Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

Gala Dinner

  • Lord Adair Turner (UK)

    Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, the Institute for New Economic Thinking and Chubb Europe
  • Professor Kathleen Richardson (UK)

    Professor of Ethics of Culture of Robots and AI
  • Kim Williams AM

    Former CEO, News Limited, Foxtel, the Australian Film Commission & Musica Viva
  • Sam Mostyn

    Board member of Mirvac, Transurban and Virgin Australia, and Chair of Citi Australia

Gala Conference Dinner & Disruptive Debate Q&A

Tuesday 2nd April 6.30 – 10:30pm
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom
25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Fine food, wine, a Grand Disruptive Debate featuring Ci2019 speakers.
The evening will also feature world class entertainment, sensational songsters Pot-Pourri and the With One Voice choirs.

Q&A: Capitalism and Democracy: Do they have a future?

with Chief Provocateur Lord Adair Turner (UK), Professor Kathleen Richardson (UK), Kim Williams, Sam Mostyn and other speakers to be announced

Across the developed world, democracy remains the dominant model, with few overt challenges to democratic elections based on universal franchise. But its operation appears more fragile and fractious, with populist challenges to traditional parties and an often-virulent style of political debate. In some countries, such as Hungary, Poland and Turkey, democratically elected governments show little respect for the rule of law and the rights of opposition parties.

Four factors at least help explain this more fractious environment:

  1. The financial crisis of 2008 destroyed trust in the global financial system and the economic ideologies which had justified its huge growth.
  2. Capitalism is no longer delivering its implicit promise that, at least over each decade, if not each year, almost all citizens share in rising prosperity.
  3. New technology and social media, combined with big data analytics, can be used very effectively to undermine democratic processes and foment aggressive rhetoric.
  4. The impact in Europe of mass migration from the Middle East and Africa.

Capitalism and democracy are certainly compatible. Indeed, their development has been deeply entwined over the last two centuries, but the downsides of a globalised free market economy are now increasingly helping to undermine support for democratic and liberal values.

This dinner will support people suffering loneliness, depression and isolation through Creativity Australia’s life-changing With One Voice program.

  • Ticket price: $225 (Early Bird) per person – $265 (Standard) per person.
  • Tables of 10: $2500
  • Corporate VIP tables $5000 (This includes a $2,500 tax-deductible donation to Creativity Australia’s With One Voice program supporting disadvantaged participants, prime position and the opportunity to have one of our extraordinary Ci2019 guest presenters seated at your table – up to 11 places including guest).

Ci2017 Gala Dinner

This dinner will support Creativity Australia’s With One Voice program. Donations received will go towards supporting the participation of disadvantaged people in the life-changing With One Voice social inclusion programs. Creativity Australia supports isolated people. Loneliness is the global epidemic of our times and leads to mental and physical health issues and economic disadvantage. More than 2 in 5 people feel socially isolated and unheard. Creativity Australia’s inspirational programs support people dealing with depression, disabilities, unemployment, homelessness, domestic violence, ageing and migrant status to feel a sense of belonging and connect to their community.

Donations received at this event will go towards supporting the participation of disadvantaged people in the life-changing With One Voice social inclusion programs.  Loneliness is the global epidemic of our times and leads to mental and physical health issues and economic disadvantage. More than 2 in 5 people feel socially isolated and unheard. Creativity Australia builds supportive networks that help people connect to brighter futures.

Together, we can change the world… one voice at a time

Conference starts:

Early bird tickets are now sold out!
General tickets are still on sale.

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There are a host of incredible opportunities to partner with us on this world class innovation event. If you are interested in becoming a partner or creative collaborator for the upcoming conference, please contact:

Tania de Jong AM // Founder and Executive Producer
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

Alrick Pagnon // Creative Innovation Leader
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

“Remarkable, mind blowing, brilliantly choreographed – easily the best conference ever and I’ve been to plenty. Truly wonderful and amazing.”

Jim Grant, Partner, Dattner Grant

“Thank you for a challenging and rewarding couple of days. The quality of the team you had at the conference was extraordinary! These events will change people and thereby the world.”

Craig Carolan, Director Private Wealth, ANZ

“I came to learn – I came away inspired! Best conference ever.”

Paul Duldig, University of Melbourne