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Theme: Weapons of mass disruptions

This event occurred on
September 13, 2019
Sydney, New South Wales

A small collections of speakers spreading ideas that have either changed the world or will change the world, and how we might view things.

East Sydney Community Arts Centre
34-40 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
Sydney, New South Wales, 2010
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Andrea Dal Bosco

Medical Marijuana Advocate
Andrea Dal Bosco --- Cannicina --- A Surry Hill’s local resident that has lived in the area for over two decades has taken it upon himself to spread the message that this illegal plant does no harm. In fact there has never been a reported case of a fatal overdose anywhere in the world, whilst every five minutes one person in the United States of America overdoses on prescribed opiates. Not only is he a passionate medicinal cannabis advocate, but he has also taken steps to help cultivate medical marijuana in the jungles of Columbia in a life changing bid to prove his point.

Father Dave Smith

Anglican Priest
David Smith (born 17 February 1962), also known as Fighting Father Dave, is an Anglican priest in Australia. Smith is best known for his work with at-risk youths, especially in his use of boxing for those suffering from substance abuse problems and anger management issues. He is also a 6th degree black belt and a professional boxer. His progression into martial arts and boxing happened while he was attempting to raise funds for the community in Dulwich Hill, where he is the parish priest. Smith is also a published author and has taken a very public stance on various human-rights issues, most especially the Palestinian occupation and the current war in Syria where he opposes all forms of Western military intervention. Smith has been twice awarded Marrickville Citizen of the Year award and was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2004 and 2009. In 2012, he broke the world record for the most continuous rounds of boxing.[1]

Will Davies

Will Davies is a celebrated historian. His area of expertise is the Australian participation in the two World Wars. His passion for the past has taught him valuable lessons that relate to the present. Will’s talk is about how history can shape your motivation and inspire you to greatness. From Will’s talk, we hope to learn from the past how to be happy in the future.

Organizing team


Sydney, Australia