Raising the Bar is a global initiative making education and innovation a part of our City’s popular culture.

Expressions of interest now open!

Please submit your expression of interest by 5.00pm on Monday 3 August.

We create one of a kind, knowledge-driven events in your favourite bars with the goal of raising the bar on the content we all consume in our everyday lives.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters in partnership with Raising the Bar has delivered two Raising the Bar Adelaide events and the inaugural Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship event—the first of its kind delivered across the globe.

The Council is excited to announce the next Raising the Bar Adelaide event on Tuesday 20 October 2020.


Presenters and topics

In 2020, Raising the Bar Adelaide will consist of 20 talks across ten venues on one evening, and the Council is seeking expressions of interest from presenters.

Previous topics have ranged from arts and culture to science and technology, sociology and philosophy, entrepreneurship and everything in between. All topics will be considered.


The format of Raising the Bar Adelaide is a 40 minute talk, followed by a 15 minute Q&A discussion.

Please note that presentations must be delivered with a microphone only. No supporting PowerPoint or visuals can be used.


Get involved!

Expressions of interest

If you would like to present at Raising the Bar Adelaide, please submit your expression of interest using the form below.

Expressions of interest close at 5.00pm on Monday 3 August.

For more information on past Raising the Bar Adelaide events visit: Raising the Bar Adelaide

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Image gallery: Raising the Bar 2019