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Disrupted Festival [Perth]

Disrupted Festival [Perth]

Ticketing Information



Saturday July 27, 2019 - Sunday July 28, 2019 - 12:00 AM


State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street 
Perth, WA 6000



Christy Filipich, Brooke Buise, Linda Beales & Grace Busing

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

Welcome to the State Library’s 6th annual Disrupted Festival of Ideas. This year’s festival explores the theme of truth, a relevant and timely theme for libraries and communities throughout the world.

The State Library is a place of truth. We are visited by over one million people every year because we offer free access to knowledge. We are committed to being a trusted source of information, connecting people to skills that help them critically evaluate information in an unregulated online world.

Trust is an essential ingredient of building social capital. Without trust our very democracy is weakened. Trust, however, has been the victim of the manipulation of the truth, and in turn public trust in many of our institutions – government and the media, in particular – have been undermined.

This year’s Disrupted speakers will examine the roots of this loss of trust. Through keynotes, panels and intimate conversations we invite you to join the debate on truth.

We are delighted to welcome to the 2019 festival Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Leigh Sales, Professor Geoff Gallop, Professor Tracy Westerman, Bri Lee, and a host of local and interstate speakers.

Beyond this year’s theme, ideas are what the Disrupted Festival is all about. This festival is a concrete manifestation of your State Library’s commitment to the creation and sharing of ideas.

So please join us at the State Library – or if you can’t make it here – join us online via our live stream on Facebook and on the website.

Margaret Allen PSM
CEO and State Librarian