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.
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:
|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
|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
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