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Raising the Bar Adelaide

Raising the Bar is a global initiative making education and innovation a part of our City’s popular culture.

Raising the Bar Adelaide was held on Tuesday 12 October 2021. The event will return in 2022.

Raising the Bar Adelaide has cemented its reputation as one of the state’s most thought-provoking and engaging local events – combining expert discussion in a casual pub setting.

Raising the Bar is a global event series which began in New York and aims to make education a part of popular culture in cities across the world, with Adelaide sitting alongside Hong Kong, London and Sydney.

Raising the Bar Adelaide was first held in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters in 2018.

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2021 live recordings

Watch the following talks on the Raising the Bar 2021 Playlist on YouTube: 

  • Jules Schiller: Changes in mainstream media - sex, lies, but no videotape
  • Sean Fewster & Daniel Panozzo: Education, entertainment and empathy - the Just Lawful project
  • Lainie Anderson: How South Australians won the right to die with dignity
  • Tammy Franks: A touchy subject - South Australia and sex work laws

Please note: the Council has age-restricted the videos to 18+ due to some of the subject content.

Raising the Bar Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

Watch: Raising the Bar 2021 Playlist

2021 speakers

20 TALKS. 10 BARS. 1 NIGHT.

The award-winning and thought-provoking, Raising the Bar, enlightened and entertained once again when it returned to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters on Tuesday 12 October, with over 900 attendees to the 20 talks on the night.

Ten of our best bars and pubs were transformed into knowledge hubs as speakers discussed a range of absorbing subjects including euthanasia, health and fitness, reducing homelessness, the effects of video gaming, domestic violence, nutrition, robots in the workplace, legalising sex work and more.

 2021 Speakers and venues summary:

Venue Speaker Topic Start Time
Alma Tavern Sean Fewster & Daniel Panozzo Education, entertainment and empathy - the Just Lawful project 6:30pm
Jules Schiller Changes in mainstream media - sex, lies, but no videotape 8:30pm
Bath Hotel Nick Muxlow Get Run Fit - improve your running, finish with a smile 6:30pm
Britannia Hotel Ally Nitschke Courageous conversations - why we keep avoiding those tough conversations 6:30pm
John Purl Achieve success through wellbeing 8:30pm
The Colonist Evangeline Mantzioris The Mediterranean diet - much more than a dietary pattern 6:30pm
Troye Wallett (cancelled) Your inner voice is a 3 year old child - an approach to changing the stories we tell ourselves 8:30pm
Cue Bar Trish Hansen & Alex Bruhn Here we are - where to next? 6:30pm
Tasha Stanton Seeing is believing: using perceptual trickery to treat pain 8:30pm
Little Bang Brewery David Cropley Please don't fire me - I have a brain! 6:30pm
Bruce Thomas Virtual reality: not science fiction but in our own backyard 8:30pm
The Maid David Pearson Ending homelessness is possible 6:30pm
Brad Chilcott A future where women are free from men's violence and abuse 8:30pm
Susan Knapp Getting our kids on purpose-power that is changing the world! 8:30pm
Maylands Hotel Lainie Anderson How South Australians won the right to die with dignity 6:30pm
Tammy Franks A touchy subject - South Australia and sex work laws 8:30pm
The Republic Scott Zarcinas Breaking through writers’ block 6:30pm
Nigel Rogasch Zapping brains to boost memory 8:30pm
Robin Hood Hotel Kim Le The dark side of gaming 6:30pm
Nicholas Procter Making trauma informed the new norm 8:30pm

2020 live recordings

Speakers Title
Luke Broomhall Murder, Violence and Psychopathy in South Australia: Live recording
Matt Heavyside & Jess Trengrove Movement is medicine - why wait til we're broken: Live recording
Frances Nelson To parole or not to parole: Live recording 
Matthew Iasiello Why a focus on mental wellbeing makes all the difference: Live recording
James Muecke Building resilience - a personal and global journey (live recording not available)
Hannah Wardill Chemotherapy with a side of poo thanks!: Live recording
Rick Sarre Your right to know: Live recording
Marianna Sigala Tourism and the next normal: can we ‘Build Back Better’?: Live recording 
Jason Lee Dj-ing through the decades: Live recording 
Evangeline Mantzioris When food plays mind games: Live recording

Image gallery: Raising the Bar Adelaide

Contact

Economic Development Unit
T: 08 8366 4555
E: economicdevelopment@npsp.sa.gov.au