on BBC WorldChannel 9 News and in The Huffington Post.

About BrisScience

BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

Run by The University of Queensland, BrisScience has been delivering engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists for over a decade.

BrisScience speakers are leaders in their given fields and deliver dynamic presentations based on cutting-edge research.

The University of Queensland has been running BrisScience since 2005, bringing the best and brightest scientific minds to the people of Brisbane – from early career researchers to Nobel Laureates!

Time6:30pm to 7:30pm (light refreshments 7:30-8pm)
VenueThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank
CostFree - Eventbrite ticket required


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