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.
Our Mob Exhibition and Art Prize | 1 September – 14 October 2018 Supporting Indigenous artists. Find out more.
- Past Events
Find out more about some of our previous events.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.