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.