AFOI Story

Since our audience discovered our first event one misty morning in 1999, The Adelaide Festival of Ideas has forged the path for ideas festivals in Australia and internationally.

Our purpose is to celebrate the life of the mind, particularly the public value of ideas, thinking and innovation as foundations of civil society, an informed democracy and a robust economy.

In 2015 a group of long term supporters and true-believers formed a board. This Board of specialist volunteers have regenerated the AFoI as a not-for-profit incorporated association, stewarding the AFoI as it transitions to an ongoing and independent entity.