WOW Australia

EOI for WOW Bites

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EOI to present a WOW Bite at WOW Australia 2020

At WOW Australia we are looking for nominations for the WOW Bites sessions within the WOW Australia 2020 program.  Every WOW festival worldwide includes WOW Bites sessions.   These are short talks and stories, and sometimes performances, on a very wide range of subjects from the serious to the frivolous, delivered by all sorts of people, occasionally famous, but often everyday heroes.   WOW Bites may have a feminist theme, but many will just be about amazing things women have done, fears conquered, lives changed.  They are designed to engage and inspire audiences in all sorts of areas – new life insights, information, ideas, and ways of thinking.

Bites are a big part of WOW – honouring the lives and leadership of many unsung heroes.  Doing a WOW Bite can be a huge moment for some women and girls – the first time they have told their story in a public forum.

Each Bite is a maximum of 10 minutes long, and there are four very different speakers in a one-hour slot.   You could find yourself sitting next to a medical researcher, a visual artist and the first Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest!    At previous WOW Festivals in Brisbane Olivia Hargroder talked about her drive to have athletes with Downs syndrome included in the Paralympics, Winnifred Selby shared her philosophy on leading by girls, for girls to girls in Ghana, Sally Strobridge taught us how to build a bridge between deaf and hearing worlds, and Gigi Baxter from Vanuatu got a chance to speak internationally about the challenges facing the trans-community in that country.  You get the idea.

So, let us have your suggestions and nominations.

Just complete and submit the nomination form - deadline for submissions Friday September 27 - extended until Tuesday 2 October.

WOW Australia 2020 takes place at The Brisbane Powerhouse from 3-5 April.

Applicants will be advised of the result on 11 November.

The WOW Bites Program is made possible thanks to support from our Major Partner, QSuper.

The WOW Bites Program is made possible thanks to support from our Major Partner, QSuper
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