To enrich, inform and celebrate the cultural and creative experience of all Australians.
The Planet Talks
Philanthropic support, most notably by Claire Pfister and David Paradice, has underpinned the presentation of The Planet Talks for many years now.
Staged in the historic Speakers’ Corner of Botanic Park where since the 1880s speakers have gathered to debate the issues of the day, this three-day forum of discussion and debate features stimulating and inspiring Australian and international speakers. Sessions explore a range of new ideas and topics dealing with science, nature and our sustainable relationship to the planet.
The program has featured guests such as David Suzuki, Sylvia Earle, Sir Tim Smit, Naomi Oreskes, Vandana Shiva, Kyle Weins, Andrew Denton, Tim Flannery, Peter Greste, Ursula Rakova, Peter Garrett, John Hewson, Ross Garnaut, Carmel Johnston and many more.
One thing that WOMADelaide has done really well in recent years, is to put together an intellectual menu for festival goers to slip away from the music and think about some of the broader issues that they've encountered on this weekend in this beautiful park setting.