Welcome

Welcome to the 2017 Disrupted Festival of Ideas presented by the State Library of Western Australia. For the fourth year running, the program of keynote speakers, discussion panels, conversations and immersive experiences will challenge your thinking and inspire you.

From the ancient Royal Library of Alexandria filled with papyrus scrolls, to the digital technology hub of today, the library has always been a place for the origination, exploration and interpretation of ideas.

I hope you will join in the discussion of new ideas and enjoy a program themed around Resilience.

The Festival presents some of Australia’s most recognised creative thinkers, agents-of-change and paradigm shifters. This year’s line-up promises you even more opportunities to take part in critical debate and surrender to a range of creative experiences.

Reimagine your State Library and be Disrupted.

Margaret Allen
CEO & State Librarian