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Public Speaking

I use public speaking opportunities to discuss cartooning and my use of the comics medium. I also discuss my views on the underlying topics of my comics, such as environmental science, drug politics and social issues.

Date Type Host Venue Description Content
21 2018-11-18 Talk Australian Cartoonists Association Old Parliament House, Canberra Talk and audience Q&A about crowdfunding. Co-delivered with fellow crowdfunded cartoonist Alan Moir.
20 2018-09-13 Talk Data Visualisation Canberra Canberra Talk about 'communicating science visually with cartoons and comics'.
19 2018-07-18 Reading BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Smith's Alternative, Canberra I was a 'featured performer' at this slam poetry event. Performing my comics St Matthew Island and I Used to Be Racist.
18 2018-06-27 Talk / discussion Gorman Arts Centre Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra 'Skill share' session, reflecting on my lessons learned from my recent matched crowdfunding campaign. Then guiding a discussion about fundraising among the 20 participants in the session.
17 2018-05-19 Reading Autumn Revel Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra Reading / performance of my recently-published comic I Used to Be Racist. Video camera icon. From icon library: 'Open Iconic' — www.useiconic.com/open
16 2018-05-08 Talk Green Drinks Canberra King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Canberra Talk about 'communicating environmental issues with cartoons and comics'.
15 2017-11-27 Talk / workshop ANU Climate Institute Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Talk about 'communicating science with cartoons and comics', followed by a Café Scientifique style dialogue session and workshop guided by Stuart.
14 2017-11-25 Talk Australian Cartoonists Association Old Parliament House, Canberra Talk about "Top 10 crowdfunding tips" for cartoonists. Later adapted into an article in ACA's Inkspot magazine and a blog post on this website.
13 2017-08-26 Stand-up comedy Sustainable Stand-Up, National Science Week Smith's Alternative, Canberra National science week event for newcomers to deliver their first ever stand-up comedy set about science and environmental issues. I described this experience in a blog post, and footage of my set was published online. Video camera icon. From icon library: 'Open Iconic' — www.useiconic.com/open
12 2016-12-18 Talk Sunday Assembly Canberra Majura Hall, Dickson, Canberra Personal reflection about 'Connection'. Particularly, my decision to not own a smartphone. [7 minutes] Video camera icon. From icon library: 'Open Iconic' — www.useiconic.com/open
11 2016-11-07 Panel Ainslie & Gorman Arts Centres Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra Panel discussion about crowdfunding arts projects. Speaking in conjunction with Esther Gyorki from Australian Cultural Fund.
10 2016-05-15 Talk Sunday Assembly Canberra Majura Hall, Dickson, Canberra Personal reflection about the theme of ‘Earth’: the career decisions I made after becoming aware of environmental issues. [10 minutes]
9 2016-05-11 Talk TEDxCanberra open mic night King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Canberra, Australia Talk about ‘horsepower’, and the invisible ‘energy slaves’ that serve our modern lifestyles. [3 minutes]
8 2016-05-10 Talk Green Drinks Canberra King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Canberra, Australia Talk about my environment-themed comics, as part of Green Drinks Canberra’s ongoing guest speaker series. [10 minutes]
7 2016-04-09 Talk / lecture Unconference Canberra 2016 CBRIN, Canberra, Australia “Communicating science via comics” [25 minutes]
6 2015-06-25 Panel Australian Science Communicators Two Before Ten, Canberra, Australia Freelancers science communicators panel discussion. More information.
5 2014-10-17 Panel Australian Science Communicators Civic Pub, Canberra, Australia “Science, Cartoons and Politics: Communicating Big Ideas” [80 minutes] Co-panellists were Canberra Times cartoonists Geoff Pryor and David Pope. Video camera icon. From icon library: 'Open Iconic' — www.useiconic.com/open
4 2014-08-16 Talk / lecture National Science Week 2014 Australian National University, Canberra, Australia “Communicating science via comics” [25 minutes]
3 2013-08-08 Talk / lecture National Science Week 2013 Questacon, Canberra, Australia “Communicating science via comics” [25 minutes]
2 2013-05-24 Panel Bizoo Zine Anthology launch The Front Cafe, Canberra, Australia A panel discussion with other Canberra zine and comics creators, in front of a small audience.
1 2010-11-17 Talk / lecture QLD Environment Dept D.E.R.M. offices, Brisbane, Australia “Creative thinking: the power of cartoons and games” [60 minutes] I discussed comics/cartoons, and Jason Turnbull discussed video games.

To invite me to a public speaking opportunity, please use my contact form to email me.

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