CityTalks series

CityTalks series

Supporting mental health and wellbeing

In this CityTalks, Julia Gillard leads a discussion about the complex issues of mental health, with a panel of experts and people with lived experience.

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Global issues, ideas and conversations

Sydney is a global city showing leadership on an international stage. CityTalks are our flagship series of events that engage key federal, state and local stakeholders on significant issues at the global, national and city level.

An international dialogue 

We aim to inspire, inform, educate and engage the community in an international dialogue to realise our 2030 vision.

Our CityTalks are free events that feature high profile international or national keynote speakers and a discussion panel of local and international experts.

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World-renowned speakers

  • Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, and former President of Ireland
  • Connie Hedegaard, former European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web
  • David Suzuki, award winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist
  • Chris Anderson, curator of TED Conference
  • David McWilliams, economist, author and broadcaster

CityTalks Sydney

CityTalks Sydney explores the major issues affecting local residents and our society.

The series focuses on enhancing dialogue and debate, as well as providing accessible and relevant information about City initiatives. This stimulating program reflects the goals of our Sydney 2030 plan, presenting ideas in a variety of formats and venues.

CityTalks Design

CityTalks Design brings professionals, leading international and local experts together to discuss and showcase design, built form and urban planning in Sydney.

Topics aim to inspire bold thinking and vision, covering local and international legacy projects, and the challenges facing design excellence in Sydney.

Last updated: Tuesday, 5 November 2019