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Posted: Thursday 6 July, 2017

The sun rises in the west: AFoI makes its move!

The Adelaide Festival of Ideas is making a leap in time and space, announcing that the much-loved event will be returning in 2018 – and to its original dates in July. “From 12-15 July 2018 great achievers and audiences new and old will be warming up in the West...

Posted: Saturday 20 May, 2017

Event: Antarctica: Past, Present and Futures

Three specialists explore the one unique territory from different perspectives. Join us for this special presentation featuring three world renowned local scientists and writers as they share their recent experiences travelling to the home of the blizzard. Booking and further information coming soon! Check the AFoI website for updates....

Posted: Thursday 18 May, 2017

Event: Transforming Work with Trebor Sholz

During the AFoI2016, you may have attended sessions featuring international guest Michel Bauwens addressing issues concerning the sharing economy. These issues continue to raise serious questions in the public discourse concerning the future of labour markets and potential for both good and bad of a digital future. Green Industries...

Posted: Sunday 23 October, 2016

The 20th Don Dunstan Oration

The Courage Party? Climbing out of the political abyss. Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide Saturday, 22 October 2016 PRESENTED BY THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AUSTRALIA (IPAA) WITH WALLMAN’S LAWYERS   Australia is in a political abyss. How do we climb out of it? Do we need a ‘Courage Party’ to address...

Posted: Monday 17 October, 2016

Art at the Heart of AFOI

The arts feature prominently in the 2016 Adelaide Festival of Ideas with poets, philosophers, curators, cultural activists and artists all finding places in the program. View the full arts program Home Saturday 22/10 6.30PM At our Saturday night special event, poets, story tellers and musicians come together to explore...

Posted: Friday 16 September, 2016

Vice Chancellors step up to support iconic ideas festival

Ideas are big business in the world today. Our universities are in the ideas business and so too is civil society. That’s why, after 16 years, the Vice Chancellors of South Australia’s three public universities are continuing to back The Adelaide Festival of Ideas (AFoI) as a free event...

Posted: Tuesday 30 August, 2016

2016 Adelaide Festival of Ideas dedicated to Phillip Adams

The Adelaide Festival of Ideas Inc. (AFoI) is proud to announce Australia’s Living Treasure, Phillip Adams, AO, FAHA, FRSA as it’s Festival Dedicatee, a tradition that recognises the significant contribution of individuals to Australian public life and thought leadership. AFoI founder and board Chairman, Greg Mackie says that Phillip...

Posted: Saturday 20 August, 2016

Erin Brockovich in Adelaide

The Adelaide Festival of Ideas (AFoI) is delighted to announce that Erin Brockovich will make an Australian public appearance at the 2016 Adelaide Festival of Ideas (21-23 October). A legal clerk turned environmental activist, Brockovich gained international recognition for her courageous efforts to expose the contamination of community drinking...

Posted: Monday 15 August, 2016

Get along to Adelaide Festival of Ideas

The Adelaide Festival of Ideas (AFoI) is a treasured South Australian public event that this year sits at the heart of Open State. Since its inception in 1999, AFoI has been Adelaide’s signature celebration of the importance of ideas in an active democracy. The first of its kind in...

Posted: Thursday 11 February, 2016

Make or Break

So here we are, well into the second decade of the twenty-first century of the current era. Many of us will say that we are in a load of trouble: a world increasingly stricken by climate change, struggling economic systems, irresolvable political, religious and social conflicts, and more. Yet,...

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