Since 1999, the mission of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas (AFoI) has been to celebrate the life of the mind: big ideas, fresh thinking and innovation as the foundations of civil society, an informed and resilient democracy, a robust economy, and an authentic reflection of Adelaide’s culture in the local, national and international arenas.
In 2016 a revitalised and independently funded AFoI delivered a brilliant program of world-class thought leadership. Following this success the 2018 AFoI returned to its traditional July time-spot, delivering one of the most diverse programs yet. In order to maintain this momentum, the AFoI relies on the support of patrons, sponsors and the general public.
A key feature of the AFoI is that sessions are free to the public. Most have been recorded, representing a unique and rich source of material for students, researchers, journalists and other interested parties. We aim to create a fully searchable and freely accessible on-line archive of audio recordings of AFoI sessions.
Adelaide Festival of Ideas Inc. is a volunteer not-for-profit group committed to ensuring this brilliant event supports an active citizenry looking for an inclusive, sustainable future. The AFoI enjoys immense community support and prestige, not only for its content, but for its accessibility, organisation and inclusiveness. The Audio Archive Project will guarantee that the wealth of knowledge, informed opinion and debate that is a feature of the AFoI will become accessible long after the events themselves. This is a unique record of public discourse that would be impossible to match in any other environment. The AFoI runs entirely on the support of volunteers and patrons. Support for this project will allow us to employ staff with the appropriate skills to deliver a professional quality on-line resource whose value will far exceed its dollar worth.
Your support for the AFoI Audio Archive will enable us to:
• ensure that this unique resource is preserved, curated, and made freely accessible to the public;
• contribute to the on-going activities of the AFoI;
• help underpin the development and production of future AFoI events.