Public lectures

The ANU Public Lecture Series connects the local ACT and regional community with ANU, providing access to some of the world's top academics, scholars, public figures, artists and theorists. The series is a powerful platform for launching new research and innovation into the public arena.  The ANU Public Lecture Series encapsulates lectures across campus.

We've prepared a checklist to help you work your way through organising a public lecture, but it doesn't replace getting in touch with us for help.

Why host a public lecture?

Public lectures can help you engage with the local community, alumni or students, share knowledge, inspire donors or attract future students.

Public lectures are also an opportunity for ANU to engage with government, business and the public to inform and educate the community through leading open discussion of issues that confront our nation, our region and the world.

Before organising a public lecture you should think closely about what your goal/s and objectives are and what needs to be done to achieve them. See some examples in the checklist.

How SCAPA can help

Before you start to plan your public lecture, it's a good idea to think about when to involve SCAPA.

SCAPA can help you maximise the lecture's potential, boost your outreach and make sure protocol is met. If the event is on our horizon then we can identify media and promotional opportunities or potential research collaborations to help you achieve your goals. If you think you need to invite VIPs it is very important that you contact us.

Benefits of engaging with our team:

  • VIP/ministerial protocol advice
  • broader communications leverage of event stories for news and recruitment purposes. This will help your event 'live' longer and reach more people
  • media opportunities
  • security coordination
  • venue advice and coordination
  • targeted promotional support
  • video/photography opportunities
  • invitation support
  • identification of specific audiences and how to approach them, and
  • measurement of success post event.