Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Former Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

    Speakers to promote WA’s disruptive future

    21/06/2016 12:05 PM
    • 2016 Disrupted - Festival of Ideas program announced
    • Keynote addresses from Waleed Aly, Susan Carland and Liam Young 

    Community members will be encouraged to join discussions on innovation and creativity at the third annual Disrupted - Festival of Ideas, to be hosted by the State Library of Western Australia from July 30-31, 2016.


    Announcing the festival program, Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the wide variety of keynote speakers would help drive the spirited debate that has become a hallmark of Disrupted.


    "Logie-winning TV presenter Waleed Aly, academic and radio host Susan Carland and architect and urban think tank founder Liam Young are among the speakers who will help guarantee a challenging and exciting event," Mr Day said.


    "The Disrupted festival continues to attract some of the nation's most dynamic new thought leaders, providing an important forum for canvassing and encouraging positive change in modern Australia."


    Broadcasters, artists, scientists, academics and authors will lead keynote presentations, panel discussions and open question and answer sessions focused on disrupting the norm and doing things differently.


    The festival will include a youth-led radio station, a human library and a series of workshops.


    "The range of speakers and activities offers visitors the chance to meet people who are actively making waves in today's society," the Minister said.


    "The festival demonstrates the State Library's commitment to cultivating creative thinking and I'm sure discussions will be lively and thought-provoking."


    Participation in all 2016 Disrupted - Festival of Ideas events is free but registration is required for some sessions.


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