Island of Ideas

Public Lecture Series

Island life changes, but ideas don't stop flowing.

Island of Ideas is our online public lecture series designed to nurture learning in our community. Our University has a proud history of sharing ideas in public lectures and forums. We provide these events free of charge, to students, alumni and the wider community.

COVID-19 provided an unexpected opportunity for us to lift the voices of Tasmanians and to invite world-leading experts into our conversations. This program continues beyond the pandemic, as does our dedication to living in an Island of Ideas. Now in its third year, more than 30,000 people have taken a front-row seat across over 40 webinars. People join us from far-and-wide, connecting with experts from interstate, the United States, Britain, Singapore and New Zealand. Topics are guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and explore a diversity of current issues.

Registering and logging-on are simple and you can interact with speakers live. Alternately, you can watch our talks later and share with friends and colleagues on our YouTube channel.

Register for our public lectures below.

You will be sent a confirmation email, including a link to join the webinar via Zoom. You will be prompted to follow a quick process to download the Zoom application. More information is available in this Zoom Guide.

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Upcoming events

Program resumes in March 2023.

Watch now

The Mental Health Gap: STAND for the future

Join Professor Michelle Craske AO to learn about her program for screening, tracking and treating anxiety and depression, and discover how it could support individuals and a health system in dire need of repair.

Broadcast 7 December 2022 AEDT.

Time for Truth-Telling in Lutruwita

What would breaking the 200+ years of truth-telling silence in Lutruwita Tasmania achieve?

It is not without risks - for Palawa and for non-Aboriginal Tasmanians.
Find out more from Professor Maggie Walter, as she delivers the 2022 Japanangka errol West lecture about silence and truth-telling in Lutruwita.

Broadcast 14 November 2022 AEDT.