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.
Tue 12 October
KERRY O’BRIEN IN CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL GRIFFITHS AM
Join Australian actress and director Rachel Griffiths AM in conversation with Kerry O’Brien in the next chapter of A Better Future For All. You may recognise Rachel from her many film and television and stage roles including Muriel’s Wedding, Hilary and Jackie, Six Feet Under, and Total Control.
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The Power of Culture
Kerry O’Brien In Conversation with Rhoda Roberts AO and Wesley Enoch AM
Presented as part of Bleach Festival 2021 and in partnership with Griffith University, we are proud to present the next chapter in our series, ‘A Better Future For All’, presented by Kerry O’Brien – a special conversation about the power of culture, with Rhoda Roberts AO and Wesley Enoch AM.
Fri 30 July
Kerry O’Brien In Conversation with Stan Grant
Due to the latest Government advice, A New World Order: Kerry O’Brien in conversation with Stan Grant will no longer take place at HOTA, and instead will livestreamed online, free of charge.
Click here to register for the livestream.
Stan Grant has built an illustrious career as a distinguished Australian and international broadcaster, author and commentator. Over more than 30 years Stan has reported or anchored for the ABC, SBS, NITV, Seven and Sky News in Australia, and for CNN and Al Jazeera in the Middle East, China and Hong Kong.
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.
Sun 4 July **CANCELLED**
Kerry O’Brien In Conversation with Alan Cumming
Due to the latest Government advice, this event has been cancelled. Refunds will be processed for all ticket holders shortly – no need to contact us. Refunds may take up to 20 days, so please bear with us.