Community and business organisations, government and universities will come together this month to explore how open and transparent decision making, innovation and enterprise can address our state’s future challenges.

Open State, Festival of Ideas.

Open State kicks off on 17 October and over ten days will offer 50 events that will give you countless opportunities to collaborate, innovate and share ideas that will transform South Australia’s economy.

Begin the journey with conference events from IPAA and IAP2 in the first week. Hear from expert speakers who will discuss the changing face of democracy, innovation and collaboration and what it means for your future.

Over the weekend, make your voice heard by joining the inspiring conversations at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.

Complete your journey in the second week by taking part in workshops that will draw from the ideas developed during the first week and turn them into plans for the future.

Head to North Terrace to meet the finalists in South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize as part of the Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge DEMO Day.

Explore how the collaborative economy is shifting power and trust from institutions to individuals at Better Together Showcase 9: Future Money.

Hear how the digital age and online platforms are transforming the way you can influence government decisions that affect your life at Better Together Showcase 10: Future Democracy.

Play a bigger role in deciding South Australia’s future; book your place at Open State today.

Find out more at openstate.com.au.

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