Melbourne Conversations - City of Melbourne
Getting Melbourne talking
Melbourne Conversations is the City of Melbourne long-standing series of free talks on current issues facing Melbourne. Public discussions are led by acclaimed local, national and international speakers engaging in challenging ideas, disruptions and issues impacting Melbourne and the wider community around culture, creativity, liveability, and sustainability.
As Program Manager and Producer I developed a range of conversations from 2011 to 2017, engaging a variety of experts from diverse cultural, industry and community backgrounds to discuss with the community important challenges and new ideas.
Some of the industry partners and experts were from the Victorian Government, Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Museum, State Library of Victoria, Club Melbourne, Melbourne Museum, Hub Melbourne, Committee for Melbourne, Henley Club, Veski, Grattan Institute, Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre, all nine universities in greater Melbourne, Pausefest and the Guardian and the Conversation media companies.
Some of my highlights are:
● Toff in Town series: A series of conversations held at the Toff in Town focussed on Melbourne’s creative community. Some topics covered were SLAM: Save Live Australian Music in the City, the Future of Zines, North v.s South: Melbourne Divide, and Music Law for DJ’s.
● 60,000+ Years of Innovation developed in partnership with the Wheeler Centre and Kalinya Communications: Unique insights from leading indigenous intellectuals on Aboriginal approaches to circular knowledge across a diverse variety of sectors.
● Making democracy work better for you and Shaping Melbourne to 2026: Two key forums as part of the City of Melbourne community engagement program Future Melbourne 2026.