Program

Panels

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Parent guilt

1pm - 1.50pm | Sunday 15 July

We all suffer from it, don’t we? But does it make us better parents or produce questionable behaviours? Join a scientist, musician and psychiatrist for this no-holds-barred discussion peppered with amusing anecdotes and some proper science!

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Are animals people or possessions?

3pm - 3.50pm | Sunday 15 July

The relationship between humans and animals has always been ambivalent. Often seen as companions, animals have at the same time been instrumentalised as beasts of burden and sources of food. Join our panel as they consider the evolving legal and social status of animals, from the French Revolution to the wars of the twentieth century.

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The art of nature

4pm - 4.50pm | Sunday 15 July

As we career headlong through the anthropocene period where human activity leaves its indelible, and often destructive, trace on the planet, we ask: how do artists respond to this? Hear three wonderfully diverse speakers, including artists, discussing their own practices and perspectives on nature.

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Democracy

4pm - 4.50pm | Sunday 15 July

Is Australia truly a democracy and, if not, what would it take to make it one? Throughout the West, trust in democracy is plunging despite widely-differing material circumstances. Should activism operate within the system to improve things, or on the system itself?

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ThincLab: Mindful Networking

8 - 9am(Yoga) & 9 - 10am(Panel) | Friday 13 July

Join ThincLab for yoga at 8am followed by a panel session at 9am discussing ‘healthy habits for entrepreneurs’.

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