Program

Saturday 14 July

Solo event,

Can stories for young people save the world?

9.30am - 10.20am | Saturday 14 July

Rarely in our human history have young people had to contemplate a more anxious and angry global nervous system. Do young people need stories more than ever? Can stories help equip young readers to embrace an often dark and uncertain world with optimism, resolve and creativity?

Solo event,

The civic city in a nomadic world

9.30am - 10.20am | Saturday 14 July

Where do we belong when everything is on the move? How can we combine anchorage, connection, possibility, personal growth and inspiration when everything is shifting, when the world turns to its darker face and apprehension is in the air, and when we divide the world into globalists (bad) and patriots (good).

Solo event,

Destroying the natural environment harms people too

9.30am - 10.20am | Saturday 14 July

Policy makers need to understand the effects on people and communities of destroying natural environments, native animals and plants. Recent research demonstrates the powerful effects of place and the natural environment on human health and well-being and, conversely, what happens when such environments are threatened or destroyed.

Oration,

Dame Roma Mitchell Oration: Lauded and vilified: the highs and lows of leadership in human rights

9.30am - 10.20am | Saturday 14 July

In conversation with Dr Vincent, Professor Triggs will explore the human rights issues at the forefront during her term as President of the Human Rights Commission, as well as the highs and lows and the lessons learned. She will also reflect on the gendered nature of public shaming from this time in her leadership career.

Solo event,

Human space exploration – the International Space Station, Moon, Mars and beyond

9.30 - 10.20am | Saturday 14 July

Pam Melroy, former NASA astronaut and one of two women to command the Space Shuttle, will talk about her experiences in space and the future of human space exploration.  #WeBelieveInAstronauts Follow @Astro_Pam, www.AstronautPamMelroy.com

In conversation, Art = Ideas,

Elyas Alavi and guests

10.30am-11am | Saturday 14 July

Elyas Alavi, curator of Throw the dice, talks with some of the other artists about what inspires them.

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