News

Open State in the news: Weekend Notes

David Walsh from Weekend Notes writes about Adelaide and its many attractions. In this piece he explores Open State.

Open State in the news: InDaily Top 100 August 18

InDaily announces that Richard Watson, the renowned futurist, will speak at the SA top 100 event.

Open State in the news: 5AA talks Open State

5AA's Alan Hickey discusses Open State with program director, Sarah Thomas.

A Message from the Premier of South Australia

Open State in 2017 promises to address challenges, devise solutions and translate ideas into action.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural program, Open State has six themes – Future Food, Future Human, Future Enterprise, Future Planet, Future Cities and Future Democracy.

Open State in the news: InDaily August 10

InDaily's Susie Keen speaks with Open State speaker and curator, Fiona Kerr.

Open State in the news: The Winnovation Awards, Aug 8

The Advertiser covered The Winnovation Awards, calling for more nominations!

Open State 2017 announces our first keynote speaker: Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts is Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, and Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford.

His research on refugee and other forced-migration populations has challenged us to find a positive way to manage global migration.

Open State in the news: The Mandarin helps us attract new events

How do you galvanise a state’s businesses, not-for-profit organisations, universities and community groups to embrace innovation? The Mandarin helps call for new events for 2017.

Introducing the Open State themes for 2017

Be involved. This year, we have a focus on turning ideas into action across six themes: future planet, future democracy, future food, future human, future enterprise and future cities.

Open State returns: 28 September - 8 October 2017

We’re delighted to announce the Open State Festival will return to Adelaide from 28 September – 8 October 2017 for even more collaboration, innovation, ideas and enterprise. The events will include a range of talks, debates, panels, showcases, demonstrations, workshops and other community activities.