Raising the Bar is a globally award-winning event series.

Raising the Bar is an event which is held in major cities around the world including Sydney, New York and London. 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has hosted Raising the Bar since it brought it to Adelaide for the first time in 2018.


Previous events

Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship: 10 Entrepreneurs. 5 Bars. 1 Night.

On Tuesday 1 October 2019, Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship saw ten prominent figures in the business community take to the stage in five local bars and pubs to present leading-edge ideas and share stories of business success and failure.

The talks covered a myriad of topics to inspire and included: ways to attract funding from a number of different sources, how a creative mindset can be leveraged to drive innovation and the power of media communication.

For speaker bios and topics, visit: RTBE - Adelaide


Catch up on this year's talks on SoundCloud

View 2019 RTBE image gallery


Raising the Bar: 20 Talks. 10 Bars. 1 Night

On Tuesday 13 August 2019, 10 venues across NPSP were transformed into spaces for learning and discussion.

There were 20 insightful talks led by experts from South Australian universities. The 20 different topics included: how creativity is used for good and evil, the impact of technology on our privacy and whether our protein choices can save the planet.     

For speaker bios and topics, visit: RTB - Adelaide


Catch up on this year's talks on SoundCloud

View 2019 RTB image gallery



My husband and I wish to thank you and the Council for organising such a brilliant event, ‘Raising the Bar Adelaide’...

We would also like to pass on our congratulations to the Council staff who did a wonderful job of introductions and thanks to the speakers.

We hope you will organise another event like this in the future.

     Sharon Mraz


I attended Raising the Bar on Tuesday night at the Maylands Hotel and absolutely loved it! The speakers were fantastic, the vibe was great and it was so great to see the Council contributing to the community in a different way. I strongly encourage the Council to put on events like this in the future.