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Each year we proudly present a variety of annual events, and many more. Subscribe to The Dunstan News for updates.

Dr Guy Turnbull, Thinker in Residence | September & November 2018 Guy returns to Adelaide as a Thinker in Residence. Find out more.

Dunstan Film Club | 4 October 2018 Join us at the movies to see The Incredibles 2 or Crazy, Rich Asians. Book your tickets.


Past events

Find out more about some of our previous events.

2018 Don Dunstan Oration | Katrina DunnDon Dunstan Oration. Find out more about the annual oration in honour of Don Find out more.


2018 Homelessness Conference | 8 August 2018 Sharing Solutions to End Homelessness. Join us for the 5th annual conference seeking ways to end homelessness. Find out more.

2018 Homelessness Conference

Co-operatives Forum: Opportunities for Care Services | 28 June 2018 The forum features keynote presentations from international experts in care co-operatives and social enterprise, Dr Guy Turnbull (UK), and CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, Melina Morrison (Sydney). Find out more.

Co-operatives Forum

Entrepreneurs Week Opening Event | 9 July 2018 Hear Guy speak on the topic: The Rise of the Co-op: Unlocking the latent entrepreneurship in workers and industry. How could your business benefit? Find out more.

Entrepreneurs Week Opening Event

Adelaide Festival of Ideas | 13 July 2018Guy will be presenting at the 2018 Adelaide Festival of Ideas. Find out more.

Adelaide Festival of Ideas

Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration | 29 May 2018Sharing Solutions to End Homelessness. Join us for the 5th annual conference promoting action to end homelessness. Book now

Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration

Thinker's Oration with Dr Ilse Treurnicht | 2 May 2018Building the Future on Purpose - a vision for inclusive growth in SA Hear one of Canada’s most influential business leaders speak to her experience as the CEO of the MaRS Discovery District and her insights gained as our latest Thinker in Residence. Book now

Thinker's Oration with Dr Ilse Treurnicht

AdMental | 5 April 2018 One of the current priorities of the Foundation is to improve individual and community mental health. AdMental is a Gruen Transfer inspired event to use the power of marketing to improve mental wellbeing. Watch the ads here


Dunstan Film Club | Thursday, 29 March Join us for our next screening, Black Panther. Enjoy this great film and help provide an evening out for people who otherwise would get to the pictures.

Dunstan Film Club

Muhammad Yunus Visit | 22 March Take this opportunity to hear Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus speak about his life-changing work in addressing poverty. Learn more

Muhammad Yunus Visit

Breakfast Session with Doug Balfour | 16 OctoberDoug Balfour shared his insights and experience with guests at a breakfast meeting, held in conjunction with the Wyatt Trust. As owner and CEO of philanthropic consulting company Geneva Global, Doug provides expert guidance to foundations, corporations, individuals, and other organisations throughout the world who seek to apply a business mindset and results-oriented approach to their social impact efforts. See Doug's presentation here.


Dunstan Dialogues | Throughout the year The Dunstan Dialogues are a series of discussions between prominent visiting thinkers, and leaders in our state to exchange knowledge, make connections and collaborate. Learn more


2017 Hugo Lecture - Transforming a Broken Refugee System | 3 October 5:30pm Drawing upon his pioneering research on the economic lives and contributions of refugees in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Betts shows that under the right conditions refugees can be a benefit to their host societies. He offers a new vision for our global refugee system and explores what it might mean for Australian refugee policy. Learn more

Alex Betts

Open State Showcase: Future Us | 2 October 2017 9:30am – 3:00pm The Open State Showcase: Future Us gave the audience a taste of the Open State festival. Thought provoking guest speakers, including Jordan Nguyen, Fiona Kerr, Tia Kansara, Penelope Howarth, John O'Brien and Dr Kristin Alford pondered our potential existence as humans. Learn more

Open State Showcase

Migration Update Conference | Date to be confirmed Established in 2010, the Migration Update Conference aims to provide a comprehensive update about current research in South Australia on contemporary refugee and migration matters. Learn more

Historic image of fishing boats

Human Rights Oration | TBC The Don Dunstan Human Rights Oration grew out of a partnership between the late Don Dunstan and the then Australian NGO Community Aid Abroad (now Oxfam Australia).  Learn more


Raise a Glass to Don  | 27 September 5:30pm - 8:30pmThis year marked the 50th anniversary of Don Dunstan first becoming Premier and the abolition of the 6 o'clock swill - we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to raise a glass to Don! Read more about this event.

Raise a glass

Homelessness Conference | 17 August 2017 Now in its fourth year, this conference provides an invaluable opportunity to explore new directions for the community sector and for public policy specific to South Australia. Learn more

Homeless Conference
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Level 8, 115 Grenfell St
SA 5005 Australia


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