About us

We are creating smart humans for the future.

Almost a decade ago a small group of people from industry and government, organised a series of conferences in Canberra which sought to bring various communities together to talk about the emerging issues related to humans and technologies (see metalounge).

At the same time a group of luminaries from the Web world were creating Web Science and in the intervening period Web Science has gone on to contribute greatly to the global conversation around the evolving Social Machine (see 10th anniversary video below).

Brave Conversations is the space which brings this together in order to give people the space to imagine alternative futures through robust debate and respectful curiosity, learning from each other, playing with ideas, and asking the questions that are both confronting and potentially will take us to uncomfortable places.

Organising Committee

Bel Campbell, Intersticia

James Dellow, Soapbox Islington

Lydia Hascott, Social Innovation Consultant

Tris Lumley, Intersticia and New Philanthropy Capital

Anni Rowland-Campbell, Intersticia

Jo Wolfe, Social Impact Leader


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Event Management by Intersticia UK Company number 11185197