- The State Library's Disrupted Festival of Ideas is on July 27 and 28, 2019
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Leigh Sales, Professor Geoff Gallop, Dr Tracy
Westerman, Bri Lee and many other local and interstate speakers
- More than 10,000 people are expected to attend Disrupted in person and online
Keynote speakers, Dr Karl
Kruszelnicki, Leigh Sales, Professor Geoff Gallop, Professor Tracy
Westerman, Bri Lee, and a host of local and interstate guests feature in
a program of events that will inspire conversation, provoke ideas and
Through keynotes, panels and intimate
conversations you are invited to join the debate on truth, discover how
to harness your own truth, better understand your brain and to spot fake
Learn the fascinating history behind mistruths,
lies, and other forms of manipulation and how your local library can be a
powerful weapon in the fight against truth distortion, bias and agenda.
Western Australian Australian of the Year, Professor Tracy Westerman
will tell the truth about Indigenous mental health, and Australia's most
loved science communicator, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will embark on a deep
historical dive to uncover the mistruths that have infiltrated our
Award-winning journalist and author and host of
ABC TV's 7:30, Leigh Sales, will discuss her new book, Any Ordinary Day,
investigating how ordinary people endure the unthinkable and are forced
to explore their own truth in the face of adversity.
Disrupted events are free; however registration is required for some
sessions. Keynote and panel sessions will be live-streamed via the State
Library website or by following the State Library on Facebook.
State Library website for more details, to download the full program and
to register for sessions.