About Us

SydneyTalks is an independent guide to the most interesting public talks and debates in Sydney. We feature talks across a number of topics, including politics, science, history and the arts.

How are talks selected for SydneyTalks?
Talks are chosen for SydneyTalks on the basis they sound interesting, challenging or amusing.

Who is behind SydneyTalks?
SydneyTalks was established in 2004 by Georgie Vestey and Jane Madgwick.  In July 2008 the online guide was handed over to Christine Maher and Sally Stock, who continue the service in the tradition established by Jane and Georgie. Christine has had a lifelong interest in the power of speech to communicate ideas and build communities and is the founder of Celebrity Speakers. Sally worked closely with Christine managing Celebrity Speakers for over a decade and continues her interest in issues and ideas as well as working for voluntary groups.

How is Sydney Talks funded?
SydneyTalks is funded by Christine and Sally so it continues to be a truly independent service.