Raising the Bar Adelaide

We are raising the bar in our City.

RTB Gallery thumbRaising the Bar is a global award winning series of talks that take place in venues across the City in one night. Beginning in New York, the series has made its way to major cities around the world, including London, Hong Kong and Sydney.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters brought Raising the Bar to Adelaide last year for first time and due the overwhelming positive response from the community, the Council has announced that it will be bringing it back to the City again on Tuesday 13 August.

The Raising the Bar Adelaide event will transform the City's landscape into a campus for one night, where notable professors and thought leaders will give talks in some of our City’s top bars and pubs, creating an unexpected environment for discussion and supplying the community with direct access to cutting-edge content.

This year’s event will feature a brand new suite of speakers, as well as some of the favourites from last year.

Free event. Bookings essential.

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Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship

You will see it first, here in our City – Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship!

The Council is thrilled to bring a second Raising the Bar event to Adelaide this year, but this time, with an entrepreneurial focus.

On Tuesday 1 October, the City will host the inaugural Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship event in the world, where start-ups, entrepreneurs and industry leaders will motivate and inspire up-and-coming innovators.

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2018 event


My husband and I wish to thank you and the Council for organising such a brilliant event, ‘Raising the Bar Adelaide’...

We would also like to pass on our congratulations to the Council staff who did a wonderful job of introductions and thanks to the speakers.

We hope you will organise another event like this in the future.

     Sharon Mraz


I attended Raising the Bar on Tuesday night at the Maylands Hotel and absolutely loved it! The speakers were fantastic, the vibe was great and it was so great to see the Council contributing to the community in a different way. I strongly encourage the Council to put on events like this in the future.