WOMADelaide today announced the full program for its 2019 Planet Talks Program, hosting some of the world’s foremost thinkers, activists, scientists, and leaders in engaging and inspiring
Marking International Women’s Day on the Friday evening of WOMADelaide, Natasha Stott Despoja AM will deliver the International Woman’s Day address, followed by an in
Natasha Stott Despoja AM is the youngest woman ever to enter the Australian Federal Parliament. Since leaving politics, Natasha’s unwavering work towards gender equality has seen her take on roles including Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls and Chair of Our Watch—an
On the Saturday of the festival, the WOMADelaide Planet Talks open with two key Radio National identities in Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas, bringing to life one of Australia’s
Saturday also includes pioneering scientists Brian Pickles and Monica Gagliano and Nature Connection guide Alex Gaut, who will explore the fascinating hidden world of tree communication, plant cognition, and the healing powers of forest bathing (sounds like something we can definitely get behind).
Sunday includes a discussion on the magic of mushrooms with Gavin McIntyre from groundbreaking
Walkley award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Guardian, National Treasure, and bestselling author First Dog on the Moon has thought-provoking/or illustrated numerous books including the recent First Dog’s Guide to Surviving the Impending Apocalypse. First Dog On The Moon has come to the rescue with a crash course in surviving the Armageddon and just as importantly, how to stay nice doing it.
“The growing appeal and appetite of festival audiences for the discussion forum provided by the Planet Talks, has led us to move the program from Speakers’ Corner into a new
Monday sees the WOMADelaide Planet Talks exploring whether we can really tackle climate change without addressing our relationship with meat consumption and the livestock industry? Join Less Meat Less Heat CEO, Angie Plummer, CSIRO Food Systems scientist, Cecile Godde, and farmer / SBS TV food documentary maker, Matthew Evans, for a discussion on what needs to be done and where to start.
Our Prime Minister recently declared the need for “fair dinkum power” when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. Join Prof Quentin Beresford, author of “Adani and the War on Coal”, and Greenpeace CEO and author of “The Coal Truth”, David Ritter, as they discuss the Adani saga and the power behind the Commonwealth Government’s passion for coal over a 100% renewable energy future
In the final 2019 WOMADelaide Planet Talks session, The Wilderness Society’s Peter Owen, Mirning Elder and Coloured Stone frontman Bunna Lawrie, and marine scientist, Jodie Rummer, represent a large and growing movement of concerned people, councils, businesses, industries, environmental and scientific organisations opposing the proposed oil drilling by Norwegian oil company
Whatever you’re passionate about, whether it be politics or the environment or mushroom architechture, the 2019 WOMADelaide Planet Talks program sparks a conversation for everyone.
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