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MDC Salon Series 2017: The Future of Conversation

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La Boheme

36 Grote Street

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What is the future of conversation?

We can talk with our hands, commune with nature, mutter to ourselves and have d & m discussions and so what is the future of conversation? Where is it going in the age of twitter and emojis, where town hall meetings are shouting matches and binary exchanges leave little room for grey or coming to understanding.

Give your brain, body and soul a work out with a conversation worth having at our next Salon.

The panel for this interesting and far-reaching conversation is:

Nicholas Rundle offers coaching and consultancy services to individuals and work teams in the practice and the philosophy of silence. Silence is learning to listen deeply focusing and engaging with creative energy. Being still doesn't mean a conversation isn't going on. Nicholas is a chaplain at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was a participant in the City of Adelaide's start up incubator program in 2016 with his initiative Ministry of Silence.

What does listening deeply in silence have to offer the future of conversation?

Becky Hirst Becky Hirst is an award-winning community engagement specialist, facilitator, thought leader and industry advocate. Her South Australian based consultancy, Becky Hirst Consulting, provides expertise to a number of high profile government clients on how best to engage communities in their problem solving and decision making. Becky has recently co-founded and taken on the role of President of Engage 2 Act, a fast growing international collective of individuals committed to progressing high quality community engagement.

Becky often describes herself as a professional conversationalist, and describes her work as simply involving people in conversations about things that matter. And she's a Gemini - so conversation comes naturally!

Lisa McAskill is an experienced presenter/reporter with a media career spanning 30 years. Lisa is probably best known for her 14year role as one of Adelaide’s most engaging TV presenters, on Channel 9’s multi-award winning TV program, Postcards and featuring regularly on its sister program, Postcards Australia broadcast nationally on the Win Network and internationally on the Discovery Channel.

In 2011 she established Lisa McAskill Presenting with a focus on the training of presenters and media mentoring. The business has evolved to include a production arm that includes writing, producing and directing online video content for individuals and businesses, social impact video content and TV commercials.

Our artists-in-residence for this Salon are Robert and Allegra Stocks are leaders in InterPlay - a form of improvisation that explores the wisdom of the body through simple body movement and vocal techniques to help reconnect a sense of personal wholeness and discover creativity. Play, movement, expression and connection are key concepts explored through InterPlay techniques. A powerful way to collaborate.

Moira Deslandes will facilitate the panel conversation. She has worked in direct services as a social worker supporting families at risk, through to being a Chief of Staff for a government minister - from the kitchen table to the cabinet table. Moira works locally, nationally and internationally facilitating the kind of futures individuals, leadership teams, communities and organisations are seeking. She is a non-executive director of Scope Global, and an associate of national early childhood impact initiative, Opportunity Child and founder of Chooks, an initiative to bring a gender lens to enable equity for women innovators and entrepreneurs in start ups and social enterprises. Moira will ask challenging questions, inviting the panel to dig deep, find synergies and build a conversation you can keep having once the salon is over.

Our host is Melody Bendindang from MDC. Melody looks forward to welcoming you to La Boheme on 6 July. Nibbles and good company are included in the price. The bar will be open to purchase drinks.

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