After a one year hiatus, Devonshire Street fave Jazzy Cafe is back open. To celebrate, Jazzy is hosting one of a string of events in the Raising the Bar: Light Rail edition series.

On the night of Wednesday the 28th April, 10 bars across Surry Hills and the CBD will host twenty speakers and innovators for an evening of talks, ideas and big thinking.

Raising the Bar began in 2014 in New York City, with an ambition to show people that you can learn something new and encounter big ideas in unconventional places, like your local bar or cafe.

Now in Sydney, professors, scientists and CEOs swap their offices and boardrooms for the pub, and you’re invited to sip on a schooner and listen as they share their knowledge.

Jazzy Cafe will host two speakers: the first is Dr Sarah McDonald, a mechatronic engineer, founder and CEO of Baymatob™. After the traumatic birth of her second child, Oliver, Sarah embarked on a PhD focused on understanding the normal progression of labour. Her research was awarded the Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship and resulted in the development of Oli™, an innovative non-invasive device to monitor pregnancy and labor progression.

The second speaker of the evening is Behrokh Abbasnejad, founder of Intellicloth – a smart clothing and innovation company. Behrokh is passionate about the development of new innovations and products that bridge the gaps between medicine and engineering to empower those who are less able with a better quality of life.

This is a free event but registration is essential. Head to the website to view the full line up at other venues around the area such as The Shakespeare, Belvoir Theatre, Strawberry Hills and The Dove and Olive.

Hopefully this is the start of many new evening events around the area, bringing some much needed life to the streets of Surry Hills.

Jazzy Cafe and Bar
212 Devonshire Street

Raising the Bar: Light Rail Edition
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