Suburbia’s time in the sun: Bernard Salt keynote talk | DESIGN Canberra 2020

Festivals and Celebrations

17 Nov 2020 Once Only Event

DESIGN Canberra is pleased to welcome Bernard Salt as a keynote speaker as part of the festival’s This Is Suburbia thread. This is a timely opportunity to lead conversations with the community about the spaces and places we want, need and deserve to survive and thrive.

Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community. Bernard heads The Demographics Group which provides advice on demographic, consumer and social trends for business. Prior to that Bernard founded KPMG Demographics.

He writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper and is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School. He is well known to the wider community for his penchant for identifying and tagging new tribes and social behaviours such as the ‘Seachange Shift’, the ‘Man Drought’, ‘PUMCINS’ (pronounced pumkins) and the ‘Goats Cheese Curtain’. He is perhaps best known for popularising the phrase “smashed avocado” globally.


This DESIGN Canberra virtual event will be presented by Bernard Salt from Melbourne and live streamed.

It is free to attend the virtual event online. Details of the streaming platform will be released in late October.

Event Dates

Once Only Event

17 Nov 2020

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