Over the past couple of months, life as we know has been turned on its head here in Australia.

Our vibrant and bustling cities have been deserted. Our world-famous beaches have been closed. Flights have been grounded. Schools have been shut. Supermarket shelves have been stripped of toilet paper and hand sanitiser. And the world around us has come to a standstill. 

We’ve been collectively grieving our 2020 plans and relying on Netflix marathons, sanctioned daily walks and failed attempts to bake sourdough. 

As we’ve been forced into pressing pause on our lives, we’ve been reminded of what’s important and we’ve arguably become more human. Executives are attending leadership meetings from their lounge rooms. Musicians are baring their souls from the isolation of their garages. We’re recognising our most under appreciated industries- healthcare, teaching, hospitality. And we’re experiencing local, national and global solidarity like never before. 

While we’re not in the clear yet, and while recovery will no doubt be slow for our economy, we’re pretty bloody lucky to be in Australia right now. As our masks come off and life as we know it slowly starts to return, what will this pandemic leave behind? How will the way that we live, work and travel be transformed forever? And how will an unlikely group of people help Australia to build back better? 

Instead of asking ourselves what will happen next, let’s ask ourselves, what do we want to happen next?  

s p a c e seeks to ignite a more ambitious future for our country, and now more than ever, we have an unprecedented opportunity to start again- to rebuild a more compassionate, authentic and prosperous country. We’re calling on everyone who can be generous with their ideas, open to challenging the status quo and willing to be themselves and not their job to join us! 

The time is now to build back better.  

Let’s go to  s p a c e.


Sydney | 9 September 2020
Melbourne | 11 September 2020
Byron Bay | 27-30 May 2021