Hosted by Kerry O’Brien
In partnership with Griffith University, HOTA presents a series of critical conversations focusing on unlocking knowledge from influential thinkers and leaders.
Helmed by master broadcaster and journalist Kerry O’Brien, the series will feature intimate conversations with key thought-leaders, and people with a focus on solutions and engagement. At the heart of these conversations is a commitment to understanding the intersection of ideas and actions affecting our daily lives.
These dialogues aim to provide a much-needed forum for robust and unfettered discussion about where we are, and how we are responding to one of this century’s greatest challenges.
Sun 4 July
Kerry O’Brien In Conversation with Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming is returning to Australia with his stunning new mischievous cabaret Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age. Prior to the performance, we’re proud to announce an exclusive In Conversation between the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominee, led by one of Australia’s best interviewers, Kerry O’Brien.
Thu 27 May
A Safer Place: In conversation with Jess Hill and Kerry O’Brien
In 2019 Walkley Award-winning author, Jess Walkley published her first book, See What You Made Me Do, about the phenomenon of domestic abuse in Australia. It was awarded the 2020 Stella Prize, and has been shortlisted for several others. In 2021, SBS will broadcast a three-part series adaptation.
In Conversation with Grace Tame, Australian of the Year 2021
Australian of the Year 2021, Grace is empowering survivors of sexual assault and working to reform the law and culture that fosters abuse. Now 26-years-old and based in Hobart, Grace has already made her mark and is an influential advocate.