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Dirrum 2019: For the Common Good

Recognise | Inspire | Lead

The 2019 Dirrum Festival speaking program is top shelf – simply outstanding.

It is really simple: being and staying human together, for the common good.


SESSION I 2.00 - 4.15pm


Simon Illingworth author | whistleblower | storyteller

Topic: Living. Courageously.

Ian Chubb scientist | intellect | speaker

Topic: From my generation to yours: good luck!

Ahed Tamimi teenager | occupied | activist

Topic: Stories from Palestine

Sophia Hamblin Wang Innovator | entrepreneur

Topic: Doing Well and Doing Good: Turning CO2 into Building Materials


Festival: food, fashion, art, stalls, live music, dance, coffee and lots lots more, plus speaker | delegate interaction with opportunities for turning ideas towards action.


SESSION II 5.30-7.20pm


Valerie Browning nurse | humanitarian | advocate

Topic: Nomads, climate change and justice – lessons from the Afar

Melissa Breen olympian | Lifeline Canberra Ambassador

Topic: Defining success & failure - you get to choose!

Caitlin Figueiredo advocate |speaker

Topic: What we’ll need in 2030

Kevin Hines survivor | storyteller| film maker

Topic: Be here tomorrow


Festival: more food, stalls, fire, live music until 9pm



Saturday 17 August 2019

Arrive 1:45pm for a 2:00pm start



Boiler House Lecture Theatre, Building 14

University of Canberra.

Pinaroo Street, Bruce.


Richard Browning -

Tracey Markovic -


Screening with Kevin Hines: “Suicide: the ripple effect”

Sunday 1.30pm

Heath Lecture Theatre

Radford College