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FOlio events

Events are free for Folio Members and discounted for their guests. They include planned activities that cater to different interests and schedules, including virtual and in person events. 

Bi-weekly ‘Friday Imbibo' social gatherings will take place, as well as monthly flagship events, such as ‘Folio Conversations’ (think TED Talks that you can participate in) and ‘Upskill Workshops’ with members sharing their talents and experience.

Register below for upcoming events. 

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Curate Space, Level 6, 306 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD. Building entrance via Causeway Lane, off the Bourke Street Mall
    • 35

    Welcome to "The Voice and the Right to Self-Determination," a thought-provoking conversation event that delves into a crucial topic that resonates with the upcoming vote in Australia.

    We will explore the significance of self-determination specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who are recognized as Australia's first peoples. The right to self-determination for Indigenous communities is an ongoing process of choice, aimed at meeting their social, cultural, and economic needs, rather than creating a separate Indigenous "state." Its importance lies in acknowledging their historical position, combating disadvantage, and enabling the full recovery from colonization and dispossession.

    Join our conversation leaders as we delve into the intricacies of self-determination, constitutional reform, the rights of Australia's first peoples, and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Together, we can foster a deeper understanding of these critical issues and work towards a more inclusive and equitable future for all

    Chris Croker

    Chris is a Luritja man from Central Australia. He is an experienced senior executive and strategy advisor with expertise in Indigenous economic development, asset management, corporate strategy and infrastructure construction over a 25-year period.

    He has been the Managing Director of Impact IP since 2016 held positions with leading companies including state-owned electricity utility - Horizon Power, international strategy consulting firm - Boston Consulting Group and Australian mining and civil engineering contractor – Henry Walker Eltin.

    Chris holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Queensland. Chris is also a project steering committee member for the First Nations Clean Energy Network, chair of CASSE Australia and board member of Australians Community Foundation and Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia.

Past events

26 May 2023 🦊 Outfox the Ordinary: A Night of Clever Connections with Folio at Trinket Bar! 🍸
4 Apr 2023 NEW LOCATION - Atlas of Human Rights - Violations and protections in Australia and abroad
20 Mar 2023 (Un)ethical design — Robodebt, accountability, and equity in a digital society
20 Feb 2023 The State of Representation - Pathways to leadership and power
27 Nov 2022 Folio End of Year Social - Paella and Barefoot Bowls
23 Nov 2022 Rediscovering our role in community
19 Oct 2022 Public integrity, trust and democracy
20 Sep 2022 The Pilgrim’s Guide to the Workplace
25 Aug 2022 Social Enterprise: from local to global
30 Jun 2022 Keeping Mental Health Front of Mind - with Emily Unity & Dr Stephen Carbone
18 Jun 2022 June Folio Social @ Captain's of Industry
24 May 2022 The Future of Work - with Jan Owen and Professor Leah Ruppanner
13 May 2022 Ballers Clubhouse - Folio's May Social Event
28 Apr 2022 Planning for future pandemics, with Peter Doherty & Professor Wendy Stone
22 Apr 2022 The April Folio Social @Beneath Driver Lane
24 Mar 2022 The March Conversation Event: Can technology solve climate change?
18 Mar 2022 The March Folio Social @Journal Cafe
5 Mar 2022 Coffee Muster - Board Games @ Temple Arden
26 Feb 2022 Imbibo: Barefoot Bowls
19 Feb 2022 Theme Club: Space: it’s out there
15 Feb 2022 Folio Members Meeting
12 Dec 2021 Folio Christmas Party
26 Nov 2021 The November Folio Social @Journal Cafe
21 Oct 2021 It's the CANCELLED Folio Freedom Quiz!
23 Sep 2021 Reimagining business and finance, with Dan Madhavan and Jo Barraket
17 Sep 2021 Folio's Great Escape Trivia
13 Aug 2021 Folio's Bitter Sweet Team Trivia and Cocktails - Aug 13
20 Jul 2021 CANCELLED - Planning for future pandemics, with Peter Doherty and Danielle Wood
30 Apr 2021 Folio Social - Friday 30th April - from 6pm - Captains of Industry
12 Mar 2021 ShuffleBoard & Social Drinks 12th March
10 Mar 2021 Midday Meditation on Zoom
5 Feb 2021 Join us for Folio Friday drinks 5th Feb

We acknowledge the Aboriginal traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future.


Melbourne VIC 3000

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