Melbourne Conversations

City of Melbourne

Government & Organizations, Local

Melbourne Conversations is a City of Melbourne initiative that uses the forum of free public discussion and debate on popular themes to speak with Melbourne's various communities. We seek to engage with challenging ideas and influence Melbourne's intellectual culture, creativity, liveability, and sustainability.


Technology changes with computerisation, automation and disruptive innovation are celebrated by many. But for some it means a loss of a job. Social commentator Bernard Salt leads a panel of experts to make some sense of future uncertainty and opportunity.

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Four astute thinkers will project what the future holds for war commemoration.

Learn how the landscape was 'civilised' and discover the nature of evolving civil and civic functions.

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Democracy Fractures

January 4th, 2016

Democracy Fractures: Can citizens' juries rebuild trust & solve hard problems?