Now in its 20th year, the Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Lecture Series has been starting conversations about issues of importance to Hunter community since 1996, commencing as a new initiative to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
The 20th free event will present three generations, three fields of endeavour and three great Australians as they discuss how to create positive change based upon their own unique stories. Genevieve Clay-Smith, Marcus Westbury and Paul Broad will share their experiences, led by well-known media identity Carol Duncan.
HRF Marketing Manager Maree Campbell said that over the past 19 years they’ve featured high-profile Australians representing a diverse fields of endeavor, but each with a unique and inspiring story to tell.
“We’ve really excited to be present this series for the 20th year and we’re thrilled that we still generate a strong level of interest that saw City Hall at capacity last year, Maree said.
“We’ve always wanted the lectures to stimulate debate and to be conversation starters. I think this year will be no exception with the three very different speakers, but all of them equally passionate and driven, as well as strongly connected to the Hunter and wanting to see it prosper and thrive.”
- Genevieve Clay-Smith | Novocastrian and multi-award winning Genevieve was named NSW Young Australian of the Year in 2015 and is an innovative writer/director. She co-founded Bus Stop Films and Taste Creative.
- Marcus Westbury | Founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia, Marcus’s new book Creating Cities explores the transformation of his hometown Newcastle to one of Lonely Planet’s top ten cities to visit in the world.
- Paul Broad | Former Hunter Development Corporation Chairman and the current CEO of Snowy Hydro, Paul has built a reputation as a change-maker locally and nationally.
Meet ‘the transformers’ at HRF’s 2015 Lecture Series
- Date | Monday, 16 November 2015
- Time | 6 ‚Äì 7:30pm
- Where | Newcastle City Hall
- Cost | FREE
- RSVP | Online
Image | Genevieve Clay-Smith
The Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre is focussed on delivering independent and engage regional research and analysis. It represents a partnership forged between the long-standing Hunter Research Foundation and the University of Newcastle.