2018 Disrupted Festival of Ideas to explore technology and humanity

Wednesday 25 July 2018
  • The free Disrupted Festival of Ideas is on this weekend at the State Library, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July.
  • Keynote speakers Craig Silvey, Genevieve Bell and Munjed al Muderis feature in a program of events that will inspire conversation and provoke ideas.
  • More than 10,000 people are expected to attend Disrupted in person and online.

A free festival of lively and entertaining speakers is set to take place at the State Library of Western Australia this weekend, focusing on the topic of technology and its impact on humanity.

The 2018 Disrupted Festival of Ideas features a comprehensive program of speakers and activities that aim to inspire conversation, provoke ideas and encourage change.

The weekend will include inspirational presentations, discussion panels, conversations and interactive activities. Keynote speakers include Craig Silvey, Genevieve Bell and Munjed al Muderis.

The opening presentation by Western Australian author, Craig Silvey, explores the importance of reading to and with young people, and how this timeless and simple human gift might just save our species.

All Disrupted events are free, however registration is required for some sessions. Keynote and panel sessions will be live-streamed through the Disrupted website, Facebook and YouTube. See https://www.disrupted.slwa.wa.gov.au  for more information and to download the full program.

Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:

"This is a free festival that is bound to be lively and entertaining, as well as provocative and controversial.

"A number of local and national personalities, big thinkers, activists, academics, artists, scientists, comedians and writers will come together to reflect on the various ways technological advancements impact our modern world.

"I urge community members to disturb their weekend, unsettle their views and disrupt the State Library by joining the discussion panels, engagement activities and workshops, together with exploring the views of the keynote speakers."

Minister's office - 6552 5400

Last updated on: 31 July 2018