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  • Notes from the front row with Associate Director Heather Robinson

    Cooking up Connections Shortly before Opening Night, we received a proposition too sweet to ignore. Daisy Miller had signed up for Frocktober, promising to don a frock for each day of the month to raise money for Ovarian Cancer research. Simple enough. But then she accepted what has become known as “The Annabel Crabb Challenge”. An anonymous donor pledged a substantial amount of money to...

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  • Choose your own adventure: Hollywood meets Silicon Valley with Chris Adams

    Think the fun stops now that the 2013 Adelaide Festival of Ideas has finished up? Think again Adelaide! On Friday 1 November, Majoran Distillery, supported by our friend and partner University of Adelaide, presents a rare opportunity for a conversation with internationally recognised new media pioneer, technology and entertainment executive, Chris Adams. Chris is global CEO of Spondo, a Melbourne-based company which allows anyone to profit from...

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  • Sophie Black’s Top Tips for the Weekend

    With over 66 events and 80 speakers, it can be tough trying to decide what to see at this year’s Festival of Ideas. So we asked the woman at the top, director and former Crikey editor Sophie Black to share her top 10 tips for the weekend ahead with us. Here’s what made the cut: 40 Days in the Desert – with Lynette Wallworth, Prof....

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  • The Hosts with the Most

    The AFOI is thrilled to include some of Australia’s leading commentators and journalists hosting sessions across the program. Jennifer Byrne from the ABC Book Show, will be joining Don Watson in his closing night keynote titled Our Poisonous Politics where Don will address on whether politics is broken or if its just the same old game as well as Darwinian Feminism where she will join...

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  • What do you love and loathe about the Internet?

    In a few days’ time, The Chaser‘s Julian Morrow and two brave teams of Festival guests will take to the Town Hall stage to tackle one of this century’s most pertinent questions: ‘Is the Internet evil?’ To help them prepare, we’ve been asking you guys to submit what you love and loathe about the internet. We’ve had some great responses via Facebook and Twitter – read their...

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