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Upcoming Events

Rethinking business: Mariana Mazzucato

14 December 2018
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

How can business leaders and policy-makers work together to achieve economic growth that is both smart and inclusive? Can we rethink the relationship between the public and private sectors to develop economic policy that is more dynamic, long-term and led by innovation?

The Value of Everything: Mariana Mazzucato

13 December 2018
The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

How do we make economic growth innovative, inclusive and sustainable? And what role should government and the public sector play in creating real value in the economy?

Previous Events

The Change Room - You can't be serious?

22 November 2018
Plaza Ballroom, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne

Join Geoff Paine and Breanna Wright in our final Change Room for the year, as we bring behavioural insights and interventions to topics like #Metoo, family violence, social exclusion and the dark ends of the internet.

Professor Jeffrey Sachs: A New Age of Sustainable Development - Australia, Asia and The World

15 October 2018
Plaza Ballroom, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne

Monash Sustainable Development Institute, in partnership with SDSN Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, is delighted to present world-renowned professor of economics and leader in sustainable development, Professor Jeffrey Sachs in Melbourne.

The Change Room - Behaviour Change and Comedy

16 August 2018
Dialogue Event Centre, 27-29 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne (enter from Madame Brussells lane)

Comedy can get our attention and make us see things differently, but is it effective when it comes to behaviour change?

Public event: The ethics of government behaviour change programs - Peter Singer and Kym Peake

18 July 2018
The Hotel Windsor - Bourke Room, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne

Governments are expanding their toolkit on ways to influence our behaviour in positive but subtle ways.

The Change Room - Trials and Tribulations

17 May 2018
Dialogue, 27-29 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

The Change Room is a new series of live events presented by BehaviourWorks Australia where we share quirky truths from the behavioural sciences to give you, the audience, a better understanding of why people behave the way they do.

Melbourne Development Circle - Applying behavioural science for development presented by Dr Stefan Kaufman

8 May 2018
City of Melbourne Bowls Club, Dudley Street, Melbourne

Nearly all development outcomes depend on changing human behaviour, and yet the recent behavioural science ‘revolution’ in public good work is only just beginning to influence the development sector.

Engineers Australia: Food Energy Water Nexus - Breaking Silos presented by Dr Shirin Malekpour

11 April 2018
Engineers Australia -  Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

This mini symposium and panel discussion will explore the unique synergy between each of the three critical asset areas.

Smart Phones Dumb People - Melbourne International Comedy Festival

9 April 2018
Powder Room, Melbourne Town Hall

BehaviourWorks Australia presents Smart Phones Dumb People.

Public event: Professor Muhammad Yunus

19 March 2018
The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

In partnership with Grameen Australia, Monash University is delighted to host Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus for the launch of his new book – A World of Three Zeroes.

Sustainable Living Festival - Big Weekend

9-11 February 2018
Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Visit the MSDI stand at the Sustainable Living Festival's Big Weekend.

Public event: Sustainable Living Festival's Great Debate

9 February 2018
The Dome, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Anna Skarbek, CEO of ClimateWorks Australia will be taking part in the Sustainable Living Festival's Great Debate for 2018.

Aromar Revi: The role of cities in solving the world’s sustainable development challenges

10 May 2016
Swanston Room, Melbourne Town Hall

Today, 50% of the world’s 7 billion people live in cities; by 2050, this will rise to 70%.

People Planet Prosperity: The SDGs and why they matter for Australia

19 October 2015
Federation Square, Melbourne

Over 350 people gathered at Federation Square on Monday19 October for a free public seminar on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and why they matter for Australia.