Editor's note

And that’s a wrap! Thursday night we hosted our final event in our Advancing Australia book launch series, with our editor Misha Ketchell in conversation with Adjunct Professor Carol Johnson and Professor Alex Reilly. Immigration, neoliberalism, french submarines and peace; everything was on the table and our two University of Adelaide academics did a great job of thoughtfully answering questions from our 160-strong audience (and kudos our questioners for keeping their questions short, sharp and interesting).

Events provide a chance for us to meet you, our readers, say g'day and hear your thoughts about The Conversation. It’s also a chance for you to ask The Conversation authors questions about relevant issues and get a response that’s independent, informed and without agenda (what a refreshing change). Now, we’re by no means TEDTalks (yet!), and we seem to be cursed by dodgy microphones, but these events are a chance to have an informative discussion with readers; if that’s not our mission exemplified, I don’t know what is.

We’d love to do more (we haven’t hosted an event in Darwin or Hobart yet), and to do this we need your help. Reader donations allow us to go beyond words on page to host events and innovate in other ways such as producing podcasts, videos, infographics and interactives. Help us make this happen. Donate to The Conversation today.

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