Festival of Big Ideas

Festival Of Big Ideas June 2024

Get ready Gippsland.
The Festival of Big Ideas is on its way.


Gippslanders - join the conversation, share your passion, be inspired, exchange ideas, contribute to shaping the future of your region by being part of the Festival of Big Ideas.


The 2024 Festival of Big Ideas has a very different look from last year. Rather than an extravaganza of a weekend, we now have the bigger, broader magnificent month of FOBI. Put simply, the festival has taken over June.

The program is a blockbuster, featuring events, workshops and activities designed to inspire, entertain, involve and challenge.


There's something for everyone and we're particularly pleased have a number of events specifically geared toward Gippsland's young people.

With an exciting lineup of speakers (pictured L-R) including, but not limited to:

  • Inventor and expert in recycling science - Professor Veena Sahajwalla
  • Eco-explorer and founder of charity ClimateForce - Barney Swan
  • Inspiring speaker and facilitator - Lucy Bloom
  • Compulsively creative Gippslander - John Calabro
  • Martial arts Sensei, author and speaker - Nadine Champion,

Guaranteed to be a magnificent month of opportunity, fun and a splash of mayhem.

The Festival of Big Ideas 2024 is proudly supported by:

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