An integral part of each year’s program is the forum which offers a series of engaging and insightful presentations from guest speakers highlighting the theme for the year. Previous forums have focused on grasslands, volcanoes, return to country, migration – of people, plants and animals, biodiversity of indigenous grasslands, climate, energy and the future.

In 2020 we present a forum on our theme ‘The Lake as Home’.

Speakers at the 2020 Forum will include:

Uncle Ted Lovett Welcome and smoking ceremony

Adam Bester Glenelg Hopkins CMA CEO Chair

Anthony Casanova Beyond Bolac Catchment Action Group Facilitator and Local Farmer ‘Upstream from Lake Bolac’

Lenny Clark Cultural aspects

Karen and Ken McIntyre – Lake Bolac Historical Society Recent History of Lake Bolac

Dr. Greg Kerr Nature Glenelg Trust Senior Ecologist ‘Exploring the idea of ‘home’ for animals in Lake Bolac’

Lance Lloyd – Lloyd Environmental Restoration Ecologist ‘There and back again. The management and restoration of lakes and wetlands’

Damein Bell – Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation CEO Eel Harvesting at Budj Bim

Jane McMillan St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq people

Tickets for the 2020 Festival now on sale through Humanitix – visit our Tickets page or follow the direct link below to book now!