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Lectures & Talks in Perth & WA

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Perth is home to five universities, countless business, industry, political and community organisations providing access to talks and lectures from learned local and international renowned academics to outrageous hysterics. Until now, the content’s never been easy to find. We are working closely with the universities and other institutions to provide a one-stop shop. Don’t miss your chance to get your content first-hand!



Emergence Creative Festival (POSTPONED)

Creativity is everyone's business, so come get amongst it in Margaret River this March, 25th-27th.

  • Dates:Postponed indefinitely
  • Venue:HEART Margaret River
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:Emergence Creative
  • Venue Address:47 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River
  • Type:Festivals,Music,Talks & Lectures,Technology,Winery Events


Dubbed the 'anti-conference', Australia's South West's own idea's fest is an influential celebration of creativity where ideas get off the ground. Held each year in the magical town of Margaret River, marketers, content-makers, innovators, futurists, leaders and artists across music, film, advertising, photography, digital, experiential and visual arts come to Emergence to collaborate and share knowledge in a unique brains trust. Whether it's ideas, inspiration, networking, industry insights or emerging trends you're after, The Emergence Creative Fesitval brings it all together in a wild few days. 

This year's festival theme is 'Human Connection in a Post-Digital World,' the question being, is our digital attachment as consumers and businesses detaching us from human experience? Our keynotes and workshops will explore how we can harness the benefits of new tech, dodge the pitfalls and connect as people in a post-digital landscape. 

Alongside many keynotes and hands-on workshops are satelite events and pop-ups that celebrate the beautiful region of Margaret River and allows you to network and connect with other like-minded individuals. 

Check out our website, Facebook and Instagram for all the ticketing info, this years speakers and what we have in store for 2020. 

The Lester Prize - 2020 Entries

The Lester Prize is one of the country’s most prestigious portrait prizes. We're on the hunt once again for Australia's most talented artists. Submit your work for the chance to win a part of $75,000.

  • Dates:Apr 11 - Jul 24
  • Venue:Artist entries from across Australia accepted


  • Hosted By:The Lester Inc
  • Ticket Price FROM:$15.00
  • Ticket price TO:$45.00
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions,Festivals,Free,Talks & Lectures,Well Being,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA,Yagan Square
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Youth


MAIN AWARD | Entries open 11 April — 10 July 2020
YOUTH AWARD | Entries open 11 April — 24 July 2020
Visit www.lesterprize.com to enter online, download our Terms & Conditions and Consent Forms.

Our annual program includes: the Main Exhibition in AGWA’s historic Centenary Galleries; Awards Nights for both Adult and Youth Finalists; guided tours; floor talks, workshops and live demonstrations with Adult Finalists; outdoor art pop up events around the city with the WA Portrait Artists and the Plein Air Painters of Australia; a Youth, Community & Hospital Outdoor Art Exhibition at the Perth Cultural Centre; and digital exhibitions showcased on the Big Screen at the Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge Piazza, Yagan Square and the City of Perth Library.

The Lester Inc is proud to provide Western Australia and the country with the opportunity to engage with the best of the artform in a format that puts both artists and community front-and-centre.

MAIN EXHIBITION | AGWA's Centenary Galleries | 31 Oct — 30 Nov 2020
YOUTH AWARDS & SALON EXHIBITION | Brookfield Place | 2 Nov — 27 Nov 2020


TALES at 2PM: Archaeology: Battlefield Artefacts Lost Then Found

Tune in to find out the answers to your questions about archaeology

  • Dates:May 31, 2020
  • Time(s):2pm
  • Venue:https://www.facebook.com/AnzacCottage/


  • Hosted By:Friends of ANZAC Cottage Inc
  • Venue Address:https://www.facebook.com/AnzacCottage/
  • Ticket Price:free
  • Type:Free,History,Military,Museum events,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access


The Friends of ANZAC Cottage Inc is proud to announce the next in the series of TALES at 2PM.  Sue Carter, a qualified archaeologist with 20 years’ experience and an author, will display and discuss the significance of some of her fascinating finds as she explored the battlefields of the Somme.

As before this talk will be broadcast from the Friends of ANZAC Cottage Inc Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AnzacCottage/ on Sunday May 31 at 2PM.

For more information, please contact Anne on 0411 44 55 82 or email: chapan@highway1.com.au

State Of Social '20

Australia's largest social media and digital marketing conference

  • Dates:Jun 23rd, 24th, 2020
  • Time(s):8:00am-3:30pm
  • Venue:Optus Stadium


  • Hosted By:Optus Stadium
  • Venue Address:Optus Stadium 333 Victoria Park Drive Burswood, WA 6100
  • Ticket Price FROM:$599.90
  • Ticket price TO:$918.50
  • Type:Expos,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Optus Stadium


Think international heavyweight keynotes, prodigious panels and barnstorming brainstorming workshops. Think gourmet food for thought and bottomless barista-brewed coffee. Think sweeping Swan River views and equally exclusive insights into the future of digital and social.

Another Bloody Breakfast! w/ Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos

Perth Blood Institute regularly hosts "Another Bloody Breakfast!" events to give the community the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers on topics related to blood disorders.

  • Dates:Postponed to 2 Oct 2020


  • Type:Talks & Lectures,Author Talks,Charity / Fundraising,Health,Well Being
  • Event Venue:University Club of Western Australia


For the upcoming breakfast on Fri 2 Oct we have special guest, Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos, speaking on the Health Benefits of a Traditional Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle.

Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos is Pro Vice Chancellor College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education at Murdoch University. An accredited practising dietitian and a recognised expert in Dietetics, Catherine has international standing as a leader in Mediterranean diet research. She has a particular interest in the Mediterranean diet in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes.

Her specific research area of interest in Mediterranean diet studies focuses both on migration impact on diet and lifestyle and chronic disease risk and dietary clinical intervention trials using the traditional Cretan Mediterranean diet as intervention models in the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and mood disorders.

As well as having the opportunity to hear Catherine speak, you will enjoy a themed breakfast in one of the exclusive dining rooms at the University Club of WA – specially designed for our event by Executive Chef Costa Simatos whose food is influenced by his Greek-Cypriot heritage.