The SOOB Ideas Program
The SOOB Ideas Program will explore issues emerging from Brisbane's intellectual undergrowth, drawing on the energies of independent thinkers who don't mind getting their hands (and minds) dirty putting great ideas into action.
This year's program is all about uncovering emerging ideas people & letting them loose on 2004's most interesting issues. A jam-packed program of workshops, screenings, hypotheticals, creative collaborations, debates, rants & panels will take place over the first four days of SOOB. We encourage you to plan ahead so you can attend the whole thing!
The final program is now available.
Confirmed speakers for the Ideas Program include:
Antony Loewenstein : SMH Webdiarist & the Australasian editor of Znet
James Arvanitakis : Former investment banker, now coordinating the UTS Research Initiative on International Activism. Founder of The Commons Institute
Marni Cordell : Co-editor of Spinach7 magazine
David Margan: Senior Reporter, Channel 9's A Current Affair
Judith Ireland : Campaign reporter for Election Tracker, the election website
of www.vibewire.net First youth media reporter on Howard's campaign bus.
Eve Vincent : Co-organised the 'Critical Culture' forum series as part of Next Wave Festival 2004. Co-editor of Spinach7 Magazine, and co-editor of the anthology, Scrapbook to Somewhere.
Tim Blair : Prominent conservative blogger who covered the Democratic & Republican Conventions.
Sohail Inayatullah : One of the world's leading futurists. Has been writing in the area of future studies for 20 years.
Reged Ahmad : Producer with The Fourth Estate' program on Sydney community radio station 2SER.
Charles Firth & Julian Morrow : The Chaser & CNNNN
Christian Kerr : Crikey.com.au
Merlin Luck : refugee protestor from Big Brother
Mary Zournazi : author of 'Hope: New Philosophies for change' and 'Foreign Dialogues'
Seleneah More : co-produced and hosted radioACTIVE, a national program on politics & black Australia
Neal Haslem & Keith Deverell : www.dearjohn.org