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October 11, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Venue: Kelvin Club
14-30 Melbourne Place
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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‘Why do Women have to make nice’ – Is Society finally experiencing a cultural and gender shift?

MF Interest Group: Dangerous Dinners

Hosted by:
Trisha Avery

October 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Dangerous Dinners are back and with them the opportunity to fearlessly discuss contemporary, challenging and interesting ideas, themes and points of view.

Dangerous Dinners are member-only events where instead of a guest speaker, the topic is developed and moderated by members.

In a relaxed, intimate dinner party format, we draw on the diverse expertise of our members sharing their ideas and experiences on complex or controversial topics; to learn from others, challenge assumptions, spark new ideas or point the way for potential actions.

Dangerous because the topics may be difficult to discuss, ask the silent questions, challenge thinking, unpack pressing issues, test emerging trends. Safe because we respect others’ views, it is polite not offensive, under Chatham House rule and listening with the intent to learn.

Once a month, you will be able to join your fellow Melbourne Forum members for a robust discussion on a range of themes in dynamic company and over a light meal. The focus is on ‘food for thought’ with shared conversations and shared platters as part of the collegiality.

The theme of our first Dinner is: ‘Why do Women have to make nice’ – Is Society finally experiencing a cultural and gender shift?

Interest groups are a wonderful way to spend more time getting to know others around the table. Melbourne Forum is often regarded as a community of members who come together because they are keen to engage for a better civil society. As one member explained, an interest group is “… as good a connection to the other members present as I have got from any Melbourne Forum event I have been to.”

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to our Dangerous Dinners series.

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