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Melbourne Conversations

Ever wanted to hear more on a particular issue, or to have your say? Melbourne Conversations is the city’s longest-running free public event series, bringing together local and international personalities, authors, artists and experts for insightful talks on the topics that matter most to Melburnians. 

Speakers at a Melbourne Conversations event.

Melbourne Conversations are aimed at informing, engaging and inspiring Melburnians to discuss big opportunities and challenges facing a capital city, across themes ranging from community and culture, to the economy and technology.

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Upcoming Conversations

Coming up later this year

  • Dopamine Dressers
    23 October, 6pm (subject to change)
  • Solving Loneliness
    20 November, 6pm (subject to change)​

Previous Conversations

Since its inception, Melbourne Conversations has presented over 300 conversations. Catch up on past Melbourne Conversations by watching recordings on the YouTube playlistOpens in new tab.


Art and Activism - discussion

Watch: Melbourne Conversations

Meet the next generation who are advocating for systemic solutions to climate change and discuss what role art can play as a means to understand our circumstances and cut through in an overstimulated world.

Hosted by Melbourne Knowledge Week

our acknowledgement

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  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.