BETTER DISCUSSIONS. BEYOND DEBATE.
Who We Are.
We are a wholly independent, neutral, intergenerational, all-volunteer, not-for-profit project to stimulate genuine dialogue about big ideas and issues.
We are Australia's first dedicated civil discourse organisation and an expanding corner of the public square.
Our values are Civility, Civic-mindedness, Curiosity, Neutrality, Independence, Inclusion.
Our goal is to be a preeminent facilitator of dialogue globally.
What We Do.
Conduct public events on issues of national or global importance or interest, in the Big Dialogue format, as well as bespoke private events, to demonstrate what better discussions look like.
Support other organisations to conduct better discussions, with a wide range of services and activities which range from full co-production of a major event, to specific help with curation, event management, promotion, technology, etc.
Publish the Queensland Talks calendar, which aggregates ideas-based event information in the region to make it more publicly accessible, expanding audiences and deepening civic culture.
BETTER DISCUSSIONS WITH
Queensland Talks is an aggregation of better talks and discussion events produced by many other organisations. These events are:
- generally ideas-based
- particularly but not necessarily those which aim at genuine dialogue
- generally but not necessarily in Southeast Queensland
- mostly but not always real, in-person events.
Queensland Talks is a community service from The Brisbane Dialogues. Inclusion does not mean endorsement!
The Brisbane Rule.
"All participants agree to listen carefully, speak respectfully and concentrate on the content of discussions, not on characters - before, during and afterwards, online as well as offline.”
Dominic McGann moderating a discussion on
(Private discussion with active volunteers, interns and supporters)