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Posted: Thursday 16 August, 2018

From the Chair: Thank you for an incredible 2018 AFoI

Well – what a memorable experience the 2018 AFoI was for all who attended. Our move to the west end of North Terrace and to July worked for audiences. It was fresh outside but the sun shone for much of the time. The venues were warm and welcoming, and...

Posted: Thursday 5 July, 2018

Adelaide Festival of Ideas meets Entrepreneurs Week

Day two of the 2018 Adelaide Festival of Ideas coincides with Entrepreneurs Week, and as such, we have focussed our Friday 13th July program on social enterprise and innovation. We start the day with Katrina Donaghy on Blockchain, and how exciting the future of this technology is going to...

Posted: Thursday 5 July, 2018

2018 Adelaide Festival of Ideas – From the Chair

The Adelaide Festival of Ideas is an example of what can happen when passion is mobilised and shared. The 2018 AFoI is a rich offering of ideas and a testament to the generosity of spirit of so many speakers. Along with our many volunteers, we invite you to rug...

Posted: Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Help us populate the AFoI archive

Here at AFoI headquarters we’re sitting on an incredible treasure trove – recordings of AFoI sessions going all the way back to 1999. There are around 450 recordings all up. This is more than 95% of all the sessions we’ve hosted but only around 50 recordings have made it...

Posted: Tuesday 29 May, 2018

This year’s theme – Who’s at the Wheel?

This is an exciting time to be alive, but it can be uncomfortable in the passenger seat. Where are these new roads heading and will we find our way home? Are we so distracted by visions of the future that we have forgotten to solve the problems of today? Will we still be able...

Posted: Monday 5 March, 2018

Art = Ideas

For 20 years The Adelaide Festival of Ideas has been a gathering point for the exchange of ideas and a celebration of the life of the mind. Since time immemorial art has provided humanity with ways to express ideas, truth and emotions in different languages. ART=IDEAS is just that....

Posted: Monday 5 March, 2018

Morris Gleitzman – Australian Children’s Laureate

Newly announced Children’s laureate Morris Gleitzman will be our guest at AFoI 2018, sharing lots of his ideas with us, including a challenge to the way many adults view children’s literature. For more than 30 years Morris Gleitzman has written celebrated books for young people – sometimes serious, sometimes funny and...

Posted: Monday 5 March, 2018

2018 AFoI Dedication – Robyn Archer

From cautious beginnings in 1999, every Adelaide Festival of Ideas since 2001 has been dedicated in honour of a great Australian whose contribution to the world of ideas and public life has been exemplary. The 2018 Adelaide Festival of Ideas Dedication recognises Robyn Archer AO. Robyn Archer joins the...

Posted: Monday 5 March, 2018

From the Archive – Hanan Ashrawi

At the very first AFoI in 1999, we invited Hanan Ashrawi as a guest. A little-known spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority, her clarity and reason were hallmarks of that event and of her cause. Along with Paul Collins and Gerard Henderson, and chaired by the redoubtable Morag Fraser, Hanan spoke...

Posted: Wednesday 26 July, 2017

The University of Adelaide 2017 Cultural Oration: Finding the Next Wave: Innovation and its Discontents

On July 13th 2017 Adelaide Festival of Ideas founder and chair Greg Mackie OAM presented the University of Adelaide 2017 Cultural Oration. Finding the Next Wave: Innovation and its Discontents Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I acknowledge that we meet here on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people...

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