German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said, ‘He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how.’ and Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne once asked his audience to ‘pay attention to where you are going because without meaning, you might get nowhere.’


Heavy, important, soulful stuff this but perhaps there can be a lighter way to discuss a topic that can often times be serious and difficult to clarify.
Well, spend your Saturday shaping your own how as you listen to the messages of four inspiring speakers as they spread simple ideas that can help shape a better life for you, and in turn, the world. The Meaning of a Good Life conference was inspired by the TED ethos of ideas worth sharing and brings together four inspiring thought leaders who will share thought provoking personal stories, academic research and diverse philosophies around well being and living a ‘good’ life in an engaging and simple manner.
Taking the stage are academic researcher Dr Melissa Weinberg from the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index; 19 year old Catherine Moolenschot who inspires greatness in her prolific presentations, TED talks and keynote addresses; Adam O’Donnell, former SAS soldier turned corporate commando with a talent for making the most out of dire situations and Luke Hockley, master storyteller and founder of performing arts company Midnightsky.
It will be a morning of positive conversation, interspersed with live jazz for a powerful look into a meaningful life with all proceeds benefiting The Hunger Project. The Hunger Project is a global, non-religious, non-profit organisation working to end world hunger by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centred strategies. Programmes cover health, education and adult literacy, nutrition, improved farming techniques and food security, micro-finance loans, water and sanitation and HIV/AIDS prevention. Limited tickets available – we look forward to seeing you there!


Meaning of a Good Life Conference

In support of The Hunger Project

  • Date: Saturday, 18th October 2014
  • Time: 9.30 am – 1.00pm (Registration commences at 9.00am)
  • Venue: Melbourne City Mission
  • Cost: $65 + booking fee


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