To mark the launch of this historic exhibition, in partnership with the British Museum, Virginia will host a panel discussion with curators Dr Belinda Crerar; Dr Lissant Bolton; Dr Cheryl Crilly; and guests Dame Quentin Bryce; Kassidy Waters and Rabia Siddique.
The discussion was recorded in front of a live audience at the NMA and broadcast on the ABC Radio National, ‘Big Ideas’ on 15 Feb 2023. You can listen to a podcast of the recording by clicking ‘Learn More’ in the link below.
Virginia to give the vote of thanks at the conclusion of this ANU Meet the Author event in which Niki Savva is interviewed by colleague and fellow journalist, Kerry-Anne Walsh, on her latest book, ‘Bulldozed’.
Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference: In conversation with Mary Wooldridge, Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)
Virginia to interview Mary on WGEA’s latest report card and discuss why female representation in the workplace matters.
Representing Team 50+ Virginia will join a team of 5 women spanning 6 generations in a rowdy and robust affair as they make the case for ‘Revolution’. Speakers include: Jun Kim, Michelle Chen, Clementine Ford, Tricia Malowney OAM and Moria Rayner.
At the invitation of the Australian High Commission Islamabad, Virginia will deliver a live-online presentation for Pakistani journalists, on reporting violence against women in the Australian media context. This presentation is part of a series of workshops run by Pakistan’s CEJ, Centre for Excellence in Journalism, in partnership with the Australian High Commission in Pakistan.
Virginia to join a panel of journalists and commentators to reflect on the year that has past; including ANU Prof Mark Kenny, ABC’s Bureau Chief, Michelle Ainsworth, and facilitated by the AFR’s Tom McIlroy.
Virginia will host the annual UC Foundation fundraising lunch at the National Press Club, in support of the PACES Cancer Research Group and the University of Canberra’s Cancer Wellness Clinic. For more on the remarkable work of the UC Cancer Wellness Centre click ‘Learn More’.
The Indigo Foundation 20th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner, at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Virginia joins Alex Sloan AM in hosting a night of fundraising with speakers from Afghanistan, PNG and the Pacific region. For more on the work of the Indigo Foundation click ‘Learn More’ below.
As part of the ANU ‘In Conversation with the Author’ series, Virginia interviews philanthropist Simon Holmes a Court to mark the launch of his book, The Big Teal – a detailed account of his own political awakening and the involvement of his organisation, Climate200, in financially supporting 23 independent candidates run for parliament in the May 2022 Federal Election.
Listen to the Conversation via the learn more link below, recorded in front of a live audience at the Australian National University
‘The Years in Review 2020-2022’: Australasian Cemeteries & Crematoria Association, Annual Conference 2022
Virginia invited to give a keynote speech reflecting on the national, global and geopolitical events that shaped the past few years and Australia’s response.
Virginia to interview video artist Flavia Abdurahman and photographer Gabor Dunajszky, on their work in Afghanistan and joint exhibition highlighting the plights of Afghan people as result of two decades of international occupation and warfare.
In recognition and celebration of the life of Dahlia Martin, a young, dynamic and dearly loved member of the Department of Defence, Strategy, Policy & Industry Team, Virginia was invited to deliver the Dahlia Martin Memorial Lecture at the Ngunnawal Theatre, Russell.